What the difference between Dupont Delrin and Acetal Copolymer in Sheet and Rods

Dupont Delrin is a great plastic for turning on a lathe lathe. It is simple to turn, however it requires reduced speeds. I use this stuff to make Scottish small pipes chanters. I have purchased many items from Industrial Plastic. Smaller parts usually ship quickly and everything has been well packed. I’ve never had an issue with an order.
Between the Delrin and Acetal rods, both materials are exceptionally tough and easily machinable, as they have very similar physical properties. They appear the same, but for practical use there are some differences that may make one better than the other. It also depends heavily on your application. As with any plastic materials, make sure to check the typical properties data sheet for the applicable properties you may need for your application.
Our Acetal Sheet is probably our best material for machining,as it gives an nice 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 critical. 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 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 and its excellent sliding abilities which aid with very low friction and hard wearing food safe components.
Acetal Sheet stock, perhaps the best of the engineering plastics chosen within the auto industry because of its long term dimensional stability and durability. It delivers solutions for designers to help them create long lasting and very durable components. Another popular area for Acetal Sheet is in marine applications. This environment suits acetal quite because its low moisture absorption will result in components that won’t expand or alter dimensions due to contact with water.

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