DMSC will be at IMTS Booth E-4779 demonstrating QIF
News release: The Dimensional Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC) will Demonstrate the Emerging Quality Information Framework (QIF) Specification at IMTS 2012
News Release (John Horst, NIST, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301.975.3430)
31 July 2012
At the September 2012 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago, IL the Dimensional Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC) and 8 software solution vendors will demonstrate standards based workflow of manufacturing quality data. The emerging standard, Quality Information Framework (QIF), is an XML-based neutral format for quality information that covers the scope of quality measurement plans, measurement results (including ASME Y14.5), measurement rules, measurement resources, and analysis of results (multi-part statistics). DMSC believes that QIF will reduce information processing costs and quality losses from unnecessary measurement information translation, enable seamless exchange of measurement information, facilitate enterprise agility, enable lower product cost, and reduce costs of component integration and maintenance.
The demo in booth E-4779, at 10 am and 2 pm each day, will show exchange between multi-vendor products, of inspection plans and results data supporting an AS9102a-compliant First Article Inspection process. Further, some of the solutions will be exchanging first article inspection report data with an MTConnect factory monitoring application running in the Emerging Technology Center. A Founding Principle of QIF is that all information models for transporting quality data are derived from common model libraries so that common information modeling components can be reused throughout the entire quality measurement process and, as a consequence, the entire process will be inherently interoperable.
Dimensional Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC) is an A-liaison to ISO and an ANSI-accredited non-profit standards development organization. QIF is being developed by quality measurement experts from NIST, Lockheed Martin, Honeywell FM&T, John Deere, Rolls Royce, Pratt Whitney, GE Aviation, Boeing, Mitutoyo, Metrology Integrators, Origin International, Renishaw, Hexagon Metrology, Nikon Metrology, PAS Technology, Siemens PLM Software, and Zeiss. These are many of the same experts who continue to maintain the Dimensional Measuring Interface Standard (DMIS).
The demo in booth E-4779, at 10 am and 2 pm each day, will feature 8 commercial solutions that support export and import of QIF data, for effortless component integration. More information about QIF, including white papers, FAQs, and XML schema, can be found at www.qifstandards.org.