Analyzing differences among Dupont Delrin and Acetal Copolymer in Sheet and Rods
Dupont Delrin is the perfect plastic for turning on a lathe lathe. It is very easy to turn, but it requires slower speeds. I use this material to make Scottish small pipes chanters. I have bought many items from a plastic shop in Anaheim. Smaller pieces always ship promptly and everything was well packed. Iâ€™ve never had a problem with an order.
Between the Delrin and Acetal rods, both materials are very tough and easily machinable, as they have comparable physical properties. They do look similar, but for practical uses there are some differences that can make one preferable than the other. It also depends 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 probably our primary material for machining,giving an great finish both on manual and CNC Machines. It has a very low moisture absorption making it the usual 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 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 help with very low friction and hard wearing food safe components.
Acetal Sheet is one of the engineering plastics chosen within the automotive industry because of its long term dimensional stability and durability. 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 well because the low moisture absorption results in components that will not expand or alter dimensions due to contact with water.