Before the most cutting-edge manufacturing materials become commonplace, they are often developed by leading laboratories and universities using Carver presses. Our hand-operated benchtop presses can be easily automated with our AutoPak power units. Carver Model C presses alone are in use in more laboratories than any other press.
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The world’s leading researchers use Carver presses for:
- Materials research: ceramics, composites, construction materials, cosmetics, drugs, pharmaceuticals, powder metals, printed circuit boards, rubber, silicone and other elastomers, soil, thermoplastic resins and thermosets
- Quality and performance testing of physical properties: compression strength, flexural strength, shear strength, flow and color dispersion
- Laboratory testing: ASTM test plaque or bar molds for polyethylene and polypropylene
- Other applications: composite molding, compression molding, crushing, laminat- ing, encapsulation, extrusion, forming, insert pressing, producing KBr pellets for infrared (IR) spectroscopy, metal forming (dimpling), insert molding, oil extraction, pelletizing, specimen preparation, splice molding.