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  • Nikon Metrology yields the most complete and innovative metrology offering, including state-of-the-art 2.5D vision measuring systems complemented with optical and mechanical 3D metrology solutions. These reliable and innovative metrology solutions respond to the advanced inspection requirements of manufacturers active in consumer, automotive, aerospace, electronics, medical and other industries.
Product Portfolio
  • Laser Scanning

  • 3D laser scanning accelerates design-through-manufacturing by providing full geometry feedback

    Laser scanners capture the entire part geometry for inspection or reverse engineering purposes, covering both freeform surfaces and geometric features. Laser scanners are used with CMMs, articulated arms, optical CMMs or even robots. The resulting digital copy forms the backbone of a powerful digital inspection process that streamlines inspection processes, reduces time to market and cuts development costs.
  • CMM scanners

    • XC65D(-LS) digital Cross Scanner

    • The ultimate scanner for feature inspection and more...

      The multi-laser XC65D scanner captures all 3D details of features, edges, pockets, ribs and freeform surfaces in a single scan. Its entirely digital operation boosts scanning frequency and drives smart laser intensity adaptation to scan any surface without user interaction.
    • LC60Dx laser scanner

    • LC60Dx premium digital CMM laser scanners capturing the full geometry and features

      LC60Dx single line scanner brings laser scanning in the accuracy range of tactile measurement, while capturing 75,000 measurement points a second. Equipped with powerful CMOS technology, the all-digital scanner automatically digitizes the complete geometry of parts covering features and surfaces in just a few CMM strokes.

    • LC50Cx laser scanner

    • LC50Cx all-purpose digital CMM laser scanners capturing the 3D geometry and features of parts

      The LC50Cx single line laser scanner offers an adequate productivity with its 50mm stripe width and scanning rate of 45 stripes per second.
      LC50Cx 3D laser scanner digitizes the full geometry of parts for a broad range of inspection and reverse engineering applications.
    • LC15Dx laser scanner

    • Closing the gap with tactile probe accuracy

      Thanks to the most advanced laser scanner technology, the LC15Dx is closing the gap with tactile probe accuracy. In tests comparable to ISO 10360 the LC15Dx achieved the accuracy expected when using a CMM with a tactile probe.
  • Handheld 3D scanners

    • ModelMaker MMDx
       

    • ModelMaker MMDx digital laser scanner for portable 3D inspection and reverse engineering

      The ModelMaker MMDx handheld laser scanners are ideally suited for portable 3D inspection and reverse engineering applications. Its camera technology is a major leap forward in 3D laser scanning, as it introduces a high frame rate and a large stripe width up to 200mm for ultra-productive scanning. MMDx incorporates Enhanced Sensor Performance (ESP3) to scan all sample materials and surface finishes in a single move.
    • ModelMaker MMCx
       

    • ModelMaker MMCx digital laser scanner for portable 3D inspection and reverse engineering

      The ModelMaker MMCx handheld laser scanners offer high value at affordable cost. These all-purpose scanners are ideally suited for portable 3D inspection and reverse engineering applications where the unmatched capability of the ModelMaker to scan any surface meets the need for a budget-friendly solution.
    • K-Scan MMDx walkaround scanning

    • K-Scan MMDx full freedom handheld scanning

      K-Scan MMDx is Nikon Metrology's walk-around laser scanner for portable metrology applications. The MMDx scanner is renowned for its accuracy, easy-to-use and stunning performance. The scanner is tracked by the K-Series Optical CMM, so that operators can take scans anywhere needed. K-Scan MMDx is the ultimate tool for accurate part-to-CAD inspection and productive reverse engineering. It combines the accuracy and productivity of the MMDx laser scanner with the operator freedom, measurement volume and motion compensation of the K-Series Optical CMM..
    • LC60Dx dual-purpose laser scanner

    • The LC60Dx is easily interchangeable between CMMs and handheld localizers. As such, companies owning both fixed-bed CMMs and articulated arms can benefit from using a single LC60Dx scanner on both systems. In this way, they are able to execute most of the digitizing work using one scanner and compare e.g. measuring results from metrology room (CMM) and shopfloor (articulated arm).
  • Point cloud software

