Nikon Metrology

Phone: 810-220-4360
Fax: 810-220-4300

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Mailing Address:
12701 Grand River
Brighton, MI 48116 US

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Company Profile

 Nikon Metrology offers the most complete and innovative metrology product portfolio, including state-of-the-art vision measuring instruments complemented with optical inspection and mechanical 3D metrology solutions. These reliable and innovative products respond to the advanced inspection requirements of manufacturers active in consumer, automotive, aerospace, electronics, medical and other industries. For more information, visit

Product-related inquiries may be directed to Nikon Metrology, Inc. at 810-220-4360 or

Product Categories of Nikon Metrology

  • Additive Prototyping Equipment
  • Autocollimators
  • CMMs
  • Comparators, Optical & Other
  • Coordinate Measuring Machines, Portable
  • Digitizing/Scanning Systems
  • Gear Inspection
  • Laser Measurement Systems
  • Quality & Measurement
  • Surface Finish Measuring Equipment
  • Vision Systems

Trade Names

  • LK CMM
  • Metris
  • XTEK

Deep Links

Lasar Radar for Automated Inline Inspection

Today’s inspection methods during automotive assemby

It is important for automotive assembly plants to continuously monitor process quality during the manufacturing process. Locations of holes, slots, studs, welding lines and other features need to be measured on the vehicles in Body in White (BI W) assembly. Also, flush & gap for door or hinge lines need in-depth verification in the Trim and Finish section. These inspections ensure that vehicles are built within the stringent tolerances set by automotive manufacturers.

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

Borg Warner operator

A microfocus computed tomography (CT) system from Nikon Metrology is being used by BorgWarner Poland to improve research and development of turbochargers for passenger cars, light trucks and commercial vehicles. The high power (450 kV) X-ray equipment is able to penetrate the dense materials used in turbocharger production, allowing the internal material quality of castings to be checked non-destructively and the integrity of welded assemblies to be inspected. In addition, dimensional data for specific components is acquired more quickly than is possible with a coordinate measuring machine (CMM), both from external and internal dimensions.

Laser scanners replace tactile probing for body-in-white inspection at FIAT-TOFAS

Turkish automotive manufacturer FIAT-Tofaş is implementing new inspection methodologies for their diagnostic measurements of sheet metal components and body-in-white (BIW) assemblies. A key element involves the installation of Nikon Metrology XC65Dx-LS Cross Scanners and CAMIO multi-sensor metrology software, which are retrofitted on an existing Hexagon double-arm coordinate measuring machine (CMM) at Bursa. Inspection is now twice as fast compared to touch probes and provides better insight, reducing the time needed to diagnose problems and raising efficiency.

A vision beyond precision for automotive metrology

Nikon Metrology offers complete solutions for the competitive automotive industry, supporting geometric quality control end reverse engineering. These innovative metrology solutions streamline the entire process, from a new car concept until serial production.

Innovative solutions for aerospace metrology

Nikon Metrology provides optical inspection technology for metrology assisted production in aerospace industry. Large volume inspection and tracking, aircraft component measurement, Absolute accurate robot drilling and jet engine turbine blade inspection are a few examples that illustrate a truly extensive application reach.

Product Announcements Provided By Nikon Metrology

Stereo Microscope SMZ1270/SMZ1270i and SMZ800N with enhanced optical performance and operation

Unique high voltage 450 kV microfocus CT system for inspection of dense or large parts

World's first 750kV microfocus X-ray source for NDT inspection and measurement of high density parts


Digital laser scanner LC15Dx from Nikon Metrology brings scanning to the range of tactile measurement accuracy

As seen in MMS

Video: CT Scanning in Minutes, Not Hours
In addition to raw computing power, new microfocus source designs and intuitive software make this technology ready for the production line.

CT Scanning Moves from Lab to Production Line
In addition to raw computing power, new microfocus source designs and intuitive software make this technology ready for the production line.

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.

Nikon Announces Executive Appointments
The company has made two promotions.

Advances in Laser-Scanning Technology
Learn how the latest laser scanning devices and software offer a number of advantages for inspection and reverse engineering.

Advantages of New Laser-Scanning Technology
Here’s why many of today’s manufacturers are considering retrofitting CMMs and articulated measuring arms with the latest laser scanners.

Applying New Laser-Scanning Technology
Here’s why many of today’s manufacturers are considering retrofitting CMMs and articulated measuring arms with laser scanners.

High-Resolution Microscope Provides Large Depth of Field
Nikon Metrology offers the NeoScope II, a high-resolution scanning electron microscope (SEM) that produces images with a large depth of field at magnifications.

Nikon Metrology Partners With Penske Racing
Penske says Nikon technology will aid its continuous improvement efforts.

Nikon Opens New Tech Center
Nikon Metrology recently hosted more than 100 metrology and manufacturing professionals to introduce a new Technology Center at its American headquarters in Brighton, Michigan.   Brighton Mayor Ricci Bandkau was on-hand for a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and Gary Vasilash, editor-in-chief of “Automotive Design and Production” keynoted with an address on the state of the automotive industry. (“Automotive Design and Production” is a property of Gardner Publications, which also publishes “Modern Machine Shop.”)   With the theme “Advances in Industrial Metrology,” the opening event offered technology overviews and demonstrations of various new and updated products.

Transforming Industrial Robots into Precision Machine Tools
Robots fitted with an adaptive control system get real-time course corrections throughout the machining cycle.

Multi-Sensor, 3D Metrology System Inspects Complex Shapes
Nikon Metrology’s HN-6060 next-generation, non-contact inspection system features   advanced laser scanning, a five-axis synchronized hardware control, a stiff design and powerful processing software.

Portable CMMs Driven by Common Software Platform
Nikon Metrology (Brighton, Michigan) and Verisurf Software (Anaheim, California) have reached an agreement that enables manufacturers to drive all Nikon portable metrology devices from Verisurf’s common software platform.

Metris Rebrands To Nikon Metrology
Nikon has purchased inspection system manufacturer Metris, which is now a wholly-owned subsidiary rebranded under the name Nikon Metrology. The companies say the merger will synergize their strengths in technology, marketing and services to deliver metrology products with a broad application reach to a worldwide customer base.

Metris Inaugurates New Facility
Metris has inaugurated a new manufacturing facility in Manasssas, Virginia, centralizing production of all its large-volume metrology products. The new facility merges two former offices that originally served as headquarters to ArcSecond and MetricVision, respectively, before Metris acquired both firms in recent years. The 30,000-square-foot facility houses 60 employees and is located in Prince William Technology Park on Innovation Drive.

Optical CMM Software Upgrade

Part-To-CAD Inspection Software

CMM Software

Software Charges CMMs
Eagle Manufacturing is a supplier of engine components to Ford Motor Company and Navistar International, a leading manufacturer of trucks, school buses and midrange diesel engines. Eagle’s 120-person facility produces cylinder heads, connecting rods and accessory brackets for diesel engines; lower crankcase housings for gasoline engines; exhaust manifolds for V8 and V6 engines; and 5.4-liter engine blocks.