CEN/WS ELSSI-EMD was set up to develop a guidance on the development of computer-readable data formats that comply with technical standards for mechanical testing. Its focus was on the development of data formats for a specific technical standard, namely
- EN ISO 6892-1:2009 Metallic materials — Tensile testing — Part 1: Method of test at ambient temperature,
but its intention was to deliver guidance on the general case translating any mechanical Testing Standards and associated Calibration Standards to a computer-readable format.
The purpose of the CWA was to establish the viability of developing standards-compliant formats, both from the perspective of technical feasibility and from the perspective adoption in the business and standardization sectors.
The target audience comprised of organizations in the research, business, and standardization sectors with a vested interest in engineering materials.