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1/8 inch (3.17mm) Pellet Press Die Set
1/8 inch (3.17mm) Pellet Press Die Set
1/8 inch (3.17mm) Pellet Press Die Set
1/8 inch (3.17mm) Pellet Press Die Set
1/8 inch (3.17mm) Pellet Press Die Set
1/8 inch (3.17mm) Pellet Press Die Set
1/8 inch (3.17mm) Pellet Press Die Set
1/8 inch (3.17mm) Pellet Press Die Set
Die sleeve inner diameter
3.17 mm (1/8 inch)
Die sleeve outer diameter
45 mm (1.77 inches)
Typical force for quality pellets
95-290 lb (0.05-0.15 ton)
Die sleeve height 40 mm (1.57 inches)
Assembled height with spacers (w/o powder)* 89 mm (3.5 inch)
Assembled height no spacers (w/o powder)* 73 mm (2.87 inch)
Typical max pellet length**
15 mm (0.6 inch)
Yield Strength Hardened Steel 80,000 psi (550 MPa)
Recommended max loading (@ 50%) 40,000 psi (275 MPa)
Recommended max force
779 lb (0.4 ton, 3.4 kN)
Typical force for quality pellets
95-290 lb (0.05-0.15 ton)

*If making thicker pellets, the die set can operate just the same without spacers.

**Pending on the material you are pressing with and the method of loading the die set.

1/8 inch (3.17mm) Pellet Press Die Set

Vendor
Pellet Press Die Sets
Regular price
$215.00
Sale price
$215.00

Pellet Die set for making 1/8 inch  (3.17mm) pellets from powders.

With your die set order we’ll include:

  • Die sleeve
  • Plunger rod
  • 2 x spacers
  • Base plate
  • Aluminium release ring¬†with¬†cutout for viewing pellet during release.¬†

Shipping: Free fast shipping across USA and Canada

Material: hardened D2 tool steel (Rockwell hardness >C60) polished to a high tolerance fit. 

  • Worldwide shipping, Free to North America

  • Precision Made, Individually Inspected

  • High Strength Heat Treated Steel

This is one of the smallest dies we stock. At such small diameters, you need such a small force (around 100 lb!) for very high stresses on the powder. We do not suggest using with a hydraulic press which does not have an accurate read out for low forces. Do not use this die with a big, heavy press - you can easily exceed the yield stress of the steel. You can even push down hard with your hand or tap it with a mallet to create sufficient force for compaction. 

This die is made of hardened D2 tool steel (Rockwell hardness >C60) for long lasting trouble free performance. The sleeve is polished to high tolerances to allow the hardened tool steel plunger to slide through perfectly. Plunger and spacers are made from high yield strength steel, machined and polished to high tolerance for the perfect fit. Interior surfaces ground to mirror-like finish.

Video below is of a 3mm pellet press die set to show operation. 

For an animation of die assembly, powder pressing and release click here.

 Safety:

  • Always wear googles and safety protection equipment.
  • Clean well after use to prevent rusting.
  • Do not apply pressure beyond shown on table above.
  • See our tips for making perfect pellets here.