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 UltraLife Specimen Cutting Dies for the evaluation of the comparative ability of vulcanized rubber, fabric coated with vulcanized rubber, and finished articles of rubber and rubber-like compositions to withstand the effect of liquids, as described in ASTM D471 ‘Standard Test Methods for Rubber Property — Effects of Liquids’.
The standard specimen, as specified in D471 Part 10.1, is rectangular with dimensions of 25 x 50 x 2.0 ± 0.1 mm (1.0 x 2.0 x 0.08 ± 0.004 inch).
The alternate specimen, as specified in D471 Part 9.1, is rectangular with dimensions of 25 x 25 x 2.0 ± 0.1 mm (1.0 x 1.0 x 0.08 ± 0.004 inch).
The test specimen, described in D471 Part 14.2, is 60 mm (2.4 inch) in diameter, and the thickness of thin sheet or rubber coated fabric being tested (assuming a thickness no greater than 2.0 mm, or 0.08 inch).
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