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Updated Tensilkut Website!

July 26, 2017

Coming soon….the new Tensilkut website at !  Updates to follow!

40-72 Tensilbits

May 1, 2015

40-72 Tensilbit is a solid carbide Tensilbit designed specifically for use with the Tensilkut I and Tensilkut II.

40-72 Tensilbit

40-72 Tensilbit

The .500″ diameter solid carbide shank ensures accurate cutting of your tensile samples with no taper from top to bottom.  The 40-72 Tensilbit is recommended for use on steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper, and soft plastics.


40-71 and 40-72 Tensilbits

As with all Tensilbits, the 40-72 Tensilbit is in stock for immediate shipment.

Modified ASTM E8 Subsized Tensile Bars

November 12, 2013

This is the 50-36 Template.  It was developed for people who need a narrower bar than the ASTM E8 standard, but want one longer than the standard subsized specimen.

50-36 Template

50-36 Template

The 50-36 template makes a specimen which is .500″ overall width and about 8″ long.  The gauge section is .250″ wide with a taper of .001″ to .002″, a gauge length of 2/00″, and a reduced length of 2.25″.

This template is used with the 10-33 table model Tensilkut I, 10-38 Floor model Tensilkut I, and the 10-85 Tensilkut II.  Similar templates which make the same specimen are available for use with other Tensilkut models.

Please contact us if you would like a quote for this or any other template.

ASTM D638 Samples

October 11, 2013

Samples can be made on any model Tensilkut machine quickly and easily.

Below are white corian ASTM D638 Type I specimen and ASTM D638 Type II specimen, and black phenolic ASTM D638 Type I and ASTM D638 Type II tensile bars.

ASTM D638 Type I and ASTM D638 Type II

ASTM D638 Type I and ASTM D638 Type II Tensile bars

Standard templates for many other test specimens are available.

September 11, 2001: We Should Never Forget

September 11, 2009

From The Island at the Center of the World by Russell Shorto:

“Because of its geography, its population, and the fact that it was under the control of the Dutch (even then its parent city, Amsterdam, was the most liberal in Europe), this island city would become the first multiethnic, upwardly mobile society on America’s shores, a prototype of the kind of society that would be duplicated throughout the country and around the world. It was no coincidence that on September 11, 2001, those who wished to make a symbolic attack on the center of American power chose the World Trade Center as their target. If what made America great was its ingenious openness to different cultures, then the small triangle of land at the southerntip of Manhattan Island is the New World birthplace of that idea, the spot where it first took shape….”
September 11 is a day to celebrate the American spirit of independence, innovation, courage and tolerance, which have caused our country to be so great.  We will never forget those innocent civilians who died at the hands of terrorists who do not share these values.  We will never forget those who were in New York that day whose lives were forever altered by these unforgivable acts of terror.  Our sympathy goes out to those in other countries who live with acts of terror and brutality more often than we do.  We will never forget.

New Website

June 1, 2009

The new website is up and running! Come see new photos, expanded information on machines, templates and Tensilbits. We also have a special page with the basic information on the machines available in Spanish. Of course, if you have any questions, please leave a comment or email us through our website.

New Tensilkut Website

May 27, 2009

Coming next week: the updated Tensilkut website at !

There will be more information than ever on the Tensilkut machines and accessories, as well as new pictures.  Of course, we will continue to write articles for this blog.  Should you have questions, or something you’d like to see here, please leave a comment.  We’re happy to hear from you.

Tensilkut II in operation

Tensilkut II in operation

Earth Day at Tensilkut

April 22, 2009

When Tensilkut bought our current building in 1986, it was rather plain.  It was a nice, attractive building on 5 acres, located on a prime corner in the county’s premier industrial park.  However, there was no landscaping, and the lawn had an enormous soggy area in the middle.

Tensilkut is a small company.  We always have been, and always will be.  That, however, does not mean that we must have an unpleasant work environment.  With that in mind, during the late fall of 1986, we were able to hire a local farmer to excavate the lawn where the wet spot was, and put in a small pond.

On Earth Day 1987,  everyone at Tensilkut went outside and planted trees and shrubs.  Well, maybe the men planted and the women delivered many pitchers of iced tea and issued numerous compliments about the men’s planting, but it was a nice day nonetheless.  Since then, we’ve planted a new tree every Earth Day.  Often we picnic outdoors, and sometimes spouses come join us for lunch.  It is a very nice place indeed.

The Tensilkut Building

The Tensilkut Building

I am pleased to show you our 2009 Earth Day tree, a flowering cherry tree.

Tensilkut cherry tree

Tensilkut cherry tree

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a tree today.

Hello world!

March 31, 2009

Ever wonder why the wheels don’t fly off your car when you go around corners?  Why don’t the wings come off airplanes?  Tensile testing.  Welcome to the wonderful world of test sample preparation.