    • Robot CMM arm - Combining the best of CMMs and articulated arms

    • Focus Scan – Fast, easy and accurate data capture for CMM laser scanning

      Focus Scan is the driver software for Nikon Metrology laser scanner integrations on CMMs. It provides off-line and on-line scanner path definition, and acquires and preprocesses the raw point cloud data. The software is fully integrated into Focus Inspection and Automation. Focus Scan’s off-line module enables users to create, modify and prove out part programs using 3D CAD models, allowing CMMs to be used exclusively for measurement.
    • K-Robot, Automated scanning for inline inspection

    • Focus Scan Handheld – fast, easy and accurate data capture for portable laser scanning

      Focus Handheld is the driver software for Nikon Metrology laser scanner integrations on Optical CMMs and Articulated arms CMMs. It acquires and preprocesses the raw point cloud data and seamlessly integrates with with Focus Inspection and Automation. Focus Scan Handheld is also available as an API library to integrate with 3rd party inspection software, such as PolyWorks, Rapidform, Geomagic, etc.

    • K-Robot, Automated scanning for inline inspection

    • Focus Inspection – Supporting full part-to-CAD and feature inspection


      Focus Inspection is today’s reference for point cloud inspection. It manages acquired point clouds and performs part-to-CAD comparison and advanced feature inspection. The software covers a wide range of inspection applications and offers stunning performance, an intuitive user interface, and standard macro functionality to automate the entire inspection process.
    • K-Robot, Automated scanning for inline inspection

    • Focus Handheld API to interface directly with handheld 3D laser scanners from Nikon Metrology

      As a plug-in to 3rd party point cloud applications, the Nikon Metrology API manages point cloud acquisition by controlling all interaction between the new generation digital ModelMaker laser scanners and handheld localizer of choice. Highly accurate and reliable, it delivers control tools for the laser scanner, including scanner parameter modification or running of qualification routines. The resulting point cloud data is fed directly into the point cloud software in real time, ready for processing into usable 3D data and models.
  • High accuracy scanning

      • HN-6060 Multi-sensor metrology systems

      • Fast, high-precision, non-contact inspection of complex shapes with tactile accuracy

        The HN-6060 multi-sensor 3D metrology system makes automatic non-contact shape measurement of complex components a reality. Equipped with a newly developed high-speed and high-precision laser scanner and SFF (shape from focus) sensor the HN-6060 is suited to perform high-precision inspection of shapes even with glossy surfaces or without surface texture. Touch probes and optical heads with built-in TTL laser AF (with proven performance in Nikon’s NEXIV VMR series CNC Video Measuring System) complete the multi-sensor system.
  • Coordinate Measuring Machines

  • The Nikon Metrology LK range of Coordinate Measuring Machines represent the ultimate in CMM technology

    Designed and manufactured using only the highest quality materials, they carry a heritage of over 45 years experience and expertise. LK CMMs deliver the ability to perform dimensional, positional and surface measurement in a single system. Combined with a complete range of contact and non-contact sensors, Nikon Metrology CMM s provide true multi-sensor capability. Sensors can be quickly changed to combine geometric and surface measurement into a single inspection routine.
    With super-light aluminum as a key structural component and air bearings on all axes, C3 bridge CMMs are high-specification and cost-effective metrology solutions for small to medium size applications.

    LK CMMs: So much more than precision
    The Nikon Metrology LK range of Coordinate Measuring Machines represent the ultimate in CMM technology. Designed and manufactured using only the highest quality materials, they carry a heritage of over 45 years experience and expertise. LK CMM s deliver the ability to perform dimensional, positional and surface measurement in a single system. Combined with a complete range of contact and non-contact sensors, Nikon Metrology CMM s provide true multi-sensor capability. Sensors can be quickly changed to combine geometric and surface measurement into a single inspection routine.
    Key benefits

    • Complete range of premium bridge, gantry and horizontal arm CMMs
    • High velocities/accelerations for low cycle times
    • Excellent accuracy and repeatability
    • Total solution for probing, scanning and digital inspection
    • ALTERA ceramic bridge CMM

    • Nikon Metrology’s range of premium quality ALTERA CMM’s have been refined to meet the varying needs of manufacturers, both now and in the future. Advanced multi-sensor ready technology optimizes CMM throughput and provides the opportunity to broaden the application scope to new materials and components as customer needs change, without additional wiring or controllers.
    • LK V High accuracy bridge CMM

