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12 mm Pellet Press Die Set
12 mm Pellet Press Die Set
12 mm Pellet Press Die Set
12 mm Pellet Press Die Set

12 mm Pellet Press Die Set

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Pellet Die set for making 12 mm (~1/2 inch) 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 tool steel (Rockwell hardness >C60) polished to a high tolerance fit.

12 to 13 mm (~1/2 inch) Pellet Die Sets are commonly used in material science for making larger KBr pellets for FTIR. 12 mm Pellet Dies are easy to use and 12 mm pellets are easy to handle. If 12 mm just won't work for you and you need a 13 mm or a 12.7 mm pellet die set just complete the custom pellet die form and we'll make it for you asap.

Die made of hardened tool steel (Rockwell hardness >C60) for long lasting trouble free performance. 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.

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

Yield Strength Hardened Steel 80,000 psi (550 MPa)
Recommended max loading @ 50 % 40,000 psi (275 MPa)
Recommended max force 7010 lb (3.5 ton, 31 kN)
Typical force for quality pellets 875-2650 lb (0.44-1.3 ton, 4.3-13 kN)
Die sleeve inner diameter 12 mm (0.47 inch)
Die sleeve height 50 mm (1.97 inch)
Die sleeve outer diameter 45 mm (1.77 inch)
Assembled height with spacers (w/o powder)* 100 mm (3.94 inch)
Assembled height no spacers (w/o powder)* 84 mm (3.31 inch)

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


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