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New Working Group Seeks Functional Testing Expertise

Working Group Kick Off Meeting A key strategy for the QIF 4.0 Working Group is to integrate expert content from other related DMSC Working Groups (WG). Some of these other DMSC Working Groups are inactive (soon to be revived) and some are new. The first new Working Group will be the “Functional Testing” WG. After developing a WG Charter, the…



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QIF 4.0 Working Group Welcomes New Participants

The newly formed QIF 4.0 Working Group (WG) has been active, having held four meetings so far in 2022. The WG has been meeting (1-hour) every week to get things started, and will be changing cadence to every two weeks as we move into December and beyond. Daniel Campbell (Capvidia) is the WG Chair, and Dr. Tom Kramer is the…



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DMSC Model-Based Characteristics Working Group Announces Target Completion Schedule

After many months of effort, the DMSC Model-Based Characteristics Working Group (MBC WG) can see completion of their to-be-proposed ANSI (American National Standards Institute) standard on the horizon. The yet-to-be-submitted new standard is centered about the identification and usage of product characteristics (PC) that can be augmented with criticality designations, product requirement associations, and quality plan requirements. This new MBC…



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DMSC Seeks Nominations for Open Director Positions

DMSC BoD members are elected from the DMSC membership. At the end of this calendar year, two BoD members will be rotating off, and two will be elected for a three-year, 2023-2025 term. By DMSC Policy, the DMSC has the following constraints on the DMSC BoD: • The BoD shall maintain a minimum of: o Two Directors from within the…



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New DMSC Model-Based Characteristics Standard Gains Rave Reviews From ASME

Over the last couple of years, the DMSC’s Model-Based Characteristics (MBC) Working Group (WG) has been developing a specification for a newly proposed ANSI/DMSC standard. The specification is centered about the identification and usage of product characteristics (PC) that can be augmented with criticality designations, product requirement associations, and quality plan requirements. Upon a review of the ASME Y14.45 standard,…



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OAGi Release OAGIS 10.8.3 with QIF 3.0 Support

Responsible for maintaining the Quality Information Framework Standard (QIF 3.0) and promoting its use, the Digital Metrology Standards Consortium board and working groups are encouraged by solution provider announcements spotlighting their incorporation of QIF into their offerings. Here's one that recently caught our eye. ATLANTA, GA Oct. 24, 2022 OAGIS has a 28-year reputation of serving companies all over the…



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DMSC Recognizes Individual Effort in Support of QIF

Awards at IMTS 2022 The DMSC in-person meeting at IMTS on September 13, 2022 brought together about 50 DMSC members and supporters. The meeting included a long-waited announcement about QIF, namely that the next version of QIF will be Version 4.0. The evolution of QIF has been measured and methodical with much of the effort coming from volunteers that dedicate…



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DMSC Announces QIF 4.0

DMSC Announces Next Version of QIF Will Be 4.0 A long-awaited answer for the QIF (Quality Information Framework) Community has been revealed: the next version of QIF will be 4.0. Phase 1 Recently, the DMSC initiated a Phase 1 project to propose potential enhancements to the current version; QIF 3.0. Dr. Tom Kramer was contracted by the DMSC to evaluate…



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DMSC Hosts September General Membership Meeting at IMTS

DMSC participated at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago, September 12-18, 2022. IMTS is the largest and longest-running industrial trade show in the Western Hemisphere, and is held every two years. The event sponsor, AMT, reported total registration at over 86,000 attendees. DMSC involvement included an exhibitor booth and a meeting room set up to accommodate members and…



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2022 State of the DMSC

At the recent in-person DMSC General Membership meeting at IMTS, Executive Director Mark Thomas summarized the goals, accomplishments, and status of the DMSC for 2022. In 2021, DMSC expanded its newsletter frequency to a monthly cadence to help members and all interested parties keep up with QIF activities. Distribution started out at about 1,400 individuals and in 2022 is now…

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