The Society of Allied Weight Engineers (SAWE) goals are to promote mass properties engineering as a specialized discipline and to provide a means for those interested in mass properties engineering to work together to further their professional goals. Since its inception in 1939, the SAWE has grown to include 22 chapters located in the United States, Brazil, Canada, Central Europe, India, and the United Kingdom and has members from over 22 countries. The Society promotes technical interchange between its members through international and regional conferences, the Weight Engineering Journal, specialized training, technical papers and a growing number of professional publications.

2015 Western Regional Conference

2015 Western Regional Conference
November 6-7, 2015
Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach
Ventura, California, USA


2015 SAWE Western Regional Conference


Weight Engineering - Spring 2015

Volume 74 - Spring 2015 - No. 3

2015 Spring Journal Cover



Commemorative Air Force U-3A "Blue Canoe" Painted and Weighed by John Johnston, Jerry Pierson, and Valentin Velasquez
The Cessna 310 Stars in a TV Western by Victor Graham
Differences Between Marine and Offshore Weight Control by Andy Schuster
The Mysterious Art of Weight Estimation of Large Civil Aircraft by Judi Cheeseman
In-Service Weight Control for Submarines by David Tellet


In Memorium – William J. Giesler
Lightweight Composite Approved for Ship
Weight Engineer's Handbook
SAWE Corporate Partners
Index of Advertisers
SAWE International Conference Sites
Chapter Reports


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The SAWE is now ANSI Accredited

August 10, 2014


 The SAWE is now ANSI Accredited

The Society of Allied Weight Engineers is very pleased to announce that it is now an Accredited Standards Developer (ASD) as administered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).  We were officially provided that status in July of this year [2014]. This means that our society can create standards which will be distributed as ANSI/SAWE Standards.  As ANSI is a member body of the International Standards Organization (ISO), SAWE Standards can also be considered for ISO accreditation during their development process.  To understand the SAWE process required to create an ANSI standard see the freely available publication, Technical Overview document TO-2, “SAWE Procedures as an Accredited Standards Developer with the  American National Standards Institute”  The SAWE Standards and Practices Committee hopes that this achievement provides our members and sponsors increased membership value, and stands ready to work with you in advancing the field of Mass Properties Engineering through generation of quality ANSI/SAWE standards.