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Next Gen QIF Planning Continues

QIF Project Manager Tom Kramer's efforts to identify and categorize features, functions, and updates to QIF 3.0 continue. He has been conducting various meetings and leading conversations with a wide variety of QIF implementers. Through that process, Tom has identified 109 items/issues that will be considered as potential upgrades to QIF 3.0, yet to be designated as either QIF 3.1…



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Time Change for Next Gen QIF Meeting

Tom Kramer’s Next Gen QIF meeting scheduled for 28 June has had a time change, moving it from the usual 11am ET to 10am ET. This time change will accommodate the monthly QIF Coffee Chat webinar, which was already scheduled to start at 11am ET. We hope you can join us for that presentation as well; registration is required to…



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High Interest at Next Version QIF Kickoff Meeting

When Tom Kramer accepted the Digital Metrology Standards Consortium's Next Version QIF Project Manager role, he wasted no time in making it a consensus-building effort. A broadcast invitation was sent to an extended distribution list, resulting in nearly 40 stakeholders in the QIF community responding. The invitation list went well beyond the usual DMSC membership. Tom had already reached out…



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PolyWorks® 2022 Supports QIF MBD

On April 11 2022, InnovMetric announced the release of PolyWorks 2022, a new software product that features support for the Quality Information Framework standard (QIF) in Model-Based Definition applications within their new universal data hub. PolyWorks 2022 offers the premiere open digital enterprise infrastructure for managing 3D measurement data. Native CAD and QIF MBD file readers import all Geometric Dimensioning…



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World Metrology Day 20 May, 2022

World Metrology Day is an annual celebration of the signature of the Metre Convention on 20 May 1875 by representatives of seventeen nations. This effort established the framework for global collaboration in the science of measurement and in industrial, commercial, and societal applications. A variety of events are planned worldwide, including an ANSI (American National Standards Institute) in-person and virtual…



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DMSC Selects Tom Kramer to Lead QIF Next Gen Effort

The search for a QIF Project Manager is over. During the last few months, the Digital Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC) has been searching for a Quality Information Framework (QIF) Project Manager to oversee the development of the Next Version QIF. After an extensive personnel search of over 50 applicants, the DMSC Board of Directors have selected Tom Kramer as the…



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DMSC Announces New Exploratory Task Group

The DMSC is pleased to announce the formation of an exploratory Task Group for the purpose of investigating development of formalized QIF training offerings. With QIF-centric educational opportunities being sparse, DMSC sees new training options as key to future widespread adoption of the Quality Information Framework/QIF standard as industry continues its digital transformation. Other industry organizations such as SME, ASME…



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Model-Based Characteristic Working Group Update

DMSC Model-Based Characteristics (MBC) Working Group (WG) has created multiple iterations of a Model-Based standard for defining the nomenclature, definitions, symbols, practices, and data structures for the representation and communication of characteristics. The initial scope of the standard defines specific types and categories of model-based characteristics within a product definition, thus product characteristics. Furthermore, the scope fits and extends the…



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Non-Contact Metrology Working Group Update and Status

In mid-summer 2020, the DMSC received an inquiry from Japan regarding the potential use of the Quality Information Framework standard (QIF) to improve non-contact measurement workflows. After consideration by the DMSC Board of Directors, a DMSC Working Group was formed to consider additions to QIF, expanding coverage to non-contact measurement devices, such as cartesian-arm CMMs with optical instruments, CT scanners,…



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Joint DMSC/MTConnect Working Group Seeks Additional DMSC Participants

On 10 February 2022, v2.0 of the proposed MTConnect Standard commenced a 90-day review cycle. Starting with v2.0, the normative MTConnect information model will be an XMI file rather than text documents. The v2.0 release of the normative, canonical MTConnect data model as XMI is anticipated for Spring 2022. The release package will further include supporting materials generated from the…

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