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

Dupont Delrin is the best plastic for turning on a CNC lathe lathe. It’s pretty easy to turn, although it does require slower speeds. I have used this stuff to make Scottish small pipes chanters. I have purchased countless items from a plastic shop in Anaheim. Small parts always ship quickly and everything was well packed. I have never had a problem with an order.
Between the Delrin and Acetal rods, both materials are quite tough and easily machinable, as they have comparable physical properties. They appear 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, make 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 excellent 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 an ideal combination of high mechanical strength, durability and toughness, giving it excellent sliding properties, electrical insulation, and wear resistance.
Acetal Sheet has many uses and is particularly valued in the food preparation industry. Because of its low moisture absorption it helped it to achieve Food & Drug Administration approval along with its excellent sliding abilities which help with very low friction and hard wearing food safe components.
Acetal Sheet stock, perhaps the best of the engineering plastics used within the auto industry because of its long lasting dimensional stability and toughness. It delivers solutions for designers to help them create long lasting and very durable components. Another popular area for Acetal Sheet is in water applications. This environment suits acetal well because its low moisture absorption results in components that will not expand or change dimensions due to contact with water.

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