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Model-Based Characteristics Proposal Approved via DMSC Standards Committee Vote

The DMSC Model-Based Characteristics (MBC) Working Group (WG) completed a proposal of a new standard to be proposed to ANSI for approval. The proposed new standard offers Nomenclature, Definitions and Symbols for Model-Based Characteristics with persistent identification. According to ANSI procedures, there are several steps that DMSC must complete before the proposal is submitted to ANSI. First, the DMSC had…



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QIF Training/Certification WG Touts Draft Charter

The DMSC QIF Training/Certification Working Group (WG) was presented with a draft Charter at the most recent meeting, July 11, 2023. A Charter is an essential element that will guiding the group effort far into the future. The purpose of this WG is to develop a comprehensive QIF training program that may include certification (by DMSC) after completion. The initial…



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Summary from the 85th Plenary for ISO/TC 184/SC 4

Jennifer Herron, Digital Metrology Standards Consortium Board Director and Action Engineering CEO, attended the 85th Plenary for ISO/TC 184/SC 4 on behalf of the DMSC as a Class-A Liaison held in St. Dennis, France in June 2023. She shares with us her notes on the meeting discussions, as well as her presentation. ISO/TC 184/SC 4 is the ISO committee that…



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DMSC Founder Bailey H. Squier Passes Away June 27, 2023

Just a short time ago on June 26th, 2023 we published an article about Bailey Squier making a surprise visit to the DMSC Standards Committee meeting in Ft. Worth, Texas. Now, we must report that sadly, Bailey passed away, June 27, 2023. Bailey is acknowledged as being the key architect of the formation of DMSC, in 2005. His influence goes…



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DMSC Announces Inaugural Training/Certification Working Group Meeting

Over the last few months, DMSC has been hinting that a new initiative is coming soon – a Training/Certification program. This new program will focus on developing a formalized QIF and DMSC training program. Expected challenges include technical curriculum development, program Marketing, logistics of student registering/testing, and more – meaning there are plenty of opportunities for input from those who…



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UTARI Hosts DMSC Standards Committee Meeting

Near record temperatures in Texas did not deter the DMSC Standards Committee (SC) from meeting in Ft. Worth (TX) to determine the suitability of a Model-Based Characteristics (MBC) Working Group (WG) proposal to ANSI. Nearly twenty companies attended the in-person meeting, held at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTARI), June 20 – 22, 2023. The inaugural MBC WG was…



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DMSC Founder Makes Surprise Visit to Standards Committee Meeting

DMSC Founder, soft-spoken Bailey H. Squier, brought laughter and memories of the “old days” of DMIS and DMSC during his unannounced visit to recent Standards Committee (SC) meeting held in Arlington, Texas June 20-22, 2023. His humor and wit brought smiles to all in attendance as he recounted the formation of the Digital Metrology Standards Consortium. [caption id="attachment_5950" align="alignright" width="400"]…



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QIF 4.0 FAQ’s

DMSC Marketing Chair Ray Stahl sat down with QIF 4.0 Project Manager Tom Kramer to review the most common questions asked during QIF 4.0 Working Group sessions. Following is a recap of their discussion. • Optical digitizer measurement devices are being added to QIF measurement resources. An optical digitizer creates clouds of 3D points. Other additions and improvements to the…



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DMSC Representation at ISO TC 184

DMSC will be represented at the upcoming ISO TC 184 event in Paris (Saint-Denis, France) June 12 – 15, 2023. Jennifer Herron, Action Engineering CEO and DMSC Board Member, has been designated as an official DMSC Liaison to ISO. The event will include the Plenary Meeting of ISO/TC 184 and its subcommittees, working groups, and task forces. The International Organization…



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DMSC BoD Approves Development of Formal QIF Training/Certification Program

DMSC has been searching for ways to accelerate worldwide Quality Information Framework/QIF adoption. Increasing the availability of QIF Subject Matter Experts (SME) will add exposure and expertise of QIF within the metrology community. The DMSC Board of Directors (BoD) has approved the formation of a new Working Group to pursue development of a formal Training/Certification program. Development of a multi-tiered…