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3D laser scanning advances tool creation
3D laser scanning advances tool creation

Laser scanning combined with touch probing fits perfectly with additive manufacturing practices at Applications Additives Avancées (3A) resulting in reduced lead-times and lower costs in the manufacture of medical, aerospace and other components. 

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A hit in Hyderabad: Fine Forge accelerates turbine blade inspection with Nikon LC15Dx
A hit in Hyderabad: Fine Forge accelerates turbine blade inspection with Nikon LC15Dx

 Industry leader in turbine blades for power applications, Fine Forge has deployed a multi-sensor ALTERA CMM at its Hyderabad facility. The LC15Dx laser scanner helps to increase productivity and to support the expansion of its product portfolio.

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Accelerated inspection cycles help Quality Needles recover costs within one year
Accelerated inspection cycles help Quality Needles recover costs within one year

Indian based worldwide needle exporter, Quality Needles is using the fast, high accuracy LC15Dx scanner for inspection of in-house manufactured production tools. With the advanced inspection equipment, Quality Needles recovered costs within one year.

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Airbus automates A340/350/380 composite nose cowl inspection using Nikon Metrology Laser Radar
Airbus automates A340/350/380 composite nose cowl inspection using Nikon Metrology Laser Radar

To inspect composite jet engine inlet cowls, Airbus opted for a Laser Radar inspection cell that turns around inspection in a fast and automated fashion. The Laser Radar offers automated targetless inspection and smooth production floor operation.

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Automated CT scanning enables 100% inspection of complex parts

To meet the demands of ever more discerning customers, manufacturers are constantly striving to improve product quality. One way to achieve this is through 100 per cent inspection of components, rather than taking samples from a production line for quality control.

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Automated nikon photo-microscope supports world-leading rock analysis
Automated nikon photo-microscope supports world-leading rock analysis

Founded in 1997, Conwy Valley Systems in North Wales has become a global leader in the supply of computerized photo-microscopy systems for inspection, statistical analysis and classification of rock samples to assist oil and gas exploration.

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Automated video measuring speeds inspection by a factor of 60
Automated video measuring speeds inspection by a factor of 60

UK subcontractor Microtec EDM supplies prototypes and components for innovative and high profile projects. The company recently raised the capability of its metrology department with a powerful CNC video measuring system, an iNEXIV VMA-4540.

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Clamason presses ahead with rapid video measurement
Clamason presses ahead with rapid video measurement

With the acquisition of a Nikon Nexiv CNC Video Measuring System, Clamason Industries is now able to check small, tightly toleranced parts and maintain high production levels. It can closely monitor the quality of complex pressed components, without compromising its production schedule.

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CMM-Manager simplifies and automates tool inspection at BTM Corporation
CMM-Manager simplifies and automates tool inspection at BTM Corporation

Michigan-based tool maker BTM Corporation opted for Nikon Metrology’s user-centric CMMManager software to automate serial inspection on different CMM brands. BTM quality technicians also rely on CMM-Manager’s walk-in measurement capability to quickly take points on prototype and first-part articles.

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Comprehensive inspection of impellers with CT
Comprehensive inspection of impellers with CT

Being subject to excessive temperatures and pressures, the smallest variations or defects can enormously effect the performance of automotive components such as impellers in turbochargers. This makes 100% inspection necessary not only for dimensions but also for structural and build quality.

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Comprehensive quality inspection of turbocharger castings with CT
Comprehensive quality inspection of turbocharger castings with CT

For turbocharger castings, the Nikon X-ray CT range provides a comprehensive inspection of the inner and outer dimensions of castings including its structural quality. The high power 450 kV source penetrates dense materials allowing the quality of the castings to be checked in a non-destructive way.

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Computed Tomography accelerates product time-to-market by NDT analysis
Computed Tomography accelerates product time-to-market by NDT analysis

Advanced filters are used in many industries such as automotive, medical, oil & air filtration. As filters are often complex assemblies, advanced inspection techniques help to provide a better insight in structural or operational deficiencies such as internal voids, sealing problems or filter tears.

