Dupont Delrin is the perfect plastic for turning on a machine lathe. It’s easy to turn, but it does require reduced speeds. I use this material to make Scottish small pipes chanters. I have ordered numerous items from a plastic shop in Anaheim. The smaller pieces always ship promptly and everything has been well packed. I have never had an issue with an order.
Between the Delrin and POM-C rods, both materials are incredibly tough and easily machinable, as they have comparable physical properties. They do look similar, but in practical use there are some differences that may make one better 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 appropriate properties you may need for your application.
Our Acetal Sheet is probably our best material for machining,as it gives an great finish both on manual and CNC Machines. Its got a pretty low moisture absorption making it the ideal grade for food contact and where the dimensional stability is important. Acetal Sheet has the perfect combination of high mechanical strength, hardness and toughness, giving it outstanding sliding properties, electrical insulation, and wear resistance.
Acetal Sheet has many uses and is particularly of value in the food preparation industry. Because of its low moisture absorption it helped it to achieve Food & Drug Administration approval in addition to its superb sliding abilities which aid with very low friction and hard wearing food safe components.
Acetal Sheets are 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 Acetal Sheet is in moisture applications. This environment suits acetal quite because its low moisture absorption results in components that won’t expand or change dimensions due to contact with water.