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Model-Based Characteristics Working Group Update

Working Group Nears Final Review for New ANSI Standard The Model-Based Characteristics Working Group (MBC WG), which has been actively developing a new Digital Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC) metrology standard since 2019, is nearing the proverbial finish line. The yet-to-be-submitted new ANSI standard is centered around the identification and usage of product characteristics (PC) that can be augmented with criticality…



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DSMC Welcomes Los Alamos National Laboratory

The new year has already been a good one for the Digital Metrology Standards Consortium's (DMSC) membership efforts. This month, we welcome Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) into the family. The organization’s mission is to “solve national security challenges through simultaneous excellence”. Their work encompasses all the Department of Energy’s missions: national security, science, energy, and environmental management. The organization…



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2023–2025 DMSC Board of Directors Election Results

Digital Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC) recently held elections for two Director positions, with four very well qualified candidates presented for consideration. Each DMSC member company was allowed one vote for each of the two open positions for the 2023 – 2025 term. Voting concluded on January 5, 2023, with incumbents Rosemary Astheimer and Daniel Campbell being the successful candidates. Nearly…



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Derivative Working Groups to Provide Key Technical Content for QIF 4.0

A key objective of the QIF 4.0 Working Group is to add/upgrade functionality in the existing QIF 3.0 capability set. The planned QIF enhancements were a result of a Next QIF Phase 1 study to identify the needs of the QIF community, with the goal of accelerating QIF adoption. With QIF 4.0 providing the overall framework, some of the upgrade…



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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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