Since 1939, the Society of Allied Weight Engineers has been promoting recognition of mass properties as a specialized discipline. One principal method of accomplishing this is to make technical content available to its members. The SAWE publishes technical papers and proceedings from International Conferences through its "Weight Engineering Journal" and on the Internet. The SAWE developed and promotes the use of engineering recommended practices for the mass properties profession. The SAWE has produced college level textbooks covering aircraft and marine mass properties engineering. The SAWE also publishes the "Weight Engineer's Handbook", a collection of engineering formulas and data, used as a reference by engineers of all disciplines.
Technical papers, textbooks, and the handbook are available for purchase from the Society.