Sample Preparation Equipment is used to prepare samples to specific shapes before a mechanical test is performed
Instron – CEAST Hollow Die Punch, Pneumatic Punch
- Either manual or pneumatically operated punches are used to cut shapes from sheets of material. Dies are interchangeable and can cut square/rectangular, round and also dog bone type specimens
- Notching machines are used for either Charpy/IZOD and tensile impact specimens. There are manual, motorized or fully automatic versions available.
- Automated milling machines can be used to cut specimens from plates or pipes. They are controlled via a PC for repeatable and fast specimen cutting.