Archive for the ‘Tensilsaw’ Category

Tensilsaw Demo

July 28, 2017

The Tensilsaw, with the 60-66 diamond plated Tensilsaw Blade, is perfect for cutting fiber filled plaques into strips, as shown in this video.

The Tensilsaw cuts through this sheet very efficiently, creating strips which are ready to be cut into tensile bars on the Tensilkut I, Tensilkut II or CNC Tensilkut III, notched for izod impact testing in accordance with ASTM D256, or used for flexural or other tests requiring a straight strip of a precise width.  The width is controlled via precision spacers, ensuring that the width doesn’t change unless you wish to change it.

 

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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.

After t

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.

Tensilsaw Blades

May 7, 2015

Tensilsaw blades for use with the Tensilsaw:

60-66 Tensilsaw Blade and 60-67 Tensilsaw Blade

60-66 Tensilsaw Blade and 60-67 Tensilsaw Blade

60-66 Tensilsaw Blade: Diamond coated for excellent performance on very hard plastics, ceramics and glass filled materials.

60-66 Tensilsaw Blade: Diamond coated for excellent performance on very hard plastics, ceramics and glass filled materials.

60-67 Tensilsaw Blade for use on plastics which do not cut well with the diamond plated Tensilsaw Blade

60-67 Tensilsaw Blade for use on plastics which do not cut well with the diamond plated Tensilsaw Blade

Tensilsaw

October 30, 2013

Straight strips cut from non-metallic materials can be tricky.  A shear can tear the edges, and dies are expensive, and require sharpening to avoid edge damage to the strips.

60-62 Tensilsaw

60-62 Tensilsaw

Tensilsaw is designed to cut straight strips from non-metallic materials, including plastics, composites and fiber reinforced materials.  Once the strip width is set, it is repeatable indefinitely, until you choose to change it.  Cutting strips from a plaque is extremely fast and easy with the Tensilsaw, designed for use in the lab by non-machinists.  Diamond plated and toothed blades are available for use on different materials.

Tensilsaw Blades

Tensilsaw Blades

The straight strips prepared by the Tensilsaw can be used as is for tests such as flexural  testing, or the Tensilsaw can be used to cut blanks for insertion into templates for the Tensilkut machine, from which specimens such as tensile, compression or fatigue bars can be cut.  The Tensilsaw can also prepare the .500″ wide blanks needed for insertion into the Impactmill, which notches Charpy and Izod impact blanks in accordance with ASTM D256.  It will also cut the .75″ and 2.2″ wide blanks required for insertion into the V-Mill templates for the Iosipescu shear test notches.

The Tensilvac can also be added to the Tensilsaw to collect most of the dust and debris from cutting strips.