Quality Information Framework (QIF) 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 that ensure both data integrity and data interoperability in Model-Based Enterprise (MBD) implementation.
QIF supports Design, Metrology, & Manufacturing. It is considered a critical element of 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 or preventing an industry to adopt QIF. It also effectively supports new concepts such as IoT (Internet of Things).
At last, QIF provides a standard platform for all discrete manufacturing industries, ensuring quality while minimizing costs, and making processes more transparent!