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Creating complex ”spare“ tooling using MV330 laser radar
Creating complex ”spare“ tooling using MV330 laser radar

VDL Steelweld BV is one of Europe’s premier suppliers of integrated robotic production lines. It called on Nikon Metrology UK to help produce a spare robot gripper on one of its newest systems.

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CT inspection of dental implants and prostheses
CT inspection of dental implants and prostheses

The demand for dental implants has increased due to new advanced manufacturing technology and our aging society. CT provides a detailed 3D image that enables to verify the correct positioning and orientation of dentures on prostheses, or structural integrity of assembled implants.

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CT inspection of medical devices or drug delivery systems
CT inspection of medical devices or drug delivery systems

With medical devices, failure is not an option. The reproducible examination and inspection of key components is vital. The Nikon X-ray and CT range ensures no area is inaccessible. With the high image resolution and ultra-fast CT reconstruction, the sharp images provide a fundamental insight.

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CT scanning helped reveal complex mysteries of Antikythera Mechanism
CT scanning helped reveal complex mysteries of Antikythera Mechanism

An exciting link-up between high-tech industry and international universities, the secrets of the Antikythera Mechanism – were unraveled using the unique 400kV microfocus CT system leading to an astonishing new theory of how the mechanism worked.

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Driving breakthroughs in Mexican manufacturing with micro CT
Driving breakthroughs in Mexican manufacturing with micro CT

The Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Puebla, Mexico, is one of the country’s most prestigious universities. Its mission is to give its students “the capacity to innovate and apply knowledge with quality and social relevance.”

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En Route for the Moon
En Route for the Moon

iGPS helps lunar rover “Jade Rabbit” jump higher.

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Equipped to double inspection capacity
Equipped to double inspection capacity

Requiring a higher level of productivity and better insight into product conformance, Continental – Chassis & Safety upgrade their measurement facilities.

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Faster inspection and reporting with 3D laser scanning
Faster inspection and reporting with 3D laser scanning

A significant increase in orders for prototype pressings and bracketry has prompted Birmingham Prototypes to install two multi-sensor CMMs. The goal: to measure the sheet metal parts more quickly and to speed subsequent report generation.

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First teaching laboratory in Denmark with scanning electron microscopes
First teaching laboratory in Denmark with scanning electron microscopes

Five Nikon Metrology SEMs will attract hundreds more students every year with the aim of promoting physics and nanotechnology.

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FMI masters silicone molding of critical medical components using iNEXIV
FMI masters silicone molding of critical medical components using iNEXIV

FMI in the Chicago area produces molded silicone components for medical applications which are measured optically using a iNexiv system. FMI engineers say that investigating parts under Nikon optics and illuminations result in superior digital imaging that guarantees high accuracy and R&R numbers.

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Foam gaskets seals in the line of fire
Foam gaskets seals in the line of fire

Kiekert AG, the global leader for automobile door lock systems, now uses digital cross scanners by Nikon Metrology to test the positions and dimensions of sealing lips on door and rear compartment locks.

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Ford Otosan standardizes on Nikon Metrology for faster-turnaround vehicle body inspection
Ford Otosan standardizes on Nikon Metrology for faster-turnaround vehicle body inspection

Ford Otosan uses a Nikon Metrology XC65Dx laser scanner for the inspection of small commercial vehicles. Detailed Cross Scanner benchmark tests confirmed similar data quality compared to tactile inspection, and revealed 65% higher throughput.

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Gehl reduces skid/track steer loaders inspection time by 50% with K-Series
Gehl reduces skid/track steer loaders inspection time by 50% with K-Series

Engineers at Gehl’s South Dakota production plant in Madison use the portable Nikon Metrology K-Series Optical CMM on the production floor. Gehl have halved geometric verification time-spending on chassis and driver compartment, and yields deeper insight when troubleshooting equipment prototypes.

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High accuracy horizontal arm CMM inspects next-generation automotive fixtures
High accuracy horizontal arm CMM inspects next-generation automotive fixtures

RapidFit modular gauging and holding fixtures with additively manufactured locators provide major benefits in vehicle manufacture.

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High resolution ct scanning to shed new light on human evolution
High resolution ct scanning to shed new light on human evolution

The University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg is using a Nikon Metrology micro-CT scanner in its Palaeosciences Centre.

