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Burleson, TX — The Dimensional Metrology Standards Consortium has announced that the QIF v1.0 (Quality Information Framework) draft standard is now available for public review in the ANSI weekly publication Standards Action Vol 44 # 38. To participate in the formal ANSI public review and comment process, please go to qifstandards.orgfor more information. The public review period is from September 20, 2013, to November 4, 2013.
QIF defines an integrated set of information models which enable the effective exchange of metrology data throughout the entire manufacturing quality measurement process - from product design to inspection planning to execution and analysis. QIF models include quality characteristics and measurement features as defined in the ASME Y14.5 specification and the Dimensional Measuring Interface Standard (DMIS). This new standard will cover a wide variety of use cases including dimensional metrology inspection, first article inspection (SAE AS9102), reverse engineering, and discrete quality measurement. QIF v1.0 provides a standardized solution for defining measurement scope (e.g., bill of characteristics), inspection plans, and measurement results.