What the difference between Copolymer Acetal and Dupont Delrin Homopolymer in Sheet and Rods

Dupont Delrin is the perfect plastic for turning on a machine lathe. It is easy to turn, but it requires slower speeds. I’ve used this material to make Scottish small pipes chanters. I have ordered numerous items from a plastic shop in Anaheim. The small pieces usually ship promptly and everything has been well packed. I’ve never had an issue with an order.
Between the Delrin and Acetal rods, both materials are exceptionally tough and easily machinable, and they have comparable physical properties. They do appear similar, but in practical use there are a few differences that may make one better 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 primary material for machining,giving an nice finish both on manual and CNC Machines. Its got a very low moisture absorption making it the preferred grade for food contact and where the dimensional stability is critical. Acetal Sheet has an ideal combination of high mechanical strength, durability and strength, giving it outstanding sliding properties, electrical insulation, and wear resistance.
Acetal Sheet has numerous uses and is certainly valued in the food preparation industry. Because of its low moisture absorption it helped it to achieve Food & Drug Administration approval and its excellent sliding abilities which aid with very low friction and hard wearing food safe components.
Acetal Sheet is one of the engineering plastics used within the auto industry because of its long term dimensional stability and durability. It offers solutions for designers to help them produce long lasting and very durable components. Another popular area for Acetal Sheet is in boating applications. This environment suits acetal well because its low moisture absorption will result in components that will not expand or alter dimensions due to contact with water.

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