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QIF PMI Report Developed by NIST

Robert Lipman, Research Engineer, Systems Engineering Group at NIST has developed new software to 'analyze' Quality Information Framework (QIF) files. The software is based on ideas from his STEP File Analyzer software, for which he was awarded the Department of Commerce Bronze Medal. The new QIF software is called 'QIF PMI Report', or QPR. The objective is to generate a…



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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…