John Horst

John Horst is quality information interoperability manager at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). For more information, call (301) 975-3430, e-mail john.horst@nist.gov or visit www.dmisstandards.org.

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Understanding Interoperability and the DMIS Experience

Because they enable true interoperability, information exchange standards such as the Dimensional Measuring Interface Standard (DMIS) can help manufacturers significantly reduce cost and improve product quality-but only if the standards are sufficiently supported and correctly developed. Some key manufacturers have embraced this claim and require standards-compliant software throughout their enterprise, but such manufacturers are in the minority.
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Charles J. Hellier has been active in the technology of nondestructive testing and related quality and inspection fields since 1957. Here he talks with Quality's managing editor, Michelle Bangert, about the importance of training.
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