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ASTM Sample Cutting Dies

The Cutting Dies can be used to cut various materials including plastics, paper, textiles, and rubber samples. They are designed for use with cutting presses to facilitate sample preparation that meets various international quality standards. We offer customisation options to ensure that the cutting dies meet your testing needs.

Our cutting dies are compatible with various cutting machines and are designed to strictly follow their relevant standard guidelines and sizes. They are made with precision and careful attention to detail, ensuring accurate and reliable cutting results.

Test Machines Australia provides a wide range of Cutting dies from ASTM, ISO, DIN, EN, GOST, and JIS, which are utilized with an arbour press to produce standard sample specimens. The three kinds of dies are categorized according to the thickness and shear strength of the base material. Shore hardness, together with shear strength, serves as a reliable measure of a material’s resistance to being cut using a die and press.

When it comes to Ribbon Steel cutting dies, they are best suited for thinner and weaker materials like soft plastics, elastomers, and rubber. Hardened Steel dies, on the other hand, are more durable and are perfect for thicker and stronger materials like reinforced plastics and thin metal sheet.

Model TMA-CD174XXX

Tool Steel Cutting Dies are used for the cutting of plastics, paper, textiles and rubber samples. They can be used along with TMA cutting presses for the preparation of samples.


  • Cardboard
  • Foam
  • Paper
  • Plastic
  • Rubber


  • Able to be resharpened
  • Longer service life than other dies


  • BS 2782-3
  • AS 1301.404
  • AS 1683.11
  • AS 1180.2
  • AS 2282.7
  • K6301
  • ASTM D412
  • ASTM D470
  • ASTM D624
  • ASTM D1004
  • ASTM 1660.2
  • AS/NZS 1660.2.3
  • ASTM D1822
  • ASTM D3574
  • ASTM D638
  • AS 1145
  • ISO 34-1
  • ASTM D882
  • ISO 37
  • ISO 527
  • ISO 1798
  • ISO 6259
  • K6251


  • Custom Dies – available on request
  • Cutting Die Adaptors
  • Cutting Press
  • Certification