Comparing Copolymer Acetal and Homopolymer Acetal in Round rods or sheets and plate
Homopolymer Acetal or Delrin is a great plastic for turning on a lathe lathe. It’s simple to turn, but it does require slower speeds. I have used this material to make Scottish small pipes chanters. I have purchased countless items from Industrial Plastic. The smaller 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 incredibly durable and easily machinable, as they have similar physical properties. They appear similar, but in practical uses there are a few differences that may 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 appropriate properties you may need for your application.
Our Acetal Sheet is definitely our choice material for machining,giving an nice finish both on manual and CNC Machines. It has a pretty low moisture absorption making it the usual grade for food contact and where the dimensional stability is critical. Acetal Sheet has an ideal combination of high mechanical strength, hardness and toughness, giving it outstanding sliding properties, electrical insulation, and wear resistance.
Acetal Sheet has countless applications and is particularly valued in the food preparation industry. Because of its low moisture absorption it gained Food & Drug Administration approval and its superb sliding abilities which aid with very low friction and hard wearing food safe components.
Acetal Sheet is one of the plastics chosen within the automotive industry because of its long term dimensional stability and toughness. It offers solutions for designers to help them create long lasting and very durable components. Another popular area for sheet Acetal is in moisture applications. This environment suits acetal well because the low moisture absorption results in components that won’t expand or change dimensions due to contact with water.