Measurement

DMSC Submits QIF v1.0 for ANSI Standardization

A new interoperability standard for Manufacturing Quality Measurement Information
The Dimensional Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC) has formally approved four technical specifications that will standardize three critical digital information exchange interfaces for model-based manufacturing quality measurement. These technical specifications have been submitted to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for standardization and will be known collectively as the Quality Information Framework (QIF) v1.0 .
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Test & Inspection

Using Optical Inspection to Boost Quality

Optical inspection is an essential part of the quality process in manufacturing.

In some instances, optical inspection can refer to human visual inspection of an object, but these days it more likely refers to Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) conducted by a machine vision system or specialized AOI system.


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Other Dimensions

Identify or Qualify?

Everything doesn’t need to be calibrated

In metrology we have similar benign bits of hardware that can create havoc if misapplied, but in the grand scheme of things rarely are.


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Measurement

Modular Measurement

Modular multi-gage systems provide flexibility for high precision, short run inspection.

Traditionally the length of a production run was a key factor in the selection of a dimensional gaging system.


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2015 May

The May 2015 edition of Quality Magazine includes articles on cloud technologies, depth gages, ISO 9001, digital inspection and cool new products.

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