    • LK’s V and LK V HA ceramic bridge and spindle components coupled with proven air-bearing design provide the ultimate in stiffness and stability, altogether delivering significantly improved repeatability.
    • LK V-SL High-speed scanning bridge CMM

    • he LK V-SL features a revolutionary design that delivers the best scanning and inspection performance currently available in the marketplace. Particularly suited to meet the demands of automotive and aerospace applications, the LK V-SL is a unique and distinctive multi-sensor CMM.
    • LK V-R Rail-mounted bridge CMM

    • The LK V-R is high accuracy and reliable large scale CMM with an enhanced design featuring a unique 'I' section bonded ceramic beam on twin rails.
    • LK V-GP High accuracy gantry CMM

    • Made for large scale metrology applications the LK V-GP, with its elevated rails, offers the best of all worlds. High accuracy with maximum volume and full support for a variety of probing solutions including touch-trigger digital, analogue and laser options.
    • LK H Premium horizontal arm CMM

    • Nikon Metrology’s range of horizontal arm CMMs provides unequalled performance in speed, accuracy and repeatability. Ceramic guideways and air bearings used in the construction of LK H CMMs, offer stability at high velocity and acceleration. LK horizontal arm CMMs provide unique access to the measuring envelope and can be supplied as subfloor or floor level installations, or as part of fully-automated measurement cells.
    • CAMIO

    • The new CAMIO7 metrology software redefines 3D tactile and laser CMM inspection. With fewer mouse clicks and instant access to programming functions from a single ribbon toolbar, the programming experience is both faster and easier. Program many features of different types within a single operation and graphically step around the measurement path, before committing to the part program or CMM. CAMIO7 packages powerful capabilities into an uncluttered user interface to make CMM programming a more flexible and productive experience, regardless whether inspecting stamped, molded or machined parts.
    • CMM-Manager

    • CMM-Manager for Windows is by far the most value-for-money tactile inspection software that runs on nearly all manual, CNC and portable CMMs. Users accomplish more in less time with CMM-Manager, by automating serial inspection or by easily taking a few points on the spot.
      It is a task-oriented, highly intuitive software featuring quick walk-in measurement, one-click CAD measure, collision-free CAD teach, virtual simulation, real-time verification, CAD and datum alignment, and many more smart functions. CMM-Manager’s Windows 7 graphical user interface makes the software even more informative and interactive.
  • Portable Measuring

  • Quick, full geometry inspection using portable measuring solutions

    In addition to CMM measuring solutions, Nikon Metrology offers portable laser scanning systems that integrate the market-leading digital ModelMaker scanners. Combining the ModelMaker scanners with a 7-axis MCA II articulated measuring arm results in a powerful measuring system that is easy to set up and use.
    To inspect larger parts, K-Scan MMDx with Optical CMM allows the operator to freely walk around and scan as desired. Focus software ensures smooth and intuitive operation and processing.
      • MCAx

      • The MCAx Manual Coordinate measuring Arm is a precise, reliable and easy-to-use portable 7-axis measuring arm. It is the perfect partner for the ModelMaker MMDx/MMCx digital handheld laser scanners and Focus 10 Handheld scanning and inspection software. This total solution’s accuracy, capability and portability make it feel perfectly at home in the metrology lab, on the shop floor and in-the-field.
      • K-Series Optical CMM

      • K-Series Optical CMM supporting a variety of metrology applications

        The portable K-Series Optical CMM system forms the core of different metrology solutions. As it faces no mechanical constraints , users can freely walk around and measure points or scan surfaces as desired. The metrology area activated by the Optical CMM fits an entire vehicle and can be easily expanded. The Optical CMM is also suitable for measuring dynamic motion and researching transient events.
  • X-ray and CT Inspection

  • X-ray and CT Inspection for industrial and electronic applications
    Nikon Metrology manufactures X-ray and Computed Tomography (CT) inspection systems that get the inside picture of complex industrial parts, by looking into the internal structure. The CT capability is used to qualify and quantify any inner or outer dimension in a smooth, non-destructive process. X-ray electronics inspection systems respond to a growing demand for flexible, detailed and affordable inspection to cope with the demands of ever-smaller electrical components and comply with tighter quality standards.
    • MCT225

