Analyzing differences amoung Dupont Delrin and Acetal Copolymer in Sheet or Plate and Round Rod

Homopolymer Acetal or Delrin is the best plastic for turning on a machine lathe. It is simple to turn, but it does require slower speeds. I have used this plastic to make Scottish small pipes chanters. I have ordered many items from iPlastic. The smaller pieces usually ship promptly and everything is always 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 do look the same, but for practical uses there are a few differences that can make one preferable than the other. It also depends on your application. As with any 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 probably our choice material for machining,giving an excellent finish both on manual and CNC Machines. It has 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 toughness, giving it outstanding sliding properties, electrical insulation, and wear resistance.
Acetal Sheet has countless applications and is especially of value in the food preparation industry. Because of its low moisture absorption it helped it to achieve Food & Drug Administration approval and its superb sliding abilities which aid with very low friction and hard wearing food safe components.
Acetal Sheets are of the plastics chosen within the auto industry because of its long lasting dimensional stability and toughness. It delivers solutions for designers to help them produce long lasting and very durable components. Another popular area for Acetal Sheet is in marine applications. This environment suits acetal well because its low moisture absorption will result in components that will not expand or change dimensions due to contact with water.

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