I am very pleased to announce that, as President and Chairman of the Board for the MTConnect Institute, I signed an memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Curtis W. Brown, President of Dimensional Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC). Paul Warndorf, VP of Technology and CTO for AMT, did all the smart and hard work to make this a reality.
What is metrology? As wikipedia states:
Why is this MOU important?
This MOU is very important because DMSC has invested in a tremendous amount of hard work in metrology, just like we have in the open and royalty free protocol called MTConnect. In my opinon, the combination of DMSC and MTConnect is the absolute perfect marriage. The goals of this joint effort are:
- To generate freely accessible standards and specifications which enable interoperability and enable more tightly integrated production and quality in manufacturing.
- To enable compliant implementations of those standards and specifications.
- To freely distribute the standards and specifications resulting from the joint effort to any party with a material interest in those standards and technologies, including manufacturing companies, suppliers, distributors, end users, technology providers, software developers, independent software developers, value added resellers, system integrators and trade media organizations.
- The principals will Principals will communicate how joint efforts can be used to improve manufacturing and business effectiveness, efficiency and quality
Here are important aspects of metrology - again from wikipedia: