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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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2022 QIF Coffee Chat Webinar Series – Call for Presenters

Following the success of the 2021 QIF Tech Series Coffee Chats, 2022 delivers another opportunity to evangelize the QIF message and showcase your integration experience. The QIF Tech Series Coffee Chat program is a free, once-a-month webinar session focused on QIF-centric presentations by Solution Providers (SP) and QIF Users. SPs may promote their company product or service offerings and while…



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DMSC Accepts 3D Model Data Set Solution

The Digital Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC) has been given a 3D model solution in the form of a native Creo 5 data set which will improve the way models are used in the automotive manufacturing industry. This data set was created by Action Engineering, a member of DMSC. Action Engineering took the innovative step of proactively developing this data set…



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DMSC Recalibrating Membership Materials

Working to Keep DMSC Membership Strong At some of our more recent DMSC General Membership meetings, it was brought to our attention that there is a need for better “Join DMSC” membership materials that will assist companies in navigating their Quality Information Framework (QIF) journey as members of DMSC. We listened, and a new set of membership materials is being…



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DMSC Announces QIF Tech Series Coffee Chats 2022

The Digital Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC) is pleased to announce the continuation of our QIF Tech Series webinars for 2022. The DMSC launched its popular QIF Tech Series Coffee Chats in 2021 which focused on QIF-centric topics and related subjects such as Closed Loop Manufacturing, MBD, MBE, C++ for QIF, and more. These webinars delivered QIF implementation user stories and…



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DMSC Announces 2022-2024 Board of Director Election Results

There were four nominees for the two open 2022 – 2024 term DMSC Board of Director positions, with Sam Gambrell (Lockheed Martin), and Jeremy Hamilton (John Deere) being the successfully elected candidates. Both Sam and Jeremy are new Board members and their service will commence immediately. Sam Gambrell Lockheed Martin Jeremy Hamilton John Deere The Board of Directors (BoD) oversee…



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DMSC Project Manager Search Nearly Complete

The Digital Metrology Standards Consortium has been conducting a search for a part-time Project Manager. The new DMSC Project Manager will be responsible for managing the ongoing development of the QIF Standard. Services provided by the Indeed job search platform along with networking by “friends and family” has provided a substantial supply of potential candidates. Over the last month or…



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DMSC Reports from 2021 Quality Show

We were excited to attend the 2021 Quality Show, our first in person industry show in two years. DMSC Board Member Ray Stahl manned our booth along with former board member Bob Brown of Mitutoyo America. Bob also served as our DMSC presenter at the Quality Show’s Tuesday Learning Theater. Bob Brown presented on “Interoperability for Feedback Loops from Dimensional…