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

Delrin is the best plastic for turning on a machine lathe. It’s easy to turn, however it does require slow speeds. I have used this plastic to make Scottish small pipes chanters. I have ordered many items from iPlastic. The small parts usually ship promptly and everything was well packed. I have never had a problem with an order.
Between the Delrin and POM-C rods, both materials are exceptionally durable and easily machinable, and they have similar physical properties. They do look the same, 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 any plastic materials, be sure to check the typical properties data sheet for the applicable properties you may need for your application.
Our Acetal Sheet is probably our best material for machining,as it gives an nice finish both on manual and CNC Machines. It has a pretty low moisture absorption making it the usual grade for food contact and where the dimensional stability is critical. Acetal Sheet has an ideal combination of high mechanical strength, durability and toughness, giving it outstanding sliding properties, electrical insulation, and wear resistance.
Acetal Sheet has many uses and is certainly of value in the food preparation industry. Because of its low moisture absorption it gained 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 used within the automotive 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 Tecaform AH is in marine applications. This environment suits acetal quite because its low moisture absorption results in components that will not expand or alter dimensions due to contact with water.

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