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QIF Tech Series Coffee Chat

June 28, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

QIF Tech Series Coffee Chat June 28, 2022 at 11am ET

Presentation Topic:
Learn How to Use the Bill of Characteristics (BoC)
as Your Digital Twin Catalyst

Presented by:
Jennifer Herron, Action Engineering

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Catalyze the digital thread with feedback loops made possible by MBD plus QIF to establish an interoperable and automatable Bill of Characteristics (BoC). The Quality Information Framework Version 3.0 defines the BoC as a list of all the characteristics applied to a product. If you work hard to create good GD&T as 3D annotations that robustly enable your producers the flexibility to fabricate your products while still maintaining your design requirements, then that good data demands good interoperability. Model-Based Definition (MBD) is 3D CAD data that is digitally authored to be used automatically by manufacturing and quality engineers and planners to speed up fabrication and inspection in a highly accurate way. You must have the part built the right way while keeping costs low. This is what GD&T was invented for, and now MBD combined with QIF makes that process digital; speeding up time to market and decreasing quality escapes.

This is very cool technology, and no doubt saves time and money during production, but what about your people? There is a benefit. These 3D data transformation techniques increase communication between typically siloed departments, such as Engineering and Quality. Studies show that companies and organizations that communicate effectively are 4.5x more likely to retain the best employees. This is big! Implement technology while attracting and retaining the best talent.

Jennifer Herron, CEO of the leading consulting firm for 3D data transformations presents pragmatic and feasible solutions using today’s technology to two use cases:
1. Automated BoC generation and interoperability
2. Automating engineering changes while maintaining traceability

See a demonstration of authoring MBD in Creo, publishing a QIF file, using QIF (an interoperable format for metrology) to create a BoC, creating a measurement plan using ZEISS Calypso, and measuring using ZEISS CMM and METROTOM, then revise the design, rinse and repeat. Look at the digital twin artifacts needed to establish the digital thread. The combination of the MBD, QIF, and CMM creates digitally persistent characteristics that increase traceability and reduce measurement planning time. The two use cases demonstrated (automated BoC generation and interoperability, and engineering changes) process helps companies who are dedicated to empowering their employees to be faster and more accurate.

Benefits to your business are:
• Increasing product quality by eliminating human error due to manual data re-entry
• Increasing use, re-use, and automation of 3D CAD data
• Increasing product throughput during First Article Inspection activities
• Use digital twin techniques to increase employee communications, thereby increasing employee retention.

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Jennifer Herron CEO Action EngineeringJennifer Herron is the CEO of Action Engineering, a registered Women-Owned Small Business specializing in guiding organizations through their transformation into a Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) using Model-Based Definition (MBD). She serves on the Digital Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC) Board of Directors, which is responsible for the development, maintenance, and support of the QIF and DMIS standards. Ms. Herron has extensive experience with the hardware design for spaceflight and military systems, and as such, is an expert in multiple CAD packages (e.g., Creo, NX, SOLIDWORKS, Inventor). She holds a patent for a snake propulsion mechanism and is the author of Re-Use Your CAD: The Model-Based CAD Handbook. Because standards are the lynch-pin to a digital transformation, she serves on the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) to write standards that empower all industries to do business differently.

MBD and MBE Solution Architecture
MBD Pilot Planning
MBD Modeling Standards and Best Practices
Multi-CAD MBD Authoring and Publishing
Multi-CAD MBD and GD&T Coaching
Strategic MBD and MBE Implementation Coaching
MBD Supply Chain Readiness Coaching

Board Member, Digital Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC)
Certified Scrum Product Owner®
Co-Chair, ASME MBE Standards Committee
Engineer in Training (EIT), Missouri
Certified SolidWorks Associate
Patent for Toroidal Propulsion and Steering System (Snake)

The Digital Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC) member QIF End Users & Solution Providers present QIF Tech Series topics monthly through November 2022.

The webinar series will focus on QIF-centric topics and related subjects related to Digital Manufacturing such as Model-Based Enterprise (MBE), Model-Based Definition (MBD), GD&T and more. The 20-30 minute presentations may be introductory level or more advanced content, and are intended to educate a broad variety of QIF implementers or future users. There will be a 15 minute Q & A session after each of the presentations.

Webinar technical content is provided by both QIF End Users and QIF Solution Providers with the goal of sharing real-life QIF or related implementations by advanced manufacturing operations.

Click Here for all QIF Tech Series Coffee Chats scheduled for 2022.

If you are interested in presenting a QIF implementation case study, please contact DMSC Executive Director, Mark Thomas by email.


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