Remaking manufacturing with Nikon’s high precision subtractive processing technology that uses light
This machine proposes new value creation that will radically change the range of design performed at manufacturing sites. By equipping the machine with Nikon’s proprietary coordinate control system and non-contact optical processing and measurement technologies, the number of processes conventionally performed, including setup and setting conditions, can be reduced and precise surface processing can be performed on shapes and processed parts that were previously difficult to make.
Examples of processing
Nikon's optical subtractive processing machine is capable of performing high precision flat surface processing with sub-micron level geometrical tolerances. This section introduces flat surface processing and common flat surface processing performed by this machine.
Nikon's optical subtractive processing machine can perform ablation processing on various materials using an ultra-short pulse laser. This section introduces examples of processing performed on difficult-to-cut and fragile materials using this machine.
Until recently, only skillful artisans have been able to perform "kisage processing," or hand scraping. But we Nikon has successfully reproduced this skill with our laser processing machine. The following introduces scraping processes with our laser processing machine together with data from processing results.