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.
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.
Die Tech & Engineering uses its scanning to CMM to avoid errors by inspecting electrodes prior to EDM.