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Java-Based XML Utility for the NIST Machine Tool Data Repository



Joseph A. Falco


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is developing a specification for a standard format to represent machine tool performance test data. This data is used for machine acceptance, predictive maintenance, error compensation, and to evaluate the capability of a machine or contractor to manufacture parts to specified tolerances. This paper describes the implementation of a Java based utility for converting data produced by several machine tool performance evaluation software packages into a unified Extensible Markup Language (XML) based standard data representation. The utility also provides XML based validation, viewing and editing capabilities, and a mechanism for client/server web based communications for database upload.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6581
Report Number


Standards, Metrology, Miscellaneous, Data Repository, DTD, Information Technology, Java, Machine Tool, Performance Test


Falco, J. (2000), Java-Based XML Utility for the NIST Machine Tool Data Repository, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed June 22, 2024)


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Created November 30, 2000, Updated November 10, 2018