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7D Kinematic Metrology Acquires iGPS Business From Nikon Metrology

iGPS technology enables advanced manufacturing and assembly of large-scale products

Published: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 12:00

(Nikon Metrology, Leuven, Belgium) -- Nikon Metrology has announced that Canadian-based 7D Kinematic Metrology Inc, has acquired Nikon Metrology’s iGPS dynamic tracking business.

iGPS is a modular large scale, high-accuracy dynamic tracking solution that transforms large facilities into an accurate tracking-enabled workspace. Within the facility, the movement of an unlimited number of devices like large assembly parts, tools, and automated guided vehicles equipped with iGPS sensors, can be tracked concurrently. As such iGPS technology enables advanced manufacturing and assembly of large-scale products such as aircraft or aerospace components. The iGPS technology is also used during the development process of automotive active safety and autonomous driving systems.

7D Kinematic Metrology is part of Amrikart Ultraprecision group. Specializing in real-time assisted assembly solutions, 7D Kinematic Metrology is today a world leader in the implementation of the revolutionary iGPS system. 7D Kinematic Metrology has extensive expertise in dimensional measurement, the company is a strategic partner for any manufacturer of large-scale products requiring high-precision measurements.

Tadashi Nakayama, corporate vice president of Nikon, welcomed the plans: “This business transfer is in line with the Nikon Corporation strategic review to focus on optical and X-ray inspection and noncontact metrology.”

Nathalie Tremblay, CEO and owner of 7D Kinematic Metrology, commented: “Thanks to our long-term experience in aerospace manufacturing and the close cooperation with Nikon Metrology integrating their dynamic tracking iGPS solutions in aerospace assembly projects, 7D Kinematic Metrology will be well-positioned to expand iGPS business line.”

Both companies will work closely together to ensure a smooth transition with suppliers, customers, and resellers.

Further details of the agreement were not disclosed.

About 7D Kinematic Metrology Inc.

7D Kinematic Metrology is a newly established company in the Amrikart Ultraprecision group that focuses solely on research, development, and production of the iGPS technology with both the R&D center and the production facility based in Cambridge, Canada. Combining in-depth knowledge of dynamic tracking and industry knowledge of aerospace and automotive, 7D Kinematic Metrology will reinvent the iGPS technology and provide quality products, close support and customer care to its integrators and end-customers.

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Nikon Metrology NV offers the most complete and innovative metrology product portfolio, including state-of-the-art 2.5D vision measuring systems complemented with optical and mechanical 3-D 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. Systems are available in both fixed and portable configurations, equipped with a single or multiple sensors.