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Special Master Templates

May 15, 2009


Should the standard master templates we have available not suit your exact requirements, special master templates can be designed to meet almost any testing specification, including ISO, JIS, DIN, BS and EN standards.

Test specimens can be prepared from strips varying in length from 2” to 24”, and width from ¼” to 6”.  Gauge sections of the templates can be designed with or without blended tapers.  A template can include drill bushings for precision alignment of holding pin holes for elevated temperature testing or for use with certain grips.  Custom shapes have been designed for longitudinal testing of curved tube sections, while others have been built to machine specimens from welded sections.

Should your testing program require special dimensions, or if your samples include one or more of the unusual conditions listed above, please forward a sketch of the completed specimen, including tolerances and desired taper, to our Engineering Department for a quotation.  Basic sketches for tensile and tensile-impact specimens, indicating the required dimensions, are shown below.  These can be copied, and used to create a sketch of the sample for quotation, if desired.tensile sample sketch