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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…



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DMSC Celebrates World Metrology Day, 20 May 2021

World Metrology Day, 20 May, is an annual event during which more than 80 countries celebrate the impact of measurement on our daily lives. This date was chosen in recognition of the signing of the Metre Convention on 20 May 1875, the beginning of formal international collaboration in metrology. The Convention set the framework for global collaboration in the science…



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New DMSC Logo Signifies Closer Connection to QIF

The Digital Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC) is pleased to announce the launch of a new streamlined logo as part of an ongoing evolution of our organization’s focus and goals. The DMSC mission has grown and evolved since our founding in 2005, and we felt it was time for a change. We have refreshed our logo to reflect and emphasize our…



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DMSC Announces QIF Tech Series Coffee Chats 2021

The Digital Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC) is pleased to announce our upcoming QIF Tech Series of webinars, being presented monthly through December 2021. The webinar series will focus on QIF-centric topics and related subjects such as GD&T and MBE. The 20-30 minute presentations may be introductory level or more advanced content, and are intended to educate a broad variety of…



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QIF Tech Series 2021: DMSC Calls for Presentations

QIF Tech Series 2021 by Digital Metrology Standards Consortium Starting in April 2021, the DMSC kicks off the QIF Tech Series. This will be a series of “Coffee Chat” webinars intended to inform and educate the Quality/Metrology community about Quality Information Framework ("QIF") implementations and best practices. End-users and Solution Providers (SP) are invited to present their perspectives on QIF…



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Everyday QIF Explained at Metromeet 2021

With the acceptance of QIF 3.0 by ISO in 2020, the ability to exchange model-based Quality data up and down the manufacturing supply chain is now a bit more mainstream. Jennifer Herron, CEO of Action Engineering (Golden, Colorado, USA), will present at the virtual 2021 Metromeet Conference March 25, 2021 on applications of the Quality Information Framework (QIF): "How this…

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