Interoperability: linking design and tolerancing with metrology
Edward P. Morse, Saeed Heysiattalab, Allison Barnard Feeney, Thomas D. Hedberg
On October 30, 2014 the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved QIF v 2.0 (Quality Information Framework, version 2.0) as an American National Standard. Subsequently in early 2016 QIF version 2.1 was approved. This paper describes how the QIF standard models the information necessary for quality workflow across the full metrology enterprise. After a brief description of the XML 'language' used in the standard, the paper reports on how the standard enables information exchange among four major activities in the metrology enterprise (product definition; measurement planning; measurement execution; and the analysis and reporting of the quality data).
14th CIRP Conference on Computer Aided Tolerancing (CAT)