Archive for the ‘compression specimens’ Category

Tensilkut, New and Improved

July 31, 2017

The new Tensilkut website is live; you’ll find information about all of our machines, along with more photos and links to our YouTube channel.

Need to make flat tensile bars? No problem! Round bars? Easy.  Flexural, impact, fatigue…it’s all here, waiting for you to visit.

 

Tensile, tensile-impact, impact and Iosipescu shear test bars made on the Tensilkut machines

Tensile, tensile-impact, impact and Iosipescu shear test bars made on the Tensilkut machines

We look forward to hearing from you!

Tensilsaw for Fiber Reinforced Plastic Strips

July 17, 2017

New on YouTube: the video demonstration of the Tensilsaw being used to prepare strips of fiber reinforced plastic from 12″ square plaques.  The material saws quickly and easily, with minimal operator training.

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he strips have been prepared, they can be used for flexural testing, or any test requiring a straight strip.  Alternatively, and frequently, the Tensilsaw is used to cut blanks for insertion into the template, to be cut using the Tensilkut II or Tensilkut I into tensile bars.  A common specimen to be prepared in this manner is ASTM D638, or ASTM D695 tensile bars.  Another use for such strips would be for insertion into the V-Mill template, to be notched for Iosipescu shear testing in accordance with ASTM D7078 or ASTM D5379.

ASTM D695 Compression Testing

May 13, 2015

Preparing the ASTM D695 Specimen for compression testing is a two step process.  First, the gauge section must be cut in the blank, using one of the Tensilkut Master Templates designed specifically for this purpose.

50-82 Tensilkut Template for preparing the gauge section in ASTM D695 Compression specimens

50-82 Tensilkut Template for preparing the gauge section in ASTM D695 Compression specimens

 

After the gauge section has been cut, the specimen is inserted into the Tensilkut Master Template which cuts the ends square and parallel at 3.13″, in accordance with ASTM D695.  Different templates are available for  Tensilkut I and Tensilkut II machines.

50-89 Tensilkut Master Template for cutting the ends of the compression specimen square and parallel

50-89 Tensilkut Master Template for cutting the ends of the compression specimen square and parallel

50-88 Tensilkut Master Template for cutting the ends of the ASTM D695 compression specimen square and parallel

50-88 Tensilkut Master Template for cutting the ends of the ASTM D695 compression specimen square and parallel

50-87 Tensilkut Master Template for cutting the ends of the ASTM D695 compression specimen square and parallel: for use on the 10-20 or 10-40 series Tensilkut I or 10-82 Tensilkut II

50-87 Tensilkut Master Template for cutting the ends of the ASTM D695 compression specimen square and parallel: for use on the 10-20 or 10-40 series Tensilkut I or 10-82 Tensilkut II