Product Description

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 determination of fatigue life of rubber compounds undergoing a tensile—strain cycle, as described in ASTM D4482 ‘Standard Test Method for Rubber Property — Extension Cycling Fatigue’.

ASTM D4482 is also referred to as the “fatigue—to—failure” test, as a function of the popular instrument used to perform the test.

ASTM D4482 describes a procedure in which a test specimen is cyclically strained, at a fixed frequency, over a series of maximum extensions (flexing). The flexing causes cracks, usually initiated by a naturally occurring flaw, to grow and cause complete rupture of the test specimen (failure). The number of cycles required to cause failure is recorded as fatigue life.

Cutting Length 3.1″, Tab End Width 0.492″, Tab End Radius 0.492″, Center Length 0.984″, Center Width 0.158″

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