Aug 3, 2009

Some Facts About Delrin As Bearing Material

Delrin Bearing

Delrin or Polyoxymethylene (POM) was first synthesized by DuPont's research chemists around 1952. Delrin is a lightweight, low-friction, and wear-resistant thermoplastic which makes it a good bearing material. It can also handle moderate high temperatures up to 90°C which makes Delrin ideal for medium speed-light load bearing applications.  The coefficient of friction of Delrin is equal, or less, than its coefficient of dynamic friction, thereby ensuring zero stick-slip.Delrin is also can be used in bearing for food processing machineries as FDA approved it for food and dairy applications.

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