As the DMSC Model-Based Characteristics (MBC) Working Group puts the finishing touches on a new, proposed American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standard document, preparations are being made to follow the required procedures for submitting the proposed standard to ANSI. DMSC is re-forming the Standards Committee to meet this objective.
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The next step in the process is a final review and approval by the Standards Committee of the MBC Standard document. The DMSC Standards Committee is chaired by Ray Admire and consists generally of DMSC members and/or members of the MBC Working Group. However, in the spirit of openness, the offer to join the Standards Committee is extended to any and all interested individuals and companies. DMSC membership is encouraged, but not required for participation.
The DMSC Standards Committee will fine-tune the documentation before submission to ANSI. The Standards Committee will either: formally vote on the final document, affirmatively, negatively, negatively with comment, or abstain. Since the proposed new standards document is coming directly from the MBC Working Group, it is expected that the fine-tuning process will be minimal and expedient.
If the proposed new Standard documentation is approved the DMSC Standards Committee, it will be submitted to ANSI for Public Review. The Public Review phase typically takes around 30 days. Should public comments be received, the Standards Committee will respond. With the resolution of public comments, if received, then ANSI will complete a final review. The final step in the process will be publishing the proposal as a new ANSI standard.
The mission of Digital Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC) is to identify urgently needed standards in the field of digital 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.
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