Why QIF?


Why QIF?

Modern quality operations consist of complex cyber-physical systems that are required to constantly gather and use digital manufacturing data. This data must be intelligently organized. QIF defines, organizes, and associates quality information including: measurement plans, results, part geometry and PMI, measurement templates, resources, statistical analysis, etc.

Who does QIF appeal to?

  • Metrologists: QIF can be used to transmit the information on how to measure, as well as the results from the measurement
  • PLM/PDM owners: QIF can be used to bring your quality information into the “digital thread” for your manufacturing operation. Associate all your quality information directly to your master model.
  • Metrology software implementers: QIF is an unambiguous, wholistic, fully digital standard for metrology information. This will help software implementers, whether your organization is large or small; producing and/or consuming quality data.

A Reliable Standard

QIF is created and managed by the Dimensional Metrology Standards Consortium, the DMSC. The DMSC is the creator, owner, and maintainer of the ANSI/ISO DMIS standard, which is the most widely recognized and used standard in the field of metrology. QIF is an ANSI Standard, with ISO standardization in its future.

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