Analyzing differences amoung Copolymer Acetal and Homopolymer Acetal in Round rods or sheets and plate
Delrin is a great plastic for turning on a CNC lathe lathe. It is simple to turn, but it does require reduced speeds. I have used this material to make Scottish small pipes chanters. I have purchased countless items from a plastic shop in Anaheim. Small pieces usually ship quickly and everything was well packed. I’ve never had an issue with an order.
Between the Delrin and POM-C rods, both materials are very tough and easily machinable, as they have comparable physical properties. They do look the same, but for practical uses there are some differences that can make one preferable than the other. It also depends 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 definitely our choice material for machining,giving an great finish both on manual and CNC Machines. It has a pretty low moisture absorption making it the ideal grade for food contact and where the dimensional stability is critical. Acetal Sheet has the best combination of high mechanical strength, durability and toughness, giving it superb sliding properties, electrical insulation, and wear resistance.
Acetal Sheet has many applications and is certainly valued in the food preparation industry. Because of its low moisture absorption it gained Food & Drug Administration approval and 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 automotive industry because of its long term dimensional stability and toughness. It delivers solutions for designers to help them create long lasting and very durable components. Another popular area for sheet Acetal is in marine applications. This environment suits acetal quite because the low moisture absorption results in components that won’t expand or change dimensions due to contact with water.