Welcome to the homepage for the Seattle Chapter of the Society of Allied Weight Engineers (SAWE).
SAWE’s 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, Canada, Central Europe, 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.
The Society of Aeronautical Weight Engineers was organized in 1939 in Los Angeles, California, and was incorporated as a nonprofit organization April 2, 1941. As membership grew to include engineers associated with shipbuilding, land transportation, and other allied industries and technologies, the Society name was changed on January 1, 1973 to the Society of Allied Weight Engineers, Inc.
The purpose of the Society is several fold, and is focused on:
- Providing a means for those interested in mass properties engineering to work together to further their professional goals.
- Promoting recognition of mass properties engineering as a specialized discipline in the entire spectrum of professional engineering.
- Serving as a medium for the exchange of current mass properties related techniques and state of the art improvements in the profession.
- Promoting the design and manufacture of optimum weight equipment, development of new materials, and improvements in the state of the art.
- Encouraging members to promote continuous improvement in the interrelations between mass properties engineers for mutual benefit.
- Publicly recognizing any person or organization that significantly enhances the professionalism of the Society or develops new technology that improves the state of the art of mass properties engineering efficiencies.
- Promoting the inclusion of mass properties engineering in the curriculum of study in institutions of higher learning.
- Providing training for those working in the field of Mass Properties.