Acetal is a versatile low-cost plastic, ideal for parts that require high mechanical strength and rigidity, while machining to very tight tolerances. It has good dimensional stability and chemical resistance, making it long-wearing. Unlike nylon, it has a very low moisture absorption rate, making it suitable for use in wet environments.
Acetal has a machining cost factor of 0.7 when compared to steel 12L14.
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Similar to nylon, better machinability
Insulators, bearings, gears, bushings
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Designed for excellent machinability. Case hard only
Endless commercial products; probably more pounds used in turned products than any other material
Designed for machining, non-magnetic
Electronic hardware, automotive, aerospace, medical instruments, and many applications requiring corrosion resistance
Strength, corrosion and wear resistance, and excellent machinability
Well suited for parts with knurling or threading
Designed for machining
Electronic hardware, endless commercial products
High strength, light weight, good bio-compatibility
|Ground & polished
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