Nikon Metrology Inc., Roush Yates Engines announce tech partnership

Published
April 02, 2018 - 03:45pm
Roush Yates Engines and Nikon Metrology Inc.

Roush Yates Engines, Mooresville, N.C., and Nikon Metrology Inc., Brighton, Mich., announced a multiyear partnership program demonstrating Roush Yates Engines’ commitment to partnering with best-in-class companies. With over a 100 years of experience Nikon provides world-class precision equipment and metrology solutions to the manufacturing, aerospace, automotive and medical fields.

“We are proud to have Nikon as our new partner,” said Doug Yates, President & CEO, Roush Yates Engines. “We are always looking for partners that are at the top of their class. The Nikon brand is one built on innovation and quality. Their premium CMM equipment is world-class and a perfect fit for Roush Yates Engines.”

“We are very excited to be partnering with one of the most respected engine builders in the motor sports industry,” adds Andy Stults, Marketing and Communications Manager at Nikon Metrology. “Roush Yates Engines provide the highest performance and most reliable engines for teams at the racetrack, as their winning record proves. The parts in their engines require the utmost precision and quality in order to meet performance demands. We greatly value this partnership with Roush Yates Engines and are proud that our technology is helping ensure they continue to meet their need for high-performance, high-reliability components.”

Nikon’s LC15Dx Laser Scanner provides a unique 3D visualization of dimensional quality using Color Mapping. In addition, Nikon’s unique ESP3 technology maintains accuracy, speed and data quality by adapting the laser settings in real-time, improving efficiency and part quality data accuracy. “These advanced capabilities allow our team the ability to measure and analyze a larger array of parts, each with varying geometry and materials, with a single piece of equipment,” said Chad Johnson, Roush Yates Engines Quality Manager.

"In addition, Nikon’s CMM Manager software, provided for all of Roush Yates Engines CMM’s will save considerably on programming time,” Johnson added.

The iNEXIV Vision System was also added to the Roush Yates Engines lineup of inspection equipment. This CNC video measuring system is ideal for both large and tall mechanical parts and uneven surfaces, in addition to providing a broader XYZ measurement range, which is ideal for analyzing complex geometry engine components.

Nikon’s LC15Dx Laser Scanner provides a unique 3D visualization of dimensional quality using Color Mapping. “This allows our team the ability to measure and analyze a larger array of parts, each with varying geometry and materials, with a single piece of equipment,” said Chad Johnson, Roush Yates Engines Quality Manager. Nikon’s unique ESP3 technology maintains accuracy, speed and data quality by adapting the laser settings in real-time. This improves efficiency and part quality data accuracy.

Related Glossary Terms

  • computer numerical control ( CNC)

    computer numerical control ( CNC)

    Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.

  • metrology

    metrology

    Science of measurement; the principles on which precision machining, quality control and inspection are based. See precision machining, measurement.

  • vision system

    vision system

    System in which information is extracted from visual sensors to allow machines to react to changes in the manufacturing process.

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