    • MCT225 offering absolute accuracy for inside geometry

      This new ‘absolute-accuracy’ Metrology-CT (MCT) system guarantees that all internal and external geometry is measured efficiently. A proprietary liquid cooled micro-focus reflection source and air-cooled cabinet provide long-term stability and enable the MCT225 to achieve an impressive accuracy specification.
    • XT H 225

    • XT H 225 for all-purpose X-ray and CT inspection

      The versatile XT H 225 system offers a powerful microfocus X-ray source, a large inspection volume, high image resolution and is ready for ultrafast CT reconstruction. They cover a wide range of applications, including the inspection of small castings, plastic parts and complex mechanisms as well as researching materials and natural specimens.
    • XT H 225/320

    • XT H 225/320 LC for X-ray and CT inspection of larger samples

      The XT H 225/320 LC features a more powerful microfocus X-ray source that is able to run highly accurate inspection on dense industrial objects. Nikon Metrology is the only company to produce 320kV microfocus X-ray sources. As the X-ray spot size of these sources is orders of magnitude smaller compared to minifocus sources, end users benefit from superior resolution, accuracy and a wider array of measurable parts.

    • XT H 450

    • Unique XT H 450 micro-focus X-ray and CT system for turbine blade and casting inspection

      The XT H 450 system offers the necessary source power to penetrate through high density parts and generate a scatter-free CT volume with micron accuracy. The system is available with a flat panel or a proprietary Curved Linear Array (CLA) detector that optimizes the collection of the X-rays without capturing the undesired scattered X-rays.
    • XT V 160

    • XT V 160 high-quality PCB inspection system

      The XT V 160 is specifically designed for use in production lines and failure analysis laboratories. With a precision joystick, system users control the 5-axis sample manipulator. Real-time X-ray allows them to intuitively navigate complex printed circuit boards and electronic components and quickly trace defects. In automated inspection mode, samples can be inspected at highest throughput.
       
    • XT V 160R

    • XT V 160R for semiconductor inspection

      The XT V 160R is a versatile microfocus X-ray analysis system for both manual and programmed inspection of samples that demand the highest level of contrast sensitivity.
      The XT 160 R fitted with a reflection target X-ray source has been developed in direct response to customer requirements and primarily aims at the semiconductor packaging applications for package void inspection.
    • XT V 130

    • Compact XT V 130 for affordable QA X-ray inspections

      The XT V 130 is an affordable, compact and low-weight X-ray system executing automated QA on serial-produced electronic samples. Intuitive control software and automated inspection functions are ideal for operators manually or automatically inspecting multilayer boards, PCB solder joints, ball grid arrays (BGA) and μBGAs. As a result, samples are inspected and assigned pass/fail status based on user-definable criteria.
    • K-Series Optical CMM

    • XT software suite for X-ray inspections of electronics.

      The XT Software Suite combines Inspect-X and CT-Pro into a single suite of programs to enhance the speed and functionality of the Nikon Metrology XT range of X-ray microscopes and CT systems. This software builds on Nikon Metrology’s track record of improving sample throughput and simplifying operation to take the systems out of the hands of experts and into the hands of users.
    • XT Software Suite

    • The XT Software Suite combines Inspect-X and CT-Pro into a single suite of programs to enhance the speed and functionality of the Nikon Metrology XT range of X-ray microscopes and CT systems. This software builds on Nikon Metrology’s track record of improving sample throughput and simplifying operation to take the systems out of the hands of experts and into the hands of users.
    • X-ray

    • Contract services for X-ray and CT inspection

      If you are manufacturer of components or assemblies incorporating plastics, metals, ceramics, electronic components or any combination of these, Nikon Metrology has in-house Inspection centers to perform X-ray and CT contract inspection services for new or existing clients.
  • Video & Microscope Measuring

  • Legendary optics combine with ultra-precise automated video measurement.
    Nikon has a complete line of vision systems, each possessing Nikon's trademark optical quality and rugged design for the highest precision measuring tasks. The most high-performing vision products are NEXIV Automated Video Inspection Systems, which range from small to ultra-wide measurement platforms and offer a variety of optical head options.
  • Vision systems

    • iNEXIV VMA-2520

    • Designed to meet demanding manufacturing requirements with automated measurements of mechanical parts, electronic devices, dies & molds and medical devices.

