Comparing Copolymer Acetal and Dupont Delrin Homopolymer in Sheet and Rods

Dupont Delrin is the perfect plastic for turning on a machine lathe. It’s simple to turn, however it requires reduced speeds. I have used this plastic to make Scottish small pipes chanters. I have ordered many items from a plastic shop in Anaheim. Smaller parts always ship quickly and everything has been well packed. I’ve never had an issue with an order.
Between the Delrin and POM-C rods, both materials are incredibly tough and easily machinable, and they have very comparable physical properties. They look the same, but for practical use there are some differences that may make one better than the other. It also depends heavily on your application. As with all plastic materials, make sure to check the typical properties data sheet for the appropriate properties you may need for your application.
Our Acetal Sheet is definitely our primary material for machining,giving an excellent finish both on manual and CNC Machines. It has a very low moisture absorption making it the preferred grade for food contact and where the dimensional stability is critical. Acetal Sheet has the best combination of high mechanical strength, hardness and strength, giving it outstanding sliding properties, electrical insulation, and wear resistance.
Acetal Sheet has numerous applications and is certainly of value in the food preparation industry. Because of its low moisture absorption it gained Food & Drug Administration approval in addition to its excellent sliding abilities which help with very low friction and hard wearing food safe components.
Acetal Sheet is one of the plastics used 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 is in moisture applications. This environment suits acetal well because the low moisture absorption results in components that will not expand or alter dimensions due to contact with water.

Acetal Copolymer Sheet

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