What the difference between Copolymer Acetal and Homopolymer Acetal in Sheet or Plate and Round Rod

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Dupont Delrin is the perfect plastic for turning on a CNC lathe lathe. It’s very easy to turn, however it requires reduced speeds. I use this plastic to make Scottish small pipes chanters. I have ordered numerous items from iPlastic. The small parts usually ship quickly and everything has been well packed. I have never had an issue with an order.
Between the Delrin and Acetal rods, both materials are very durable and easily machinable, and they have similar physical properties. They do appear similar, but for practical uses there are some differences that can make one better than the other. It also depends on your application. As with any 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 definitely our choice material for machining,as it gives an nice finish both on manual and CNC Machines. It has 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 strength, giving it superb sliding properties, electrical insulation, and wear resistance.
Acetal Sheet has numerous applications and is especially of value in the food preparation industry. Because of its low moisture absorption it gained Food & Drug Administration approval in addition to its excellent 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 lasting dimensional stability and toughness. It offers 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 quite because the low moisture absorption will result in components that won’t expand or change dimensions due to contact with water.

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