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

September 29, 2009
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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