Product Description

CCSi manufactures these high quality UltraLife Specimen Cutting Dies to measure the properties of adhesives (rubber cements) that may be applied in a plastic or fluid state, and are manufactured from natural rubber; reclaimed rubber; synthetic elastomers; or compositions of these materials, as described in ASTM D816 ‘Standard Test Methods for Rubber Cements’.

The tests provide standard procedures for evaluating important properties of adhesives ordinarily classed as rubber cements.

The method consists of nine individual tests, five of which do not require specimen preparation using cutting dies. Three, of the remaining four, employ the Method B adhesion shear specimen described below.

The Adhesion Test is divided in to three parts:

  • Test Method A — Adhesion Strength in Tension;
  • Test Method B — Adhesion Strength in Shear;
  • Test Method C — Adhesion Strength by Stripping Method.

Adhesion Test Method A employs the procedure described in ASTM D429 ‘Standard Test Methods for Rubber Property — Adhesion to Rigid Substrates’, for which CCSi the appropriate mold. Please refer to the CCSi ASTM D429 UltraLife Mold pages for more information.

Adhesion Test Method B requires rectangular test specimens measuring 25 x 125 mm (1 x 5 inch). While Adhesion Test Method C requires rectangular test specimens measuring 25 x 150 mm (1 x 6 inch). These are, a bit confusingly, regarded as Type 1 (lapped configuration) and Type 2 (sandwich arrangement) specimens.

top
CCSi UltraLife Specimen Dies: Quality Manufacturing Fill 118 Copy 1 Created with Sketch.

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.

CCSi UltraLife Specimen Dies: Features Fill 118 Copy 1 Created with Sketch.

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 D816;
  • Compliance with ISO 9001:2000 and ISO/IEC 17025;

Available in:

  • ASTM D816 Method B and Method C (Type 1 and Type 2);
  • Mallet handle, arbor press mount, & press adapter versions.
CCSi UltraLife ASTM D816 Specimen Cutting Dies: Specifications Fill 118 Copy 1 Created with Sketch.
Part Number Description Dimensions
CCSi-D816-BnD816 Method B Die without mounting device 25 x 125 mm (0.98 x 4.92 inch)
CCSi-D816-BaD816 Method B with arbor press mount 25 x 125 mm (0.98 x 4.92 inch)
CCSi-D816-BpD816 Method B Die with press adapter 25 x 125 mm (0.98 x 4.92 inch)
CCSi-D816-BmD816 Method B Die with mallet handle 25 x 125 mm (0.98 x 4.92 inch)
CCSi-D816-CnD816 Method C Die without mounting device 25 x 150 mm (0.98 x 5.91 inch)
CCSi-D816-CaD816 Method C with arbor press mount 25 x 150 mm (0.98 x 5.91 inch)
CCSi-D816-BpD816 Method C Die with press adapter 25 x 150 mm (0.98 x 5.91 inch)
CCSi-D816-CmD816 Method C Die with mallet handle 25 x 150 mm (0.98 x 5.91 inch)

Index Terms: Fill 118 Copy 1 Created with Sketch.

specimen dies, cutting dies, D816, ASTM D816, adhesion, adhesion strength, adhesion strength in shear, adhesion strength in tension, adhesion strength by stripping method, adhesive, bond durability, double shear test piece, rubber cement, rubber adhesive, rubber to metal bond, Standard Test Methods for Rubber Cements, Standard Test Methods for Rubber Property – Adhesion to Rigid Substrates, D429, ASTM D429.