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DMSC Announces New Executive Director

Today, the DMSC Board of Directors have announced it has made two key moves to support the continued growth and industry acceptance of the ANSI/DMSC Quality Information Framework (QIF) standard. DMSC President, Curtis Brown, announced the appointment of Mark Thomas to the position of Executive Director. This announcement is in response to QIF surging market interest and pending potential adoption…



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Whitepaper – Why QIF Matters: A Road Map for Digital Manufacturing

Whitepaper on Why QIF Mattters: a Road Map for Digital Manufacturing

This paper was presented at the NIST MBE Summit in April 2019. It discusses how the ANSI DMSC Quality Information Framework (QIF) standard provides benefit to the Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) in two important ways: (1) automation of cyber-physical processes, allowing faster realization of higher quality products at lower cost, and (2) by providing traceability of massive quantities of measurement-related data…



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Why QIF Matters: A Road Map for Digital Manufacturing

Why QIF Matters: Digital Manufacturing Road Map

How the ANSI/DMSC Quality Information Framework (QIF) standard provides benefit to the Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) will be presented by Curtis Brown, President of the DMSC and a panel of experts at the 2019 MBE Summit. QIF standard benefits MBE in two important ways: (1) automation of cyber-physical processes, allowing faster realization of higher quality products at lower cost, and (2)…



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QIF Round-Table at NIST/MBE Summit 2019

QIF for Industry: Open Round-Table Forum NIST MBE Summit April 1-4, 2019 Gaithersburg, MD You are invited to join an open round-table discussion with representatives from the QIF Community, authors, implementers, users, and thought leaders at the NIST MBE Summit 2019. Those at the table will discuss the scope and uses for the new ANSI/DMSC QIF v3.0 standard and status…



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DMSC Announces QIF 3.0 Updated Standard Release

QIF 3.0

Digital Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC) recently announced the release of the updated version of the Quality Information Framework (QIF) Standard: QIF 3.0. Under the DMSC, a working group develops Rule Types and eXtensible Markup Language (XML) Schema in the QIF standard. The goal is to develop a rule model, i.e., the standard of representing rules used in inspection process planning.…



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History of the DMIS Standard and The Digital Metrology Standards Consortium

DMIS & DMSC History & Formation

by Bailey Squier DMSC Executive Director Emeritus During our 2019 campaign to recruit and interview candidates to join the Digital Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC) Board of Directors, questions arose about the history of the DMSC. It’s been nearly ten years since we first memorialized the evolution of the Dimensional Measurement Interface Standard (DMIS) and ultimately the formation of the Dimensional…



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Using the QIF Standard to Share Measurement Rules In Supplier Network

QIF Rules in Supply Network

Measurement resources selection is a key issue in measurement process planning. As dimensional measuring equipment (DME) becomes available in ever-broadening ranges of versatility, accuracy, and complexity; however, optimization of resources selection for a supplier network becomes increasingly difficult. Dimensional Measuring Equipment (DME) is hardware and software used in a measurement process, e.g., a coordinate measuring machine, fixture, gage, probe, probe…



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DMSC/QIF Introduces QIF and Critical ANSI Standards at IMTS 2018

IMTS 2018 Chicago IL

For Immediate Release June 15, 2018 BURLESON TEXAS   Digital Metrology Standards Consortium ("DMSC"), the organization supporting critical manufacturing standards and Quality Information Framework ("QIF"), is sending their team to the International Manufacturing Technology Show ("IMTS") September 10-15, 2018 in Chicago Illinois. Key Directors and Members of DMSC will be hosting conversations and showcasing QIF implementations and supporting dimensional metrology…



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Driving New Value and Innovation with QIF

QIF Coverage Demonstrated in the Manufacturing Inspection Process

Driving New Value and Innovation with QIF By: Dimensional Metrology Standards Consortium/DMSC Date: March 12, 2018 The term “digital transformation” is used in business to describe the use of digital technology to radically improve the performance or reach of enterprises. It is, at its core, about process digitization and the strategic use of information to drive new value. QIF (the…



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DMSC Hosts QIF Summit 2017 in Golden Colorado

QIF Library Wheel-Lifesaver

The Dimensional Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC) hosted the 2017 Quality Information Framework/QIF Summit October 3-6, 2017 in Golden Colorado.  Our meeting coincided with the 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress (also known in the trade as 3D CIC).  In 2018, we plan to meet again during the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago, Illinois - so mark your calendars for…