Source for Delrin?


#1

The wifey is wanting some leather “stamped”

suggestions?


#2

https://www.inventables.com/categories/materials/plastic/delrin


#3

https://www.professionalplastics.com/DELRINSHEET-ROD

In terms of price: oddly, inventables wins on black, but professional wins on white.

If you know you want a lot and have a bandsaw… you can get full sheets from professional plastics and it gets really cheap per square foot…

I also happen to have a location of professional plastics less than a mile from my house, so shipping isn’t an issue, I’d just pick it up there. YMMV.


#4

I use McMasterCarr

About the same price as inventables, They ship really fast


#5

https://www.onlinemetals.com/merchant.cfm?id=206&step=2&top_cat=181


#6

If you’re in CA, OR, or WA you may be near a https://www.tapplastics.com/


#7

There are lots of people selling it on eBay too.


#8

Best I could find was http://www.eplastics.com/Acetal_Delrin_Sheet.

$13.60 for 12"x 12"x 0.25"

$49.95 for 12"x 12"x 1"

I have a hobby leatherworking businses and look forward to using my laser to build durable stamps for my press.


#9

I agree that ePlastics seems best even after the shipping costs.


#10

That slick feeling characteristic of Delrin, makes me wonder if the standard 5 gallon buckets are made of it?Edit- I guess it’s HDPE.


#11

I think the cost would prohibit that. There are a few materials that “feel” very similar. I use UHMW for some things, and it feels very similar, though I haven’t looked to see if I can laser it yet (so I haven’t)

I believe a lot of buckets are made of HDPE

**EDIT
you edited while I was typing. lol


#12

Hey man, now that you have had it a while, how does your pro fill your expectations?


#13

I love it. Very few issues, and of those, most have been a problem between my chair and keyboard.
Now that we are getting hot here, I get orange buttons in the afternoon, but I know that and plan accordingly to make the most of it. I run it 6-8 hrs a day, 5 days a week, so it’s getting a work out.
I use the passthrough almost daily, so I am glad I got the pro. Based on posts here, my alignment might be one of the best around.

You still need to come down. :smiley:


#14

Yes, I do! There seems to be a never ending cascade of things I need to do -now.
Wedding coming up, shower/party in a week I have been repairing and painting most of the interior walls, and now need to focus on cleaning…
Next comes a gauntlet of laser work for various wedding themed things.
Glad to hear your glowforge is a good fit. From what we did together with the PRU, I thought it would be.
Someday Curt, I want to see your business, and meet your dogs!