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A Welding Data Dictionary



William G. Rippey


This data dictionary specifies data elements that are used to describe the design, fabrication and inspection of weldments. It comprises welding information from several authoritative sources. Data include description of component materials, details of joints and welds, and variables of the welding processes. The data dictionary provides, in one document, the welding information needed to develop format specifications for digital data that can be exchanged by computer programs.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7107
Report Number


data dictionary, digital welding data, Standards, weld inspection results, Welding, welding terms


Rippey, W. (2004), A Welding Data Dictionary, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed June 23, 2024)


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Created March 31, 2004, Updated November 10, 2018