Our partners are leaders in the QIF standard and help provide solutions that will encompass any or all of the Quality Information Framework that are necessary to build a successful relationship. Each partner demonstrated QIF at the 2014 IMTS show and are dedicated to providing an immediate impact to your shop floor.
QIF is an integrated set of XML schema based standards enabling the seamless flow of information within computer-aided quality measurement systems.
Together with our partners we have capabilities to encompass all aspects of the QIF technologies into Quality Systems. Because QIF defines, organizes, and associates quality information including: measurement plans, results, part geometry and PMI, measurement templates, resources, statistical and analysis, these can be implemented at very minimal cost. QIF provides this with little to no intervention which means complete automation using intelligent model definitions, thus creating meaningful and valuable information throughout your supply chain and internal infrastructure.
What is QIF?
QIF (Quality Information Framework) is a standard which supports Digital Thread concepts in engineering applications ranging from product design through manufacturing to quality inspection. Based on XML, the QIF standard contains a Library of XML Schema ensuring both data integrity and data interoperability in Model Based Enterprise implementation.
QIF 3.0 had been designated as an American National Standard (ANSI). In August 2020 this ANSI standard was harvested, approved, and published by the International Standards Organization as the new ISO Standard ISO 23952:2020.
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. 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 3.0 Standard is available at no cost via download.
All information models for transporting quality data are derived from common model libraries so that common information modeling components can be reused throughout the entire quality measurement process. As a consequence, the entire process is inherently interoperable.