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New Working Group Seeks Functional Testing Expertise

Working Group Kick Off Meeting A key strategy for the QIF 4.0 Working Group is to integrate expert content from other related DMSC Working Groups (WG). Some of these other DMSC Working Groups are inactive (soon to be revived) and some are new. The first new Working Group will be the “Functional Testing” WG. After developing a WG Charter, the…



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QIF 4.0 Working Group Welcomes New Participants

The newly formed QIF 4.0 Working Group (WG) has been active, having held four meetings so far in 2022. The WG has been meeting (1-hour) every week to get things started, and will be changing cadence to every two weeks as we move into December and beyond. Daniel Campbell (Capvidia) is the WG Chair, and Dr. Tom Kramer is the…



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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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OAGi Release OAGIS 10.8.3 with QIF 3.0 Support

Responsible for maintaining the Quality Information Framework Standard (QIF 3.0) and promoting its use, the Digital Metrology Standards Consortium board and working groups are encouraged by solution provider announcements spotlighting their incorporation of QIF into their offerings. Here's one that recently caught our eye. ATLANTA, GA Oct. 24, 2022 OAGIS has a 28-year reputation of serving companies all over the…



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DMSC Recognizes Individual Effort in Support of QIF

Awards at IMTS 2022 The DMSC in-person meeting at IMTS on September 13, 2022 brought together about 50 DMSC members and supporters. The meeting included a long-waited announcement about QIF, namely that the next version of QIF will be Version 4.0. The evolution of QIF has been measured and methodical with much of the effort coming from volunteers that dedicate…



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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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DMSC Task Group Schedules Inaugural Meeting

Originally announced in April, 2022, a DMSC Exploratory Task Group will investigate the feasibility of a formalized QIF training program. The inaugural meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, 8 September 2022 @ 11am ET. With QIF-centric educational opportunities being sparse, the Digital Metrology Standards Consortium sees new training options as key to future widespread adoption of the Quality Information Framework/QIF…



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Next Version QIF – Phase 1 Conclusions Complete

One of the key objectives for the DMSC is to promote adoption of QIF (Quality Information Framework) as an industrial digital metrology standard. While QIF 3.0 has been mainstream as an ANSI standard since 2018 and an ISO standard since 2020, the digital world continues to evolve. The DMSC understands that QIF needs to adapt to thrive in a world…



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DMSC Offers Members a “Home Base” during IMTS

DMSC will have a booth (Booth #135000) at IMTS for the entire duration of the show, September 12 – 17, 2022 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Our booth will be manned by Mark Thomas, DMSC Executive Director as well as an informal rotation of DMSC Members and Directors. While some DMSC member companies may also have a booth at the…



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Next Version QIF: Phase 1, Final Report

The final report of the Next QIF planning project (Phase 1) is being drafted by Dr. Tom Kramer. Phase 1 is essentially a project to identify WHAT are the proposed changes to QIF 3.0, which of them should be made, and how shall those changes be designated (QIF 3.1 or QIF 4.0). Over the last few weeks, as feedback from…

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