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High voltage CT system advances inspection of automotive turbochargers
High voltage CT system advances inspection of automotive turbochargers

Computed Tomography transforms automotive turbocharger R&D at BorgWarner by non-destructively inspecting components and assemblies.

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High voltage microfocus CT for inspection of dense, complex parts
High voltage microfocus CT for inspection of dense, complex parts

The unique microfocus XT H 450 is capable of measuring large parts and penetrates dense materials, opening CT applications for turbine blades, aluminium castings or larger fossil or rock samples, making it the must-have tool of quality departments.

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In-process x-ray inspection improves quality control of circuit boards
In-process x-ray inspection improves quality control of circuit boards

ESCATEC has deployed an X-ray inspection machine that sits alongside two lines producing PCB assemblies. The XT V 160 machine is used for real-time, in-process quality control and detects defects, reduces lead-times and optimizes costs.

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Industrial CT inspection of implants and prostheses
Industrial CT inspection of implants and prostheses

Many sizes of implants produced today and their dimensions are critical for use in the human body. New manufacturing technologies need careful inspection to guarantee a long service life. CT provides a detailed inner and outer 3D image that verifies the correct positioning, shapes and structural.

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Industrial Rubber plc takes quality control to new levels with iNEXIV VMA-2520
Industrial Rubber plc takes quality control to new levels with iNEXIV VMA-2520

Industrial Rubber plc manufactures the Department of Transport approved “Light Dome” road stud reflector, for use on all the UK’s roads and motorways. Industrial Rubber recently invested in a new iNexiv VMA-2520 to assure consistent high-quality products.

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iNEXIV video measuring system accelerates PCB inspection
iNEXIV video measuring system accelerates PCB inspection

A Nikon iNEXIV video measuring machine has successfully taken over quality control at Stevenage Circuits Limited (SCL) and accelerates PCB inspection.

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Inspection and measurement of Cataract lens
Inspection and measurement of Cataract lens

The demand for intraocular lens (IOL) used in cataract surgery is increasing. Nikon`s New NEXIV Metrology instrument has overcome difficulties with soft, foldable materials and is capable of measuring the critical dimensions using search capability and vision auto focus.

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Inspection and measurement of electronics connectors
Inspection and measurement of electronics connectors

The design of electronic connectors for many applications has become more complex in recent years. As the design and manufacturing requirements for these connectors has become more complex, the need for a faster, more accurate, more highly automated inspection of finished connectors has increased.

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Inspection and measurement of Food Packaging
Inspection and measurement of Food Packaging

The design of food packaging and films has become more complex in recent years. As design and manufacturing requirements for these films have become more complex, the need for faster, more accurate, and more highly automated inspection of these materials has also increased. 

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Inspection and measurement of fuel injectors
Inspection and measurement of fuel injectors

The design of fuel injection systems for internal combustion engines has become increasingly complex in recent years. As the design and manufacturing requirements for fuel injectors have become more complex, the need for a fast and accurate, automated inspection method has also increased.

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Inspection and measurement of grain size
Inspection and measurement of grain size

Metals, except for single crystals, contain internal boundaries known as grain boundaries. A metallographer examines polished cross sections of specimens from appropriate locations to determine the local grain size. Nikon Imaging software classifies grain size automatically.

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Inspection and Measurement of LED Light
Inspection and Measurement of LED Light

Recently LED light demand is increasing rapidly due to conservation of the environment. LED is mounted on the die and this position and tilting is very critical for efficient brightness. In order to check big volume LED, measurement requires high accuracy and throughput.

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Inspection and measurement of Medical MEMS
Inspection and measurement of Medical MEMS

A Medical MEMS (Micro-Electro Mechanical System) is a miniature implantable device often used to continuously monitor health issues like blood pressure or blood analysis, providing data to remote locations and require full 100 percent inspection.

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Inspection and measurement of Multi-Lumen Tubing
Inspection and measurement of Multi-Lumen Tubing

Multi-Lumen tubing typically has a number of individual channels running through its interior. Variables in sample dimensions that must be measured include outer diameter, numerous inner diameters, and various wall and web thicknesses.

