Delrin is a great plastic for turning on a lathe lathe. It is simple to turn, however it does require slow speeds. I have used this material to make Scottish small pipes chanters. I have bought numerous items from Industrial Plastic. The smaller pieces usually ship quickly and everything was well packed. I have never had a problem with an order.
Between the Delrin and POM-C rods, both materials are exceptionally tough and easily machinable, as they have comparable physical properties. They look the same, but in practical use there are some differences that may make one preferable 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 best material for machining,giving an excellent finish both on manual and CNC Machines. Its got 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 superb sliding properties, electrical insulation, and wear resistance.
Acetal Sheet has numerous 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 and its excellent sliding abilities which help 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 durability. It offers solutions for designers to help them create long lasting and very durable components. Another popular area for sheet Acetal is in boating applications. This environment suits acetal well because its low moisture absorption results in components that won’t expand or alter dimensions due to contact with water.