      The iNEXIV VMA-2520 is a new multi-sensor measuring system that's lightweight and compact enough to be used in the factory on the bench top, with fast, fully automatic and high accuracy features that make it ideally suited for a wide variety of industrial measuring, inspection and quality control applications. The iNEXIV is designed to measure 3D workpieces, is touch probe ready, integrates the latest imaging processing software and incorporates a new 10x optical zoom system and Laser Auto Focus option.
    • NEXIV VMR-1515

    • Designed to put the speed and accuracy of video measurement within everyone's reach.

      Nikon's NEXIV VMR-1515 is an automated small-size CNC non-contact measuring instrument featuring TTL Laser height/profile scanning, intelligent pattern recognition and low contrast edge measuring. Geared for smaller parts, it features smaller travel (X, Y, Z) of 150 x 150 x 150mm. A low-cost entry model, the Performa, (without Laser AF and Outer LED Ring Illuminator) is available for video measurement applications.

       
    • NEXIV VMR-3020

    • A high resolution lens system featuring large 300mm range and laser height measurements.

      An ideal general purpose 3D coordinate measuring system with 300 x 200 x 150mm stage travel, the NEXIV-3020 handles a variety of measurement tasks including those for mechanical parts, molded parts, stamped parts and various other workpieces. Features an 8-segment LED illumination system and through-the-lens laser auto-focus, allowing for ultra-accurate detection of measurement points. Comes in four models with 5 step zoom magnification to cover different fields of view and resolution requirements.
    • NEXIV VMR-H3030

    • Nikon's highest precision automated video measuring system is the “Master Reference Measuring System” for your metrology lab. Nikon's highest precision automated vision system, the NEXIV VMR-H3030, has the best specifications, accuracy and repeatability of any NEXIV measuring system, with a minimum readout down to 0.01 µm. It features a 300 x 300 x 150mm stage, TTL Laser height/profile scanning, intelligent pattern recognition and low contrast edge measuring. Perfect when exceptional accuracy is critical, such as calibration of standards and gages, master dies and molds and difficult to measure or ultra-small precision parts.
    • NEXIV VMR-6555

    • Large stage bridge optimal for measurements of PCB patterns and external dimensions of a display panel.

      The NEXIV VMR-6555 is a large stage bridge automated CNC non-contact measuring instrument. It features TTL laser height/profile scanning, intelligent pattern recognition and low contrast edge measuring. Designed for larger samples like FDP, LCD, PCB and mass-in-line inspections. Four models available with stepped zoom magnification ranges to cover different fields of view and resolution requirements.
    • NEXIV VMR-10080

    • Ultra-long stage stroke provides maximum performance in the measurement of large-size workpieces such as FPD devices.

      Geared for ultra-wide measuring applications, the NEXIV VMR-10080 can handle large flat panels, shadow masks, etching sheets for lead frames, LCDs, mask patterns, and other large workpieces. Among its many features is a 1000 x 800 x 150mm stage stroke, bright diascopic illumination, pinpoint laser autofocusing, and advanced search functions. An ultra-high magnification model is also available.
    • NEXIV VMR-12072

    • Largest stage stroke provides maximum size, speed and performance in the measurement of very large-size workpieces such as FPD devices

      The largest of the NEXIV Non-contact automated measuring instruments, the VMR-12072 can handle large flat panels, shadow masks, etching sheets for lead frames, LCDs, mask patterns, and other extra large workpieces. Among its many features is a 1200 x 720 x 150mm stroke, bright diascopic illumination, pinpoint laser autofocusing, and advanced search functions. An ultra-high magnification model is also available.
    • NEXIV VMR-K3040ZC

    • Nikon's Confocal NEXIV delivers a new dimension in IC metrology.

      Nikon's Confocal NEXIV VMR-K3040ZC addresses the metrology needs of complex IC packages resulting from the enormous demand for reliable semiconductor products. The Confocal NEXIV features a new optical measuring head using confocal capabilities to solve the problem of Z-series measurement. This head supports a micron-level measuring capability, and has been optimized for semiconductor measuring by stressing low distortion to optimize the entire field of view.

