Comparing Copolymer Acetal and Dupont Delrin Homopolymer in Sheet or Plate and Round Rod

Dupont Delrin is the perfect plastic for turning on a machine lathe. It’s easy to turn, however it does require slow speeds. I’ve used this material to make Scottish small pipes chanters. I have purchased many items from Industrial Plastic. The smaller pieces always ship quickly and everything has been well packed. I’ve never had an issue with an order.
Between the Delrin and POM-C rods, both materials are exceptionally durable and easily machinable, and they have very similar physical properties. They look similar, but for practical use there are a few differences that can make one preferable than the other. It also depends heavily on your application. As with all plastic materials, be sure to check the typical properties data sheet for the appropriate properties you may need for your application.
Our Acetal Sheet is definitely our choice material for machining,as it gives an nice finish both on manual and CNC Machines. Its got a very low moisture absorption making it the ideal grade for food contact and where the dimensional stability is important. Acetal Sheet has the best combination of high mechanical strength, durability and strength, giving it superb sliding properties, electrical insulation, and wear resistance.
Acetal Sheet has countless uses and is especially of value in the food preparation industry. Because of its low moisture absorption it gained Food & Drug Administration approval in addition to its excellent sliding abilities which help with very low friction and hard wearing food safe components.
Acetal Sheet stock, perhaps the best of the plastics used within the auto industry because of its long lasting dimensional stability and toughness. It offers solutions for designers to help them create long lasting and very durable components. Another popular area for sheet Acetal is in marine applications. This environment suits acetal quite because the low moisture absorption will result in components that won’t expand or change dimensions due to contact with water.

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