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Inspection and measurement of Probe Cards
Inspection and measurement of Probe Cards

A probe card is a mechanical interface between an electronic test system and a semiconductor wafer. Probe tip position and geometry is critical to the proper function of the probe card and a stable and highly accurate platform is necessary to perform these complex measurements.

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Inspection and Measurement of Sensors
Inspection and Measurement of Sensors

Sensors are electronic devices that measure an environmental condition, quantitifies and converts it into a signal that can be read by an observer or an instrument. Many sensors are based on etched silicon wafers and it is important to measure its critical dimensions and the depth of the etching.

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Inspection and measurement of Soft Material Seals
Inspection and measurement of Soft Material Seals

The design of soft material seals for automotive doors and other applications has become more complex in recently. As design and manufacturing requirements for soft material seals have become more intricate, the need for fast and accurate, automated inspection of finished seals has also increased.

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Inspection and Measurement of Solar Cells
Inspection and Measurement of Solar Cells

Use of photovoltaic solar cells has grown rapidly in recent years and is expected to continue into the future. They are used in a wide variety of applications, but must adere to strict quality standards, so a fast, accurate, highly automated inspection method is required.

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Inspection and measurement of the gray cast iron
Inspection and measurement of the gray cast iron

Iron castings with graphite flakes (gray iron) are not as strong or impact resistant as those with round nodular graphite (ductile iron). Nikon Imaging Software Classifies automatically the form, distribution, and size of the graphite which is useful in the determination of the mechanical behavior of the cast Iron.

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Inspection and measurement of the malleable cast iron
Inspection and measurement of the malleable cast iron

Iron castings with graphite flakes (gray iron) are not as strong or impact resistant as those with round nodular graphite (ductile iron). Nikon Imaging Software Classifies automatically the form, distribution, and size of the graphite which is useful in the determination of the mechanical behavior of the cast Iron.

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Inspection and measurement of the percentage ferrite and pearlite
Inspection and measurement of the percentage ferrite and pearlite

Ductile cast iron is a composite material in which we have 2-phases metal matrix made of ferrite and pearlite including graphite aggregations in spherical shapes. Nikon Imaging software determines automatically the percentage of ferrite and pearlite.

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Inspection and Measurement of Wire Bond Loop Height
Inspection and Measurement of Wire Bond Loop Height

Wire bonding is the method of making interconnections between an integrated circuit (IC) or other semiconductor device and its packaging during semiconductor device fabrication. Controlling the Loop Height of a wire bond is very important and requires accurate measurement to guarantee device integrity.

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ITM  - Flexible and high precision 3D measurement
ITM - Flexible and high precision 3D measurement

ITM in Gleisdorf (Austria) installed an LK CMM with REVO and retrofitted a DEA for multi-sensor applications. The equipment accomodate various measurement processes and, at the same time, ensure high precision and process reliability.

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Laser scanners replace tactile probing for body-in-white inspection at fiat -tofas.
Laser scanners replace tactile probing for body-in-white inspection at fiat -tofas.

Turkish automotive OEM FIAT-Tofaş installeda XC65Dx-LS Cross Scanners and CAMIO multi-sensor software, which are retrofitted on an existing CMMs at Bursa for their diagnostic measurements of sheet metal components and (BIW) assemblies.

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Laser scanning opens new business opportunities at diecasting company
Laser scanning opens new business opportunities at diecasting company

PMS Diecasting products are inspected by 3D laser scanning to an accuracy of 2.5 microns using an LC15Dx laser scanner on an LK ceramic bridge CMM supplied by Nikon Metrology enabling faster product-to-market and reduce development costs.

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Manufacturers launch products faster with 3D laser scanning
Manufacturers launch products faster with 3D laser scanning

In this article, Nikon Metrology explains how laser scanning provides time and cost advantages in production engineering and how manufacturers can benefit.

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Mindarika adopts microfocus CT to inspect automotive components
Mindarika adopts microfocus CT to inspect automotive components

 Mindarika designs and manufactures electrical switches for automotive OEMs. Requiring a non-destructive inspection method, the XT H 225 ST was installed to introduce non-destructive testing for an increased insight and high levels of quality.

