Re: Nylon Block? or UHMW ?
- I like the kitchen chopping board idea. Should be easy sourcing there, and that plastic seems like it would be perfectly sufficient. Think it's LDPE or something?
Delrin has many names, sometimes Polypenco, and is machined into bagpipe parts.
--- In Airchairgroup@yahoogroups.com, "Richard Harris" <gentharris@...> wrote:
> Hi all, UHMW is my absolute least favorite plastic to machine
> very stringy chips and next to impossible to hold a critical size
> with. The ONLY thing I would use it for is cable guides as it is
> very slick and has great abrasion resistance.
> An excellent plastic that's easy to machine and has amazing strength
> is Delrin or Acetal, same thing, also available from McMasters.
> --- In Airchairgroup@yahoogroups.com, Scott Perkins <2scott@> wrote:
> > I dont know the difference between all the synthetic plastics
> > but I hear the Ultra High Molecular Weight stuff is good for
> > some things. Maybe someone knows which plastics are best for
> > what uses ?
> > Low price source for UHMW rod.
> > http://www.ultrapoly.com
> > I've also heard that the plastic chopping boards for use in
> > the kitchen is a special plastic that works well for guides
> > and bushings etc.
> > Scott
> > rexnstudio@ wrote:
> > >
> > > I have found it on eBay. Check McMaster-Carr or other machinists supply.-Rex
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: jamesofalltrades2 <jamesofalltrades2@>
> > > Sent