Delrin - Black

0.032 inches 0.062 inches 0.091 inches 0.125 inches 0.193 inches

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What is it

Delrin is a lightweight, low-friction, and wear-resistant thermoplastic with good physical and processing properties and capable of operating in temperatures in excess of 90 degrees celsius (approximately 200 degrees fahrenheit).

Delrin can have a thickness tolerance (variation) of up to +/- 10%. We do our upmost to provide the median thickness here.

Orders using this material will ship as fast as same day. Find out more.


Design notes

Delrin is supplied to us without protective covering and is prone to scratching. This is more apparent on black. Acrylic is a good alternative if considering making an 'appearance' product.

Typical uses

Wheels, guitar picks, handles.

Adhesives, joints & fastenings

Delrin is very difficult to bond using solvents. It is possible to bond using a combination of surface treatments and expoxy or polyurethane adhesives. It is possible to bond by melting.

Tips from other designers

Josh says:

** A warning about the finish of the Derlin material:

Typically it is used for engineering type products such as washers and gaskets, and as such it often has a level of light surface scratching when it arrives from our supplier. These scratches resemble those you often see on the surface of well-used CDs.

This has not come across in the images because the lighting conditions didn’t allow them to stand out, but they are visible to the eye.

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Andrew says:

The thicknesses are currently wrong when viewed in metric. Until the conversion code is fixed, switch to imperial measurements to get the correct thickness to three (3) significant digits. For example: 1mm is 1/32", 2mm is 3/32".

I had originally fab'd a design in "2mm" with the intention of building a stack of three layers up to 6mm. My "Plan B", given the real thicknesses, is to stack seven "1mm" (actually 0.813mm) layers to get close to 6mm without overshooting my 6mm target. I'm framing with two layers of 3mm acrylic which IS proper metric thicknesses.

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Tim says:

I'm looking to make a small stamp for ceramics work, along the lines of the japanese "hanko" or "Gago in" seals. I understand this material could work well, but I'm wondering two things:

From the engraving photo, I can't tell if raster is the only one of the two that really works, or if the vector engraving is just that precise. Maybe a combination of vector outlines and raster insides?

Is there any data on the actual depth of engraving on this material?

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