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...home of Fulton Findings (TM) SuperSMITH (R), Weibull, Visual, and YBath (TM) software for The New Weibull Handbook (c)...

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Waloddi Weibull / Paul Barringer / Dennis Keisic

1887 - 1979______/_____1936 - 2016_________/_____1949 - 2017

Great Problem-Solvers, Super People, Their Spirits Linger, Their Legacy Continues . . .

Wes Fulton, Weibull Questions (310-548-6358), wes33@pacbell.net

Carl Tarum, Software Questions (989-780-5088), ctweb@att.net

Kristi Monzon, Sales (310-803-3409), kmonzon@fultonfindings.com

Original Weibull Capability (SM) >>>> SELECT HERE FOR OUR BLOG

SuperSMITH(TM) is a registered trademark belonging to Fulton Findings (TM), replacing the name WinSMITH(TM).


RiscapeSoftware Electronic Delivery Letter >>> SELECT HERE FOR LETTER



FULL Software and Publications . . . Select Here >>> Purchasing, Section 508 Accessibility

Revision Info >>> Select Here for Latest Software Version Information

Training ... Select from the Following >>> Workshops, Schedule, Cost, Authorized Instructors

Product and Service Overview . . . Select Here >>> Products and Services

Short Introduction to Weibull Engineering >>> Select Here for Weibull Basics

Drone Battery Case Study >>> Unmanned Systems (Robotics) 2016 Flyer

Methods CD from Dr. Bob! . . . Select from the Following >>> New CD, CD Price


The Original Weibull Team >>> Weibull Team

Biographies . . . Select from the Following >>> Wes or Dr. Bob or Dr. Bob's SR-71 Engine

SAE Fast Track Weibull . . . Select Here >>> SAE Fast Track

SAE Brochure for Training . . . Select Here >>> SAE Brochure

OPEN SOURCE Reliability Applications >>> OPENRELIABILITY.ORG

KnAR (Se Habla Espanol) Maintainability Tech >>> Select Here for KnAR

...Hottest Weibull Analysis, Tips on Upgrades and Free Handbooks, HPGL Graphics and Language Tricks, Tutorials, and WeibullNEWS (TM)

...Best Windows Weibull Software Guide - Reliability, Growth, Maintenance, Test Planning, Accelerated Testing, Cost Reduction, Probabilistic Design, Standards, Warranty Analysis, Lognormal and Gumbel Analysis

...+ Classes, Schedules, Consulting, Handbooks, Software, Version Info.


Paul's Problem

...You found us. Welcome home to our page! Click here to find out why SuperSMITH beats all other Weibull analysis software. Wes in California wishes you well. Dr. Bob sends greetings from Florida. Call us or check out the expanded schedule. We update (last on 6 APR 2020) for continuous improvement of...

...Best Practice Techniques, Benchmarks,

...Seminar Content, Location, Engineering,

...Books, Programs, Biographies,

...Languages and International Use,

...E-mail Addresses, Sites & Telephone #'s.

System Upgrade





Weibull World

A to Z


Product Support

The Weibull Team


Links, Contact Information

Prices/Purchasing for Software and Publications




Wes Fulton and Dr. Bob Abernethy would like to thank Paul Barringer, John Fulton, Nozar Jafarey, Patrick Heatherington, and Kevin Van Fleet for helping us onto the WWW. Others who deserve recognition for help in this area are Jorge Granada, Vicky Peralta, and Ivan Cala. We also appreciate the recognition of our minimum packaging efforts in all our products and our contributions to reducing the unnecessary distribution of paper. This web site keeps that tradition and will remain relatively free of unnecessary and cumbersome graphics or at least will have a warning. Our purpose is to provide useful promotional information, not artwork.

Dr. Bob Abernethy wrote the first Weibull Handbook. Wes Fulton wrote the first widely used Weibull software. They have been developing Weibull PC software for over thirty years, much longer than anyone else. There is no more complete Weibull analysis program available or even close in specific Weibull capability. Many of the features are not available elsewhere.

The SuperSMITH and WinSMITH (for software) and other 'SMITH trademarks belong to Fulton Findings. The Fulton Findings trademark belongs to Wes Fulton. All other software trademarks belong to their respective businesses. WeibullNEWS is trademarked by Dr. Robert Abernethy. The New Weibull Handbook is copyrighted 1993-present by Dr. Robert Abernethy. All our trademarks and copyrights will be protected to the full legal extent. Mention of persons, products and services herein is for information only and they may or may not be endorsed by Fulton Findings. Please contact us for more information as indicated in the E-mail Addresses, Sites & Telephone Numbers section.


Hot Tips

This section presents the latest update on the leading edge of Weibull analysis.

UPGRADE TO THE LATEST SuperSMITH (TM) SOFTWARE IN MINUTES: Now you can download the latest DEMO versions of SuperSMITH Weibull and SuperSMITH Visual software over the internet in just a few minutes and change them to the FULL version in seconds with your `Special Name` password. This makes getting started with Weibull a lot easier, and upgrades to the latest version are quicker than ever. CLICK HERE to read about how you can do it.