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New knowledge from ancient specimens using X-ray Computed Tomography (CT)
New knowledge from ancient specimens using X-ray Computed Tomography (CT)

X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History is delivering new knowledge from ancient specimens

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New X-ray research facilities at Southampton University
New X-ray research facilities at Southampton University

The µ-VIS X-ray Imaging Center at the University of Southampton provides consultancy services to examine the internal structure of objects. The XT H 450 supports research in fields such as biomedical science, engineering and archaeology.

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NEXIV gives DEK the edge in emulsion screen dimensional deposition measurement
NEXIV gives DEK the edge in emulsion screen dimensional deposition measurement

By investing in a Nikon Nexiv CNC video measuring system, DEK Screens has significantly improved the accuracy and precision of its emulsion screen processes, leading to enhanced quality and reduced wastage.

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Nikon Metrology addresses the challenge of inspecting graphene
Nikon Metrology addresses the challenge of inspecting graphene

In recognition of the importance of graphene, the new wonder material that is ultra-light and flexible yet 200 times stronger than steel, Nikon focuses on providing inspection solutions for research of these new industrial materials and its application areas.

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Nikon Metrology CT-scanner grades up titanium implant research at NRC
Nikon Metrology CT-scanner grades up titanium implant research at NRC

Industrial material researchers at the National Research Council Canada (NRC) investigate titanium foam plugs implanted into rabbits. After six weeks, they operate a XT H CT-scanner to visualize bone ingrowth into the porous titanium foam implants.

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Nikon Metrology Helps Joe Gibbs Racing Drive for the Checkered Flag
Nikon Metrology Helps Joe Gibbs Racing Drive for the Checkered Flag

In the high-octane, fast-paced world of NASCAR, there is no room for error – and the Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) Team is no exception. More than 450 employees work to keep the team in top form, responsible for everything from hand-building engines to moving the entire racing fleet to competitions.

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Nikon Metrology iGPS helps LASR Lab research advanced trajectory following for space applications.
Nikon Metrology iGPS helps LASR Lab research advanced trajectory following for space applications.

Engineers at the Texas A&M University’s LASR Laboratory use iGPS to provide the HOMER robot with sub-millimeter trajectory following. Space applications cover experiments involving a 1:10 scale model of the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Nikon Metrology’s micro-CT scanning unveils mysteries of nature at the natural history museum
Nikon Metrology’s micro-CT scanning unveils mysteries of nature at the natural history museum

Researchers of the Natural History Museum investigate natural specimens using micro-CT. Stunning 3D visualizations of fossils, animals, rocks and meteorites enable ground-breaking insight into mineral deposits and the evolution of animals.

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Nikon microscope allows highly efficient rock sample categorisation
Nikon microscope allows highly efficient rock sample categorisation

CASP is a non-profit, charitable trust carrying out field-, literature- and analysis-based geological research in prospective hydrocarbon basins. Funding comes entirely from subscriptions by the oil and gas industry.

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Nikon swiftly integrates customer-specific measuring and inspection processes
Nikon swiftly integrates customer-specific measuring and inspection processes

WESO-Aurorahütte, an iron foundry based in Gladenbach, produces high quality brake discs for rail vehicles. Once the cast parts have been machined, numerous geometric features need to be measured, correlated and evaluated statistically. This can now be done effortlessly with measuring software which Nikon has modified according to the foundry’s specifications.

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Novel method for measuring the length of free-form springs
Novel method for measuring the length of free-form springs

Redditch-based Clifford Springs uses a Nikon Metrology iNEXIV VMA-4540 CNC video measuring machine, installed in May 2016 to determine the diameter of seal energising springs after manufacture.

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Omco Group - Glass moulds produced faster and less expensively using modern multi-sensor metrology
Omco Group - Glass moulds produced faster and less expensively using modern multi-sensor metrology

Nikon Metrology laser scanner cuts project approval from 2 weeks to 24 hours

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Open University establishes world lead in weld testing for safety-critical applications
Open University establishes world lead in weld testing for safety-critical applications

At the Open University, UK, Nikon Metrology photomicrography equipment supports high precision stress-strain analysis at elevated temperatures and under vacuum. It is used to assist research into optimal procedures for welding aero engine fan blades.

