CCSi designs and manufactures high quality specimen cutting dies completely inhouse at our facility in Akron, OH. Our complete vertical integration allows CCSi to provide exceptional quality dies at competitive prices.
Our process starts with high, quality American made tool steel. We then grind, machine, harden, wire EDM, sharpen, and dimensionally certify the dies. The wire EDM manufacturing process creates perfectly vertical interior walls. This allows the die to be sharpened repeatedly without altering the dimensional characteristics of the sample and provides excellent long term value.
All CCSi dies come with the serial and model number laser engraved for easy identification. Also included is a rugged, foam lined carrying case for protection while the die is not in use.
Our standard dies have no adapters and are intended for use in a “clicker” style press.
CCSi manufactures these high quality Specimen Cutting Dies for the techniques employed to measure the effect of immersion liquids on rubber vulcanizates or rubber-like materials, as described in ASTM D1460 ‘Standard Test Method for Rubber Property — Change in Length During Liquid Immersion’.
This test method is different than ASTM D471 ‘Standard Test Methods for Rubber Property — Effects of Liquids’, as the changes in volume are approximated from observed dimensional changes, rather than being directly calculated.
Although D1460 may be employed with any immersion liquid, it is especially applicable to liquids that are so volatile that they must be maintained under pressure during the period of immersion.
ASTM D1460 defines two dissimilar apparatus (Apparatus A and Apparatus B), conditions, procedures and test specimens. The Apparatus A specimen is specified dimensionally as 100 x 1.6 mm (4.0 x 0.0625 inch), while the Apparatus B specimen measures 150 x 10 – 15 mm (6.0 x 0.4 – 0.6 inch).
- ISO-17025 Certification
- Arbor Press Adapter (post type, dimensions to be specified at purchase)
- Mallet Handle
- NAEF brackets and ejectors
- Custom brackets and adapters
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