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Seventh International Conference on Computer Technology in Welding



Thomas A. Siewert


This report reviews the worldwide growth and trends in welding software over the past 10 years. It discusses these trends in terms of the changes in computer resources (rapid acceptance of the personal computer and advances in operating systems) as well as the identification and development of sophisticated welding applications for these computer resources. The trends have been somewhat different by country (the U.S. had an initial emphasis on welding databases, while Europe had an initial emphasis on applications software), but there has generally been a rapid growth in the development and acceptance of welding software during this period.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 923
Report Number


computerization, databases, software trends, welding information, welding software


Siewert, T. (1997), Seventh International Conference on Computer Technology in Welding, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed July 21, 2024)


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Created November 1, 1997, Updated October 16, 2008