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Save the Date! MBE & QIF Summits Return April 2025

This past April, the MBE Summit returned with the addition of the Digital Metrology Standards Consortium's (DMSC) QIF Summit. Held at MxD (Manufacturing x Digital) headquarters in Chicago, IL, the dual event brought together experts from academia, government, and industry. The MBE Summit provided a platform for participants to discuss challenges, implementation issues, and lessons learned related to design, manufacturing,…



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New Use Case Webinar

A discussion at a past DMSC General Membership Meeting was enriched by the expertise of our DMSC board member, Sam Gambrell, on the topic of 2D QIF. The discussion indicated some confusion in the QIF community regarding the ability of QIF to support 2D drawings. [caption id="attachment_4807" align="alignleft" width="199"] Sam Gambrell, Director, DMSC Board of Directors[/caption] Since this is an…



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STEP – QIF Discussion Gains Momentum

One of the goals of the recent MBE/QIF Summit was to encourage dialogue among proponents of two standards – the STEP (Standard for the Exchange of Product model data) community and the QIF (Quality Information Framework) community. Individually, both standards are well-known in the industrial manufacturing universe, and each comes from different starting concepts on the design vs quality approach…



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QIF 4.0 Working Group – Next Steps Outlined

The American National Standard (ANS), QIF 3.0 (Quality Information Framework), was formally approved and published by ANSI in 2018. That ANSI standard was submitted to and approved by ISO in 2020 as ISO 23952:2020. The DMSC has been working on expanding and updating QIF 3.0 through the Working Group (WG) process. Composed of an interested group of companies and individuals…



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DMSC General Membership Meeting

Join our monthly DMSC General Membership meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. These meetings are exclusive to all members of the Digital Metrology Standards Consortium. Attendees receive news and information about the latest activities of the DMSC Working Groups, ANSI and ISO related initiatives, as well as updates from those organizations who are implementing the QIF/ISO 23952:2020 standard. Subscribe…



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Coming Soon: DMSC To Offer QIF Marketplace Webpage

Did you know that among our membership over two dozen QIF Solution Providers offer products and services that can help solve your QIF implementation problems? A new DMSC webpage is currently under development. Aimed to help you find the QIF solutions you need,  we are identifying our member organizations’ products and services to streamline your search for the right resources…



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DMSC to Highlight QIF Training Initiative at Chicago IMTS Show

DMSC will be exhibiting at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), September 9 – 14, 2024 in Chicago, Illinois. In addition to a booth display (#135001), a DMSC in-person meeting is planned following exhibit hours. DMSC members and guests interested in learning more about DMSC are invited to participate. In addition to an organizational update, participants will hear from President Curtis Brown in his State…



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Executive Director Honored for Exceptional Contributions

April 18th, 2024 – The Digital Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC) is pleased to announce that Mark Thomas, Executive Director, has been honored with a Recognition Award for his leadership and dedication in advancing the DMSC vision. The award, presented by the DMSC’s Rosemary Astheimer, Recognition Committee Chair, and Curtis Brown, President, acknowledges Mark's exceptional contributions to the organization. Throughout his tenure, he has consistently gone…



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QIF Summit Participants Aid DMSC Roadmap

Although DMSC had plenty of activity to show at the recent QIF Summit, planning for the future is also an important task. Input from our membership is key to developing projects and programs that are relevant to the DMSC and QIF community. As an organization with limited resources, it is essential to deploy our DMSC talent and assets in a…



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MBE Summit & QIF Summit Recap

April 16th - 19th, 2024 -  The Manufacturing x Digital (MxD) in Chicago hosted the 2024 MBE/QIF Summit which was jointly organized by NIST and DMSC. The event was attended by nearly 200 individuals and featured over 30 technical sessions along with a factory automation tour at the MxD facility. The MBE Summit was held on Tuesday and Wednesday, featuring presentations on Model-Based Enterprise (MBE)…

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