Sample Preparation: A critical aspect to successful testing.
The capability to prepare test specimens accurately, efficiently and safely is critical to insuring reliable and repeatable test results. Inadequate sample preparation can lead to additional retesting and higher costs while improper tools can endanger operator safety. The selection of the optimal sample cutter depends on a few key factors:
- The type of material being cut
- The required dimensions of the specimen
- Ease of use
- Repeatability and accuracy of the cut specimen
Some sample cutters are designed for a specific use such as cutting dedicated width for tensile, seal and adhesion tests. There are also sample cutters that provide a higher level of flexibility utilizing interchangeable cutting dies that can be configured to cut complex shapes and multiple specimens at a time.