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O’Fallon Casting reduces production time by 50% using 3D laser scanning
O’Fallon Casting reduces production time by 50% using 3D laser scanning

3D scanning and point cloud based inspection at O’Fallon Casting increases prototyping speed and quality for an integrated wing tip light on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

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Patient-specific implants made affordable
Patient-specific implants made affordable

Ortho Baltic, a manufacturer of patient-specific medical implants recently invested in additive manufacturing and CT inspection technology. It is vital for such components to be of outstanding quality, therefore an assured quality control system is integral to the company’s success.

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Philips Lighting pushes innovation using X-ray and CT
Philips Lighting pushes innovation using X-ray and CT

Philips Lighting, Belgium, recently took delivery of a XT V system for X-ray and computer tomography (CT) inspection. Engineers investigate electrodes and parts of high-intensity discharge (HID) lamp prototypes, to push the boundaries of lamp performance, lifespan and ecological material usage.

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Pressings subcontractor replaces two CMMs with one Nikon video measuring machine
Pressings subcontractor replaces two CMMs with one Nikon video measuring machine

Optical inspection time halved and touch probing cycles cut 15-fold. Supplier of light pressings and small assemblies to the automotive industry, Berck Limited, has deployed an iNEXIV VMA-4540 system fitted with tactile probing capability.

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Printed circuit board manufacturer embraces X-ray inspection for QA of next-generation devices
Printed circuit board manufacturer embraces X-ray inspection for QA of next-generation devices

Nikon Metrology X-ray machine cuts the price of placing BGA devices by 70 per cent.

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Quality assurance focus: prototype parts
Quality assurance focus: prototype parts

The dimensional evaluation of prototype parts is integral to the actual serial production. Kiekert AG, the Heiligenhaus-based global leader in vehicle locking systems, primarily relies on digital Cross Scanners for prototype inspection.

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Revolutionizing defect analysis for electronic components
Revolutionizing defect analysis for electronic components

Saline Lectronics, USA is an electronics contract manufacturer, offering to solve the most complex technical challenges with its impeccable quality standards. Up to date with the latest technological advancements and using the latest manufacturing equipment, Lectronics invests in the Nikon XT V 160.

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Richard Weston Studio takes photomicrographs of minerals to produce stunning art
Richard Weston Studio takes photomicrographs of minerals to produce stunning art

Richard Weston Studio, specialising in creating aesthetic designs and artworks from small specimens of minerals, fossils and stones uses the Nikon Metrology SMZ1270.

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Scanning electron microscope supports development of next-generation ceramics
Scanning electron microscope supports development of next-generation ceramics

A JCM-6000 NeoScope SEM microscope was deployed at Morgan Advanced Materials’ Innovation Hub in the UK. The world-class facility combining technically advanced analytical equipment and development expertise to meet the challenges of its customers.

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SENER has giant heliostats for its Gemasolar thermal plant produced using Laser Radar
SENER has giant heliostats for its Gemasolar thermal plant produced using Laser Radar

SENER’s heliostat subcontractor Moncobra uses Laser Radar to precisely position flat mirror panels arrays on giant heliostats. Laser Radar completes automatic non-contact and gauge-free inspection of a single heliostat in a matter of minutes, allowing Moncobra to turn out 22 heliostats every day.

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Spring S.r.l. uses laser scanner for quality control of additively manufactured products
Spring S.r.l. uses laser scanner for quality control of additively manufactured products

Rapid prototyping and AM bureau - Spring srl, Italy, invested in a 7-axis articulated measuring arm and a digital laser scanning head. The equipment allows parts to be digitised quickly and accurately for reverse-engineering and 3D printing.

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SSDE promote green future by manufacturing turbine blades for supercritical power generators
SSDE promote green future by manufacturing turbine blades for supercritical power generators

For a greener future, the manufacturing of supercritical components in power generation is vital. SSDE using the Nikon ALTERA CMM have helped to increase energy efficiency by 40% with the production of super-critical turbine blades.

