Long time Origin International Associate, Bob Stone, was recognized for his contribution to the new QIF set of standards at the recent DMSC meeting at Hilton Head Island in South Carolina last week.
The Quality Information Framework (QIF) standard defines an integrated set of information models which enable the effective exchange of metrology data throughout the entire manufacturing quality measurement process – from product design to inspection planning to execution to analysis. Version 1.0 of two parts of the QIF standard, QMPlans for exchanging inspection requirements, and QMResults for exchanging post measurement results, were approved by the DMSC for progression to an ANSI standard and will soon be available for public review. Future parts of QIF will include QMDirectives for the loss-less exchange of PDPMI (product data with product manufacting information, i.e., CAD + GD&T), QMStatistics for the exchange of multi-sample measurement results, SPC, Gage R&R and other statistical information, and QMResources for the exchange of measurement resource (CMM, hand tools, scanners, fixtures, etc.) information.
The Dimensional Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC, Inc.) is an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited standards developing organization, as well as an A-Liaison to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The mission of the DMSC is to identify urgently needed standards in the field of dimensional metrology, and to promote, foster, and encourage the development and interoperability of these standards, along with related and supporting standards that will benefit the industry as a whole.
More information about the DMSC and QIF can be found at www.dmdc-inc.org and www.qifstandards.org.