    • VMZ-K6555

    • Nikon's Confocal NEXIV delivers a new dimension in IC metrology.
      The Nikon Confocal NEXIV VMZ-K6555 was developed on the strength of Nikon's leading opto-mechatronics (optical, mechanical and electronic) technologies. It incorporates a variety of confocal optics for fast and accurate evaluation of fine three-dimensional surface metrology, image processing technology, and TT L laser autofocus. It allows both 2D and height measurements in the same field of view.
    • NEXIV VMZ-R4540

    • The CNC Video Measuring System "NEXIV VMZ-R4540" is capable of accurately measuring the dimensions and shapes of high density and multi-layered electronic components.
  • Optical comparators

      • V-12B Series

      • Nikon's benchtop optical comparator with enhanced features for improved precision and ease of operation.
      • V-20B

      • A larger capacity vertical projector features a 20" screen and permits mounting of a large stage.
  • Measuring Microscopes & Autocollimators

    • MM-800/400 Toolmakers Microscope

    • High precision measuring microscopes featuring the latest in digital imaging technology.
    • MM-200 Toolmakers Microscope

    • Compact and affordable measuring microscope system featuring exceptional quality, accuracy and durability.
    • 6B Autocollimator

    • Brightfield model makes precision measurements simultaneously on two axes by illuminating the surface.
    • 6D Autocollimator

    • Popular darkfield model projects a clear bright-line cross for easy alignment and measurement.
  • Digital Height Gages & Software

    • MF-501

    • Compact digital micrometer with 2 inch travel and 0.01 micron resolution digital encoder head.
    • MF-1001

    • Compact digital micrometer with 4 inch travel and 0.01 micron resolution digital encoder head.
    • Automeasure Software

    • Powerful and easy-to-use measuring and inspection software platform for Nikon NEXIV vision systems.
    • E-Max Software

    • Intuitive data processing software package for industrial microscope and profile projector systems.
  • Semiconductor systems

  • Manufacturing equipment from steppers to the most sophisticated inspection systems has given Nikon invaluable experience in the field of microelectronics. This experience has allowed Nikon to become a worldwide leader in microelectronics technology and in the manufacture of advanced instruments designed specifically for the product and inspection of semiconductors and flat panel displays.
    Products
    • NEXIV FOUP

    • Non-contact, fully automated wafer carrier measuring system.
    • NWL200

    • Advanced IC inspection wafer loader capable of loading 100µm thin wafers.
    • Eclipse L200N Series

    • 200mm wafer and mask inspection microscope systems for reflected light defect identification.
    • Eclipse LV-DAF

    • An upright microscope with dynamic auto-focus that brings fast, versatile focus to the Eclipse LV semiconductor inspection microscope series and OEM applications.
    • Eclipse LV150 Series

    • Modular reflected light microscope systems for wafer inspection and materials science applications.
  • Industrial microscopes

  • Biological and industrial microscopes that are at the forefront of optical and technological innovation.

    As a world leader in imaging technology since 1917, Nikon Instruments manufactures complete optical and digital microscope systems with outstanding versatility, performance and productivity for any application.
    • Products Microscope Systems Scanning Electron

  • Large Volume Applications

  • Large Scale measurements metrology systems for metrology assisted production

    Nikon Metrology large scale measurement solutions fit in the metrology assisted production philosophy, where accurate on-line geometry data are fed back into the process to consistently increase the precision and speed of manufacturing. Measuring an aircraft wing, a parabolic antenna or a wind turbine blade calls for automated, non-contact metrology solutions based on optical technologies.
  • Motion Measurement and Robotics

  • Large Scale measurements metrology systems for metrology assisted production

    Nikon Metrology large scale measurement solutions fit in the metrology assisted production philosophy, where accurate on-line geometry data are fed back into the process to consistently increase the precision and speed of manufacturing. Measuring an aircraft wing, a parabolic antenna or a wind turbine blade calls for automated, non-contact metrology solutions based on optical technologies.
  • Motion Measurement and Robotics

  • Software Solutions

    Nikon offers a number of advanced microscope software solutions to control and optimize the performance of its products. Each is powerful, easy-to-use, and customizable to meet the application requirements.