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The mission of Dimensional Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC™, Inc.) is to identify urgently needed standards in the field of dimensional metrology, and to promote, foster, and encourage the development and interoperability of these standards, along with related and supporting standards that will benefit the industry as a whole.  The Dimensional Measuring Interface Standard (DMIS) and the Quality Information Framework (QIF) are two such standards that the consortium has the responsibility to continue development, maintain and support as well as to coordinate and harmonize with other related standards efforts.  The DMSC is an ANSI Accredited Standards Developing Organization, as well as an A-Liaison to ISO.  The consortium invites participation within the consortium of other standards groups and activities that seek to resolve the technology and other issues of automated (digital) metrology.  

To discover more about current DMSC/QIF™ (Quality Information Framework) Standards, click on this LINK!]

Where To Submit Standard Improvement Requests
Special Note:  If you or your organization discover a problem with any DMSC Standard -- either DMIS or QIF -- OR if you wish to suggest an improvement, you may submit your issue via our Standard Improvement Request (SIR) Website: www.dmsc-standards.info   
What is QIF:

QIF (Quality Information Framework) is an American National Standard supporting Digital Thread concepts in engineering applications ranging from product design through manufacturing to quality inspection. Based on the XML Standard, it contains a Library of XML Schema ensuring both data integrity and data interoperability in Model Based Enterprise implementation.

QIF supports Design, Metrology, Manufacturing, and is critical to the Industrial Revolution 4.0. Because it is XML based, QIF can be easily integrated with Web/Internet applications and unlike other existing standards, there is no competence barrier standing in the way for industry to adopt QIF. It also effectively supports new concepts such as IoT (Internet of Things).

Finally, all discrete manufacturing industries now have a standard platform that ensures quality while minimizing costs and making processes more transparent!  The QIF 2.1 Standard is available at no cost via download

ANSI Approves new QIF v2.1

Burleson, Texas, USA February 19, 2016 The (DMSC, Inc.) Dimensional Metrology Standards Consortium announced today the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved QIF v 2.1 (Quality Information Framework, version 2.1) as an American National Standard.  This new standard enhances the previous ANSI Standard, QIF V2.0 containing quality planning and measurement results, by providing a complete and accurate 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.

A New and Integrated Approach to Quality Measurement Standards leads to a Reorganization of the DMSC
The DMSC, Inc. launched a New and Integrated Approach to Quality Measurement Standards definition and development on August 11, 2010.  Under this new approach, the Quality Information Framework (QIF) calls for an entirely new standards structure for coordination and compatibility To learn about the QIF visit the QIF Standards Website.   The site contains a lot of valuable information which will impact the entire industry. 

The QMS (Quality Measurement Standards) Committee is the consensus body for the DMSC.  THE QMS coordinates the standards efforts of All Working Groups within the structure of the Quality Information Framework (QIF).  To see the most recent QIF structure document
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Dimensional Metrology Standards Consortium
Introduction and How to Participate;
also, Benefits and Justification

In today’s environment, standards are essential to national and international economies, to world trade, and to the success of individual companies.  Lack of interoperability between manufacturing automation systems is known to waste hundreds of millions of dollars every year.  A new organization, the Dimensional Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC), Inc., has been established which recognizes the critical importance of industrial manufacturing and metrology standards.  The objective of the consortium is to take an active role in the establishment and coordination of these existing and emerging technologies.  (Click on any Topic Heading in these pages for more information.)


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The Dimensional Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC, Inc.) announces a new program to certify DMIS-based programs as being in conformance with the DMIS standard.  For more information click on this link





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