Hot Tricks

This section has possibly surprising information to update Weibull users.

HPGL GRAPHICS: HPGL (Hewlitt-Packard Graphics Language) capability does not come automatically with Word or Excel or PowerPoint anymore. HPGL is a special graphics output format available in the SuperSMITH(TM) software. To get HPGL output from Fulton Findings(TM) software, do the following. With a plot showing on the main screen, select Print/Firm Copy/Soft Copy / Export and then set Output Type to FF Picture File HPGL. Then click on the green checkmark, enter the file name (with .HGL extension) and the main results graphics will be saved into an HPGL format file. NOTE: Be sure to use .HGL for the filename extension so you can remember that it was saved in this special graphics format.

Run the program HPGL2WMF.EXE that comes with the latest version of the SuperSMITH(TM) software (in the SuperSMITH group under START). Select FILE and then load the .HGL file you just saved. You can then save the results into a .WMF file (Windows Meta-File) for inserting into one of the Microsoft Office products.

In Office (Powerpoint for example), select Insert, Picture, From File and the file should appear as a choice (if it has the .WMF extension). After inserting, the picture should appear as if it came from a plotter. With the cursor over the inserted graphic, do a right-side mouse click to bring up the menu of choices, and then select GROUP from this menu. Select UNGROUP and then each line and label will become a separate object that you can customize! 

LANGUAGES: The SuperSMITH(TM) software programs are available in eight languages now. English, French, German, Swedish, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese (Brazilian), and Italian language translations are loaded automatically with the current versions. New languages are easy to add, please contact Wes Fulton of Fulton Findings as listed in E-mail Addresses, Sites & Telephone #'s, if you want to assist in getting the software translated into other languages or if you have suggestions on improving existing translations.


Hot Tutorials

Our new tutorial is ready. Click here for price and availability. The new tutorial is a complete self-study course when combined with The New Weibull Handbook (c) and SuperSMITH (TM) software. We have named the tutorial, PlayTIME (TM) with SuperSMITH. Click here to access a simulated portion of the tutorial (Note: graphics included). In the simulated tutorial likelihood ratio confidence is demonstrated including benchmark and validation data. Click here for a more complete description of the tutorial. Our tutorial methods are designed to help the novice to get up to speed quickly with Weibull and lognormal capability.


Paul's Problem (of the Month)

Click Here to visit Paul Barringer's website. He has a great feature called Problem of the Month (P.O.M.). It presents complete case studies including a description of the situation, measured data, investigation paths, and solution output usually in easy-to-grasp graphical form. The P.O.M. illustrates the use of Weibull and other analysis tools. It is well worth your time. Old problems of the month are available for review as well.



CLICK HERE <--- for Workshop Cost Information

CLICK HERE <--- for Authorized Instructors List

See the schedule listing at the link below for the current Weibull training schedule. Wes Fulton and Carl Tarum do many PUBLIC and PRIVATE Weibull training workshops for engineers, technicians and managers. The classic presentation is a 3-day COMPLETE Weibull/Lognormal workshop. Another Weibull training format is separate sessions including the 2-day BASIC Weibull/Lognormal Workshop and the 2-day ADVANCED Weibull/Lognormal Workshop. The ADVANCED workshop can be held immediately after the BASIC workshop for the same people or for different people if desired. Holding them back-to-back gives a 4-day extended workshop session with a discount for reduced travel costs. Most of these hands-on problem-solving sessions are comprehensive Weibull seminars with COMPLETE SuperSMITH(TM) SOFTWARE INCLUDED. In such a workshop Each student receives FULL versions of the SuperSMITH Weibull software, SuperSMITH Visual software, and SuperSMITH Ybath(TM) software. The regular purchase price of a license for these programs was $840.00 USD as of this writing, but they can be included with the seminar at no additional cost. Each participant also receives The New Weibull Handbook(c) by Dr. Bob Abernethy plus the PlayTIME(TM) computer tutorial with over 50 problems and coaching notes for learning the software. Please Contact Wes Fulton for pricing and availability for these seminars.

NOTE: Most PRIVATE Workshops include complete training plus the full software package and are presented to you at your facility. They are very cost-effective giving full training for each participant plus the full software package for each participant for LESS than the cost of receiving the software package alone! Private Workshop pricing is based on eight (8) participants minimum with a nominal charge for each of those above the first eight. PUBLIC Workshops are cost-effective when the quantity of participants might be lower.

Click here for Weibull/Lognormal Workshop curriculum and agenda descriptions and on-site workshop information. For more than 30 years in addition to PUBLIC workshops hosted by SAE, DSiAC, Quanterion, The University of Tennessee, and other technical organizations. We have produced PRIVATE Weibull training workshops for organizations all over the world including government organizations such as the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, NASA, JPL, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT and NHTSA). We have provided Weibull training for hundreds of corporations as well.


