Welcome to the Website of the
Dimensional Metrology Standards Consortium
The mission of Dimensional Metrology Standards Consortium
(DMSC™, Inc.) 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. The Dimensional Measuring
Interface Standard (DMIS) and the Quality Information Framework (QIF) are two such standards that the consortium
has the responsibility to continue development, maintain and support as well as to coordinate
and harmonize with other related standards efforts. The DMSC™ is an ANSI Accredited Standards Developing Organization, as well as an A-Liaison to ISO. The consortium invites participation within the
consortium of other standards groups and activities that seek to resolve the
technology and other issues of automated (digital) metrology.
To discover more about current DMSC/QIF™ (Quality Information Framework) Standards, click on this LINK!]
Dimensional Metrology Standards Consortium
Introduction and How to Participate;
also, Benefits and Justification
In today’s environment, standards are essential to national
and international economies, to world trade, and to the success of individual
companies. Lack of interoperability
between manufacturing automation systems is known to waste hundreds of millions of dollars
every year. A new organization, the Dimensional Metrology Standards Consortium
(DMSC), Inc., has been established which recognizes the critical importance
of industrial manufacturing and metrology standards. The objective of the consortium is to take an
active role in the establishment and coordination of these existing and
emerging technologies. (Click on any Topic Heading in these pages for more information.)
The mission of
the DMSC, Inc. is to identify, promote,
foster, and encourage the rapid development and interoperability of needed and
emerging national and international standards important to the field of
dimensional metrology. This includes not
only metrology specific standards, but also related standards that are used by
metrologists to perform jobs such as product and tolerance exchange.
recognize a number of organizations that have emerged around the world whose major
purpose is to address component interoperability problems for the dimensional
metrology (DM) community. Several of
these organizations* have identified their specific focus and goals, and have
enjoyed notable successes and achievements.
However, many have experienced some technical and/or business
limitations, such as limited industrial sector support. A key objective of the DMSC is to provide a common forum where all of these organizations
may team together, complementing each other in related endeavors, and harmonize
potentially conflicting standards and duplication of efforts. A major objective of the DMSC is to help
establish volunteer committees to facilitate, prove-in, and progress existing
specifications to standards. Participation in the DMSC, Inc. is open to all persons, organizations, companies, government agencies, individuals, etc., who are directly and materially affected by any of our standards activities.
The DMSC evolved from the Dimensional Measuring Interface Standard (DMIS) Standards Committee (DSC),
(formerly the DMIS National Standards Committee), comprised primarily of a
North American organization of DM users and vendors, and a strong European DMIS
User group. The DSC was formerly a
committee under CAM-I, Inc., but is now organized as a committee under the new
DMSC. The DSC has maintained and enhanced the
DMIS metrology standard and promoted specifications to both national and
international standards. The committee has
completed a mature version of the DMIS standard as an American National
Standard and is addressing other challenges in the Dimensional Metrology
Standards domain. The long-term
successful experience of the DSC in standards development and its substantial
user support from aerospace, defense,, automotive, and agriculture/construction
sectors indicate a strong team that can potentially play an important role for
Goals of the DMSC
Your company is cordially invited to participate in the Dimensional
Metrology Standards Consortium, Inc. As
an introductory offer, each new member company will receive a welcome package consisting
- o Standards efforts: Promote and foster a consistent set
of industry relevant metrology standards.
- o Stakeholders: Involve the stakeholders who will be
impacted by these metrology standards.
- o Raise Awareness: Produce plans to raise the awareness
of companies to the need for non-proprietary, interoperable standards.
- o Working with Others: Establish working partnerships with
- o Forum:
Provide a forum to promote standards development,
interoperability, and conformance.
- o Procedures: Offer efficient
procedures and tools to develop coherent and complete deliverables.
- A one-time new membership welcome discount
- A complimentary CD of the latest DMIS Standard
- A $250 discount certificate for any
Click Headings for more information on Membership Details, Benefits, and Membership Justification.
Additional information may be obtained by contacting DMSC,
Inc. using the “Contact Us” button above. To obtain a Response
Sheet inquiring about membership, click here.