The relationship aims to improve the interoperability of standards within the digital enterprise – Metrology and Quality News


PDES, Inc. has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Digital Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC). as the two organizations seek to improve the way the tools work together to improve the development, analysis and definition of industry standard applications.

PDES and DMSC seek to improve the quality and manufacturability of product information through standardization by promoting the Quality Information Framework (QIF) and STEP / QIF integration, as part of the ISO / TC 184 portfolio / SC 4. The two organizations plan to support joint projects to achieve this goal.

Dr Michael R. Jahadi, Chairman of the PDES Board of Directors, said: “This new MoU will improve the interoperability of standards by leveraging expertise within both organizations through collaborative projects. By supporting the integration of STEP / QIF, we can reduce cycle time and operational costs while improving the quality of data required for downstream consumption of Model Based Enterprise (MBE). As a result, both organizations were able to achieve their business goals and objectives.

Curtis Brown, President of DMSC, comments “We are delighted to be working with PDES Inc. to continue to support the harmonization of QIF and STEP. One of the main benefits of the collaboration between our two organizations will be the increased availability of industry and the implementation of QIF / STEP tools in an MBE environment. Better use of connected, quality information will improve design and manufacturing processes, accelerating time to market and lowering production costs for companies with an Industry 4.0 vision.

The Digital Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC, Inc.), founded in 2005, is a non-profit consortium responsible for developing and maintaining the QIF standard. The broader mission is to promote, foster and develop interoperability standards and quality data frameworks for the field of digital metrology manufacturing. The purpose of these digital metrology standards is to have a positive impact on the digital thread of the Model Based Business. The DMSC is an ANSI accredited standards development organization, as well as an A liaison with ISO. The consortium invites to participate within the consortium other groups and standardization activities that seek to solve the technology and other problems of automated (digital) metrology.

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PDES, Inc. is a participatory consortium focused on the development and implementation of model-based standards to support the digital enterprise. Founded in 1988, the organization includes members of
Industry, government and academia.

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