How to choose Copolymer Acetal and Homopolymer Acetal in Sheet or Plate and Round Rod

Reasons Homopolymer Acetal or Delrin is the perfect plastic for turning on a CNC lathe lathe. It’s easy to turn, however it requires slower speeds. I use this plastic to make Scottish small pipes chanters. I have purchased numerous items from Industrial Plastic. Small pieces usually ship quickly and everything has been well packed. I have never had a problem with an order.
Between the Delrin and Acetal rods, both materials are quite durable and easily machinable, and they have similar physical properties. They look the same, but in practical uses 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 desired properties you may need for your application.
Our Acetal Sheet is definitely our choice material for machining,giving 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 perfect combination of high mechanical strength, hardness and toughness, giving it outstanding sliding properties, electrical insulation, and wear resistance.
Acetal Sheet has countless applications and is particularly valued 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 help with very low friction and hard wearing food safe components.
Acetal Sheet is one of the plastics chosen within the auto industry because of its long lasting dimensional stability and durability. It delivers solutions for designers to help them create long lasting and very durable components. Another popular area for Acetal is in marine applications. This environment suits acetal quite because its low moisture absorption will result in components that won’t expand or change dimensions due to contact with water.

Acetal Copolymer


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