Dupont Delrin is the perfect plastic for turning on a lathe lathe. It is simple to turn, but it requires reduced speeds. I have used this stuff to make Scottish small pipes chanters. I have purchased numerous items from a plastic shop in Anaheim. The small parts 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 incredibly durable and easily machinable, as they have very comparable physical properties. They appear the same, but in practical uses there are a few differences that can 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 desired 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. It has a pretty low moisture absorption making it the preferred grade for food contact and where the dimensional stability is important. 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 uses and is particularly of value 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 Sheets are of the plastics chosen 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 Acetal is in marine applications. This environment suits acetal well because the low moisture absorption will result in components that won’t expand or alter dimensions due to contact with water.