Zwick cutting presses are used to manufacture specimens from rubber, elastomers, foam rubber, plastic foils, and paper with a hardness up to 85 Shore A (according to ISO 868). The primary specimen shape classifications are as follows:
• Rectangular specimen
• Dumbbell specimen
• Round specimen
• Special specimen
Exceeding the given Shore hardness will greatly reduce the lifetime of the cutting blade and, in extreme cases,can result in damage.