BURLESON, TX — The Dimensional Metrology Standards Consortium announced that the American National Standards Institute approved QIF v 2.0 (Quality Information Framework, version 2.0) as an American National Standard.

This new standard enhances the previous ANSI Standard, QIF V1.0, containing quality planning and measurement results, by providing a 3D product definition with semantic geometric and dimensional tolerances, definitions for measurement resources, template for measurement rules and statistical functionality.

All of this to satisfy the digital interoperability needs for a wide variety of use cases including feature-based dimensional metrology, quality measurement planning, first article inspection and discrete quality measurement.

On Dec. 19, 2013, the ANSI Board of Standards Review approved QIF v1.0 as an American National Standard. This new standard provides, quality measurement planning, first article inspection, and discrete quality measurement.

QIF v2.0 resolves model-based metrology's primary “pain point,” which is obtaining a complete and accurate 3D product definition with semantic geometric and dimensional tolerances. It provides cost-effective XML exchange of product definition with various conformance levels of semantic PMI that satisfies many CAD to model-based metrology use cases. QIF v2.0 also provides a way to define and apply measurement resources, measurement rules and statistics towards generating and communicating feature-based measurement plans based upon a plant, department, or supplier’s measurement resources and rules defined by a company or by part type. QIF models include quality characteristics and measurement features as defined in the ASME Y14.5 specification and the Dimensional Measuring Interface Standard.

ANSI approval of QIF v2.0 indicates that QIF has attained a consensus approval from a large number of subject matter experts in the digital metrology industry.

The QIF standard was designed to meet the highest industry requirements and to satisfy technological gaps that have traditionally cost industry hundreds of millions of dollars annually. The DMSC has met, and continues to meet, the need for national standards in quality measurement in a timely fashion. ANSI’s accredited Standards Developing Organizations operate in accordance with national and often international guidelines, and have been verified by government and peer review assessments.

For more information about the QIF standards, visit www.qifstandards.org.