Nikon Metrology Launches P3D for 3D Measurement

Nikon_logoBRIGHTON, MI, May 28, 2014 – Nikon Metrology announces the release of its easy-to-use intelligent portable 3D measuring system, the P3D. Measuring a product’s performance and design has become increasingly important, not only for research & development, but for production and quality control.

052814_NikonThe compact P3D NC-2323S is easy to carry and can be operated with a push of a button and without a computer. Unlike 3D measuring systems currently in use, it does not require professional expertise or technical knowledge to operate.

With its intelligent functions, portability, and immediacy, it is ideally suited for quick, on-site measurements, such as those required on the automotive production floor.

Key Features

  1. Easy operationThe simple GUI (graphical user interface ) allows first-time users immediate and intuitive operation. Capture 3D measuring data by simply moving the lens over an object and pressing the shutter button. The projection system directs a laser beam onto a micro-mirror, made using a semiconductor micromachining technique, in order to project an optical pattern onto the object.
  2. Small, Lightweight and Intelligent
    The compact body includes a sensor, operator and controller; enabling users to check the data immediately and conduct simple measurements. The P3D has been made small, light and energy efficient using the newly developed MEMS (micro electro mechanical system) projector and laser source.Moreover, it works with both an AC adaptor and a battery, enabling use on production floors where available power sources are limited.
  3. PC CoordinationThe newly developed P3D Viewer software meets a number of requirements, including data backup, 3D data reconstruction under different conditions, checking and editing, 3D data stitching and 3D printer coordination.

About Nikon Metrology

Nikon Metrology offers the broadest range of metrology solutions for applications ranging from miniature electronics to the largest aircrafts. Nikon Metrology’s innovative measuring and precision instruments contribute to a high performance design-through-manufacturing process that allows manufacturers to deliver premium quality products in a shorter time.

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