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DMSC Strategy Committee Builds QIF Project List

Keep a Lookout! Coming soon to DMSC members will be a survey of a potential task list for DMSC project activity. These are projects identified by the DMSC Strategy Committee. The charter of this committee is to determine a task list and priority for roughly 15 potential projects that ultimately would be useful to DMSC members and the metrology community.…



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DMSC and MTConnect Institute Update Memorandum of Understanding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rochester, NY/McLean, VA September 13, 2021 DMSC and MTConnect Institute Update Memorandum of Understanding The Digital Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSCTM, Inc.) is pleased to announce an update to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the MTConnect® Institute. The original MoU was signed in 2011. As technology has evolved, both organizations recognize an even greater need to optimize…



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Elysium Major Product Update Now Supports QIF 3.0

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rochester, NY/Southfield, MI September 3, 2021 Elysium Major Product Update Now Supports QIF 3.0 Software company Elysium has announced support for QIF 3.0 (Quality Information Framework) in the latest product update of their 3DxSUITE EX9, available August 1, 2021. This newest update offers primary support of QIF 3.0 with bi-directional translation and validation of the MBD portion.…



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Software Technology Advances the Practicality of Quality 4.0

The manufacturing world is loaded with data. More companies are moving to Model-Based Definition (MBD) with Product Manufacturing Information (PMI), and those models are sent to contractors for component manufacture. These product designs are more complex than ever, presenting the need for improved quality systems. Many inspection tools have the capability of automated data collection, which generate mountains of data,…



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Interoperability for Feedback Loops at Quality Show 2021

Robert Brown, Lab and Systems Development Manager at Mitutoyo America Corporation presents at the 2021 Quality Show Learning Theater, October 26-28, 2021 in Rosemont IL. Interoperability for Feedback Loops from Dimensional Metrology in Digital Manufacturing using QIF Interoperability in feedback loops is a very old problem within the digital thread and is an under served aspect of the contemporary standards…



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PDES, Inc. and DMSC, Inc. Sign Memorandum of Understanding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fort Worth, TX / Rochester, NY August 2, 2021 PDES, Inc. and DMSC, Inc. Sign Memorandum of Understanding PDES, Inc. is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Digital Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSCTM, Inc.). Both organizations seek to improve the ways tools work together to improve standards development, analysis, and define…



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QIF Results Files Support Dimensional Measurement Data Retrieval

As Manufacturing traverses the road to Industry 4.0, one thing has become perfectly clear: more and more data is generated as part of the ever increasingly complex manufacturing process. A single part could result in millions of digital data points that will need to be collected and analyzed. Dimensional and other measurement data are key elements that help assure product…



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DMSC Membership Renewals Look Strong for 2021

Despite the pandemic causing plenty of business disruption throughout 2020, it was an exciting year for DMSC. Our ANSI QIF 3.0 standard was published as an ISO standard – ISO 23952:2020. However, a chaotic business climate last year did affect corporate support for DMSC with a slight dip in membership renewals, affecting mostly medium and smaller companies. DMSC is a…



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DMSC’s Non-Contact Working Group Update June 2021

It began with an inquiry to the DMSC from Japan regarding potential use of QIF to standardize non-contact measurement workflows. Initial discussions started mid-summer 2020. Later that year, a DMSC Working Group was formed to consider additions to QIF to expand coverage of non-contact measurement devices, such as cartesian-arm CMMs with optical devices, CT scanners, laser trackers, and optical digitizers.…



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Autodesk Announces Support for QIF 3.0 in AutoCAD Inventor 2022

DMSC News Release March 30, 2021 Autodesk, Inc. recently released AutoCAD Inventor 2022 with a focus on collaboration workflow and automation. Quality Information Framework (QIF) 3.0 support has been added this new release. Previous AutoCAD versions included limited Jupiter Tessellation (JT) file support for exporting Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) data, while this latest version adds support for exporting semantic PMI…