Burleson, Texas, USA February 19, 2016 — The (DMSC, Inc.)
Dimensional Metrology Standards Consortium announced today the American
National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved QIF v 2.1 (Quality Information
Framework, version 2.1) as an American National Standard. This new standard enhances the previous ANSI Standard, QIF V2.0 containing quality
planning and measurement results, by providing a complete and accurate 3D
product definition with semantic geometric and dimensional tolerances,
definitions for measurement resources, template for measurement rules, and
statistical functionality. All of this to
satisfy the digital interoperability needs for a wide variety of use cases
including feature-based dimensional metrology, quality measurement planning, first
article inspection, and discrete quality measurement.
December 19th, 2013, The ANSI Board of Standards Review (BSR) approved QIF v1.0
as an American National Standard. This new standard provides, quality
measurement planning (QIF Plans), first article inspection (QIF Results), and
discrete quality measurement.
v2.0 resolves model-based metrology's primary “pain point,” which is obtaining
a complete and accurate 3D product definition with semantic geometric and dimensional
tolerances from a native CAD model (QIF MBD). It provides cost effective XML exchange of product
definition with various conformance levels of semantic PMI (e.g., GD&T)
that satisfies many CAD to model-based metrology use cases. QIF v2.0 also provides a way to define and
apply measurement resources (QIF Resources), measurement rules (QIF Rules), and
statistics (QIF Statistics) towards generating and communicating feature-based
measurement plans based upon a plant, department, or supplier’s measurement
resources and rules defined by a company and/or by part type. QIF models include quality characteristics
and measurement features as defined in the ASME Y14.5 specification and the
Dimensional Measuring Interface Standard (DMIS).
approval of QIF v2.0 indicates that QIF has attained a consensus approval from
a large number of subject matter experts in the digital metrology
industry. (See “About DMSC” below.) The
QIF standard was designed to meet the highest industry requirements and to
satisfy technological gaps that have traditionally cost industry hundreds of
millions of dollars annually. The DMSC has met, and continues to meet the need
for urgently required national standards in quality measurement in a timely
fashion. ANSI’s accredited Standards Developing
Organizations (SDOs) operate in accordance with national and often international
guidelines, and have been verified by government and peer review assessments.
To find more
information about the QIF standards please visit the QIF website at www.qifstandards.org.
To obtain your no-cost copy of the standard please send a request via
email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
proud of our standards community and the work that we have accomplished with
this new standard. This doesn’t replace DMIS (Dimensional Measurement Interface
Standard) but it compliments and can harmonize with it. This new standard
infrastructure is expandable to include every aspect
of the Quality Information Framework, thus the name. Once adopted by the
software vendors, this will allow us to properly use digital models with all
the engineering requirements and quickly produce inspection and measurement
plans throughout our supply chain (micro and macro), conduct inspections and
measurements, then analyze and report in standard formats via AS9102 or PPAP
files. This will be a huge savings throughout every manufacturing industry in
our environment without any cost to the software vendor or user." said Ray Admire,
DMSC Treasurer and Chairman of the Quality Measurement Standards Committee."
“Manufacturing quality digital information
incompatibilities are costly and affects everyone: vendors, suppliers, users,
and customers. And the digital metrology
community has lacked an enterprise-wide standards solutions, UNTIL NOW,
QIFv2.0, a superior standards-based digital interoperability has been ANSI
approved. Furthermore the QIF enables
Manufacturing Quality to join the Model-Based Enterprise next generation of
doing business.” said DMSC President Curtis Brown.
Dimensional Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC, Inc.), is an ANSI
Accredited Standards Developing Organization, as well as an A-Liaison to ISO TC
has been developed and demonstrated with support from: Applied Automation Technologies,
Boeing, Capvidia, DISCUS, Hexagon Metrology, Honeywell FM&T, InfinityQS,
Innovalia Metrology , Inspec Software Corporation, IPI Solutions, John Deere,
Kotem, Lockheed Martin, Metrology Integrators, Metrosage, Mitutoyo America,
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Nikon Metrology, Origin
International, PAS Technology, Pratt Whitney, PTC Solutions, Quality Vision
International, Renishaw, Rolls Royce, Siemens PLM Software, Systems Insights,
the University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC) and Zeiss.
are many of the same experts who continue to maintain the Dimensional Measuring
Interface Standard (DMIS).
QIF is a registered trademark of the DMSC. © 2014 Dimensional
Metrology Standards Consortium