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Derivative Working Groups to Provide Key Technical Content for QIF 4.0

A key objective of the QIF 4.0 Working Group is to add/upgrade functionality in the existing QIF 3.0 capability set. The planned QIF enhancements were a result of a Next QIF Phase 1 study to identify the needs of the QIF community, with the goal of accelerating QIF adoption. With QIF 4.0 providing the overall framework, some of the upgrade…



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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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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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DMSC Announces QIF 4.0

DMSC Announces Next Version of QIF Will Be 4.0 A long-awaited answer for the QIF (Quality Information Framework) Community has been revealed: the next version of QIF will be 4.0. Phase 1 Recently, the DMSC initiated a Phase 1 project to propose potential enhancements to the current version; QIF 3.0. Dr. Tom Kramer was contracted by the DMSC to evaluate…



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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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QIF Exploratory Task Group Seeks Participants

Originally announced in April, 2022, a DMSC Exploratory Task Group will investigate the feasibility of a formalized QIF training program. 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 standard as industry continues its digital transformation. The DMSC Board of Directors has authorized…



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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,…