Title: Quality information framework - quantifying and minimising uncertainty

Authors: Thomas R. Kramer; Daniel Campbell

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Catholic University of America, USA ' Capvidia, 1700 Post Oak Blvd #600C, Houston TX, 77056, USA

Abstract: The quality information framework (QIF) is an ANSI and ISO information standard developed by the Digital Metrology Standards Consortium. When QIF was being developed, one of the aims was to make quality engineers as confident as possible in the data used to assess the quality of manufactured products. With that aim, a set of types of uncertainty about the data used to assess product quality was identified, and provisions of QIF were built to address them. This paper describes how QIF handles both aleatoric and epistemic uncertainties.

Keywords: quality information framework; QIF; standard; uncertainty; digital; information; metrology; XML; schema; model-based definition; MBD; model; design; feature; characteristic.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPLM.2021.115697

International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management, 2021 Vol.13 No.1, pp.6 - 24

Received: 09 Sep 2020
Accepted: 05 Dec 2020

Published online: 17 Jun 2021 *

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