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DMSC Model-Based Characteristics Working Group Announces Target Completion Schedule

After many months of effort, the DMSC Model-Based Characteristics Working Group (MBC WG) can see completion of their to-be-proposed ANSI (American National Standards Institute) standard on the horizon. The yet-to-be-submitted new standard is centered about the identification and usage of product characteristics (PC) that can be augmented with criticality designations, product requirement associations, and quality plan requirements. This new MBC…



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New DMSC Model-Based Characteristics Standard Gains Rave Reviews From ASME

Over the last couple of years, the DMSC’s Model-Based Characteristics (MBC) Working Group (WG) has been developing a specification for a newly proposed ANSI/DMSC standard. The specification is centered about the identification and usage of product characteristics (PC) that can be augmented with criticality designations, product requirement associations, and quality plan requirements. Upon a review of the ASME Y14.45 standard,…



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2022 State of the DMSC

At the recent in-person DMSC General Membership meeting at IMTS, Executive Director Mark Thomas summarized the goals, accomplishments, and status of the DMSC for 2022. In 2021, DMSC expanded its newsletter frequency to a monthly cadence to help members and all interested parties keep up with QIF activities. Distribution started out at about 1,400 individuals and in 2022 is now…



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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…