Product Description

CCSi manufactures these high quality Specimen Cutting Dies for determining the cracking resistance of vulcanized rubber exposed under dynamic strain conditions to a chamber atmosphere containing ozone at a fixed partial pressure, as described in D1149 ‘Standard Test Methods for Rubber Deterioration—Cracking in an Ozone Controlled Environment’. The effects of sun or ultraviolet light are excluded.

ASTM D3395 describes two procedures, Method A (tensile elongation test) and Method B (belt flex test).

These determine, in a comparative sense, the degree of ozone resistance of a material under the accelerated conditions of the tests.

CCSi provides the OREC™ Ozone Chamber, which is suitable for performing the Dynamic Ozone Test, as well as molds and cutting dies used in other ozone test procedures.

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CCSi UltraLife specimen cutting dies are manufactured from homogenous, solid, high carbon content A2 tool steel. Each undergoes multi-axis precision grinding and conventional, plunge, or wire EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining) processes … producing a world-class, close tolerance die.

Precision grinding and EDM processes ensure true parallelism and multi-plane dimensional accuracy. The quality of materials, design, and engineering serve to provide the highest specimen quality possible, over an extended service life.

Where highly technical manufacturing techniques and processes end … old-world craftsmanship begins!

CCSi UltraLife specimen cutting dies are individually serialized, hand-honed, and mirror polished. A protective coating of industrial enamel is applied to the non-cutting surfaces before undergoing a rigorous final inspection.

Each UltraLife specimen cutting die includes a detailed final report and certification to the applicable standard, traceable to NIST, and compliant with ISO 9001:2000 and ISO/IEC 17025. The specimen dies are placed in a plastic, blow-molded, ‘clam shell’ style case with a foam lining to protect the die during transport and storage.

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The CCSi Specimen Cutting Dies Feature:

  • Exclusive UltraLife cutting edge technology;
  • Designed with advanced 3D solid modeling;
  • High carbon content A2 tool steel;
  • Manufactured using computerized systems and techniques;
  • EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining);
  • CNC (Computer Numerical Control) 4 axis machining;
  • Precision ground;
  • Expertly honed;
  • Finely polished;
  • Protective industrial enamel coating;
  • Plastic, foam lined, protective case;
  • Traceability of dimensional measurement to NIST;
  • Certification to ASTM D3395;
  • Compliance with ISO 9001:2000 and ISO/IEC 17025.

Available in:

  • ASTM D3395 Method A (tensile elongation);
  • ASTM D3395 Method B (belt flex).
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Part Number Description Dimensions
CCSi-D3395-AnMethod A Die without mounting device 100 ± 25 x 10.00 ± 0.03 mm (3.98 ± 0.984 x 0.40 ± 0.01 inch)
CCSi-D3395-AaMethod A Die with arbor press mount 100 ± 25 x 10.00 ± 0.03 mm (3.98 ± 0.984 x 0.40 ± 0.01 inch)
CCSi-D3395-ApMethod A Die with press adapter 100 ± 25 x 10.00 ± 0.03 mm (3.98 ± 0.984 x 0.40 ± 0.01 inch)
CCSi-D3395-AmMethod A Die with mallet handle 100 ± 25 x 10.00 ± 0.03 mm (3.98 ± 0.984 x 0.40 ± 0.01 inch)
CCSi-D3395-BnMethod B Die without mounting device 100.00 x 25 mm (3.98 x 0.984 inch)
CCSi-D3395-BaMethod B Die with arbor press mount 100.00 x 25 mm (3.98 x 0.984 inch)
CCSi-D3395-BpMethod B Die with press adapter 100.00 x 25 mm (3.98 x 0.984 inch)
CCSi-D3395-BmMethod B Die with mallet handle 100.00 x 25 mm (3.98 x 0.984 inch)

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specimen dies, cutting dies, Standard Test Methods for Rubber Deterioration-Dynamic Ozone Cracking in a Chamber, ASTM D3395, D3395, dynamic ozone cracking, ozone chamber, ozone test, tensile elongation test, ozone ageing, ozone aging, ozone deterioration, rubber deterioration, belt flex test, ozone resistance, accelerated aging, accelerated ageing, dynamic strain.