FMI's measurement techniques were featured in a case study in Nikon Metrology magazine. A summary of the article follows.
FMI in the Chicago area produces molded silicone components for medical applications. Intricate features and key dimensions of tiny silicone prototype and (pre-)production parts are measured optically using a iNexiv system. FMI engineers say that investigating parts under Nikon optics and illuminations result in superior digital imaging that guarantees high accuracy and R&R numbers, despite the typical light glow covering the transparent silicone material. Automatic iNexiv inspection jobs triple measurement productivity, slash operator overhead and eliminate human error, resulting in a payback time of less than three months.