QIF (Quality Information Framework) is an American National
Standard supporting Digital Thread concepts in engineering applications ranging
from product design through manufacturing to quality inspection. Based on the
XML Standard, it contains a Library of XML Schema ensuring both data integrity
and data interoperability in Model Based Enterprise implementation.
QIF supports Design, Metrology, Manufacturing, and is critical to
the Industrial Revolution 4.0. Because it is XML based, QIF can be easily
integrated with Web/Internet applications and unlike other existing standards,
there is no competence barrier standing in the way for industry to adopt QIF. It
also effectively supports new concepts such as IoT (Internet of Things).
Finally, all discrete
manufacturing industries now have a standard platform that ensures quality while
minimizing costs and making processes more transparent! The QIF 2.1 Standard is available at no cost