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Subcontractor upgrades metrology department and offers service to other manufacturers
Subcontractor upgrades metrology department and offers service to other manufacturers

Nisan Engineering installs new ALTERA CMM and retrofits Mitutoyo machine with CMM-Manager software.

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Surface measurements with picometer resolution
Surface measurements with picometer resolution

BW-S and BW-D series White light interferometric microscope systems.

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University of Leuven applies metrology CT to research geometrical accuracy of inner and outer features of industrial components
University of Leuven applies metrology CT to research geometrical accuracy of inner and outer features of industrial components

The PMA division of Leuven’s university is using X-ray CT machines to research and measure the interiors of complex AM components such as a hollow hydroformed camshaft, a 3D printed mould with conformal cooling channels.

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University of Manchester achieves breakthroughs in science and engineering with Computer Tomography
University of Manchester achieves breakthroughs in science and engineering with Computer Tomography

At the Henry Moseley X-ray Imaging Facility academic and industrial users gather scientific proof regarding otherwise hidden information using CT. With Nikon Metrology systems, light has been shed on Velociraptor behavior, metal corrosion and damage propagation in composite aerospace structures.

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Video inspection has a key bearing on success at Westwind
Video inspection has a key bearing on success at Westwind

Vital QC tolerance checks on components destined for use in high performance air bearings that used to take up to 25 minutes, are now completed in less than 30 seconds following investment by Westwind Air Bearings in a Nexiv VMR 3020 system.

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Video Measuring System Ensures Diamond Quality for Waterjets
Video Measuring System Ensures Diamond Quality for Waterjets

A CNC video measuring system from Nikon Metrology helps Diamond Technology Innovations produce a more accurate diamond waterjet orifice.

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X-Ray Computed Tomography expands horizons of anthropology at Duke university
X-Ray Computed Tomography expands horizons of anthropology at Duke university

At Duke University, X-ray micro CT equipment is used to research anthropology studying the origin of mankind. But also biotech firms, electronic materials companies, government research organizations, and others have interest in using CT.

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X-ray further increases product quality at Mentzer Electronics
X-ray further increases product quality at Mentzer Electronics

Quality control at Mentzer Electronics in Burlingame, California, includes tracing electronics assembly issues using an XT V inspection system. This system allows quality engineers to navigate through the internal structure of assembled PCBs.

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X-ray inspection shifts a gear higher at SGC - SwitchGear Company!
X-ray inspection shifts a gear higher at SGC - SwitchGear Company!

SwitchGear Company uses a 225 kV Microfocus CT system to non-destructively inspect the quality of various components to accelerate product development and maintain high quality standards for incoming components from suppliers.

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X-ray irons out electronic flaws at Process Sciences Inc.
X-ray irons out electronic flaws at Process Sciences Inc.

Process Sciences Inc. (PSI) runs Nikon Metrology X-ray inspection to trace connectivity issues in electronic circuitry that otherwise remain hidden for the eye. Using intuitive real-time X-ray imaging, PSI collaborates with OEMs and contract assemblers nationwide to reveal and resolve weak points in their PCB manufacturing processes.

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Assuring IP class rating for thermal cameras
Assuring IP class rating for thermal cameras

FLIR manufactures thermal imaging tools for use in various harsh conditions. The plant in Estonia is now producing equipment for the marine segment also. The Technical department uses the Nikon Metrology ALTO CMM with CMM-Manager to check the quality of incoming components to guarantee they are as specified.

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Nikon L100, the ultimate CMM laser scanner combining productivity and accuracy
Nikon L100, the ultimate CMM laser scanner combining productivity and accuracy

The L100 CMM laser scanner offers the best possible combination of speed, accuracy and ease-of-use. Suited for both surface and feature measurement, even on shiny or multi-material parts, the L100 quickly delivers accurate data and insightful part-to-CAD comparison reports.

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Improving quality of treatment for patients
Improving quality of treatment for patients

Quality assurance is vital for accurate production of patient-specific joints and prostheses, therefore Baltic Orthoservice uses a Nikon Metrology XT H 225 and LC15Dx with ALTERA CMM.

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