QIF is the Quality Information Framework, a suite of XML based data models that contain everything from model definitions with associated GD&T, inspection plans, inspection results, to multi-part statistics in a common QIF document format. The new QIF 2.0 standard has been approved by the Dimensional Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC) for progression to an ANSI standard and will be out for public review this fall.
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CheckMate for SOLIDWORKS® is now available. The initial release features CheckMate CMM Programming, Soft Gauging, Reporting and SoftFit Solver ™ . Subsequent releases over the course of 2014 will include additional modules and new product. SOLIDWORKS® is the platform of choice for the CheckMate suite of CAD based dimensional metrology software based on the quality of the product, its level of penetration in the manufacturing sector and the level of excellence of the SOLIDWORKS® reseller channel. CheckMate for SOLIDWORKS® will serve to enhance our customers metrology experience and increase their productivity.
Spring has sprung...I hope. Spring is also a time of new, fresh announcements and ideas. This is true for Origin International. Read about our announcement in this months issue.
As I browse the internet, I see that Sept/Oct brings about many manufacturing and quality shows where you can see what's hot and what's new. Read on to see what is happening and take note of the events listed on the left. If you want to see the Avro Arrow, then check it out.
Hope you are enjoying your summer so far. This month we have some goodies to tell you about. For example, our tech tip and webinar although for CheckMate users are also for those of you using the Equator ™. Take a look...
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.
On June 18-21, 2013, DMSC/QIF will hold their meeting to discuss Quality Measurement Standards. While there, ask to see Origin International's demo on CMEngine automatically converting CMM reports into QIF for use with QIF-compliant AS9102a report generating software.
Stiffer competition and advances in machining and processes is placing higher demands on dimensional metrology in manufacturing in North America. Origin will present at McMaster Open House some examples of customer applications for adaptive manufacturing of castings, complex 3D GD&T in precision machining, the emergence of laser scanning technology in metrology and soft gauging concepts for advanced GD&T corrective action studies.
This month, Origin International has lots of little goodies to share with you. So read on and as usual we would appreciate your comments or feedback. If you know someone that may be interested in this newsletter, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or click the link at the bottom of the newsletter to forward it on. Click on this link > Origin Int'l April 2013 Newsletter