Select Here For Schedule


CLICK HERE <--- for Workshop Cost Information

CLICK HERE <--- for Authorized Instructors List


WeibullNEWS TM - from Dr. Bob Abernethy and Wes Fulton, Edited by Paul Barringer

Catch our byline on the latest research update in Weibull analysis. The Weibull Team of Wes and Dr. Bob share their research findings with you before it appears the next paper or textbook. Other researchers and contributors are included with special additions by Paul Barringer. This periodical is now available on the Web at the link below. Contact Wes Fulton or Carl Tarum if you have questions.

To access all issues of WeibullNEWS . . . Click Here >>> http://www.barringer1.com/WN.htm


Original Weibull Team

Dr. Bob Abernethy and Wes Fulton are The Original Weibull Team (TM) responsible for the technical breakthroughs implemented in SuperSMITH(TM) software and documented in The New Weibull Handbook (C). Click here to see pictures of the team members.



Prices and descriptions for software and books follow. Please contact Wes Fulton or Carl Tarum for the latest update or if you have any questions. Purchase directly from this website (click on selected item below to start) by American Express, Mastercard, Visa, Discover, or Check card and allow 1 week for delivery. Purchase from authorized distributors by American Express, Mastercard, Visa, check, money order or purchase order and delivery can be the next business day. Overseas purchases should be prepaid with respect to merchandise, shipping/handling, and any bank charges before delivery begins. Checks must be drawn on a bank with American affiliate. The credit card logos and trademarks shown above belong to their respective banking organizations.

Authorized software distributors include Wes Fulton, Carl Tarum, and a few select others.

 Table 1: Prices/Ordering Information for Software and Handbooks








SuperSMITH(TM) Software


(32-bit, okay for 64-bit systems)

The Intelligent Plotting/Analysis Software (SM)

(Software Only, No Publications)

Select above to order.

See Price Schedule

Delivered electronically by DEMO-to-FULL conversion

Includes Industry Standard FULL version of the SuperSMITH(TM) Weibull software, SuperSMITH Visual software, and SuperSMITH Ybath(TM) software . . . NOTE: The price shown here is the base price for SSS upgrades and other discounts such as quantity discounts.

The New Weibull Handbook(c)


Select HERE to order.

See Price Schedule

The global standard Weibull reference book by Dr. Robert B. Abernethy (Dr. Bob)

PlayTIME(TM) Tutorial

[Online: DEMO & FULL]

Select above to download. Useful with DEMO software and with FULL software.

See Price Schedule

FREE! If .PDF version downloaded

The PlayTIME Tutorial booklet uses input data files (saved by a FULL software version so the data values are not altered) which are already included with the free DEMO software.

SuperSMITH(TM) Package (All above bundled)


Select above to order.

See Price Schedule

Bundled and discounted complete self-study course

SuperSMITH(TM) Software DEMO


Select above to download. Can be converted to FULL capability with a Special Name password provided upon purchase of license.


This DEMO alters your input data, so answers are not for originally entered data . . . otherwise it is the same as the FULL capability version. Can be used free by students to bring in files saved by a teacher using a FULL version (then the input data is not altered).

Weibull New Methods + Video, CD


Contact Wes Fulton to order.

See Price Schedule

Overview from Dr. Bob including PowerPoint presentation of 7 case studies, a Word document for detailed explanations, and a 20 minute video with 3 life data case studies and one for manufacturing analysis (made in 1982 and shown in the Weibull Workshop).



Contact Wes Fulton to order.

See Price Schedule

Leverage our 100+ years combined experience in fixing tough issues to help with your challenging questions.

NOTE: Travel compensation is not needed for consulting by teleconference and email.

 NOTE: All prices subject to change without prior notice. Prices for items with the Weibull Handbook changed starting APR 2017 due to new licensing with Dr. Bob.

Click Here for Software Prices, Quantity Discount, Upgrade Prices, Site License, and Server Environments . Prices are subject to discount for multiple purchase at the same time.

Click Here for Licensing Information. This is a copy of the installation instructions and general licensing information.

Click Here for software security information. This is a copy of an email on this by Carl Tarum.

We ship 32-bit software compatible with 64-bit operating systems (for XP/Vista/Windows7/Windows8/Windows10/).

Contact Wes Fulton or Carl Tarum for more pricing information. You can purchase Weibull and reliability software/handbooks from us or from the professional organizations and suppliers listed in E-mail Addresses, Sites & Telephone #'s.

Detailed product descriptions are given in the Software and Handbooks sections.


SuperSMITH(TM) Package Software Version Information

This section describes the latest versions and revision updates.

The Latest Version Release of SuperSMITH(TM) Weibull, Visual, and Ybath(TM) is posted here . . .

SuperSMITH(R) Current Version Info

Complete Revision History Links:

Click here for a complete revision history of SuperSMITH(TM) Weibull.

Click here for a complete revision history of SuperSMITH(TM) Visual.

Click here for a complete revision history of SuperSMITH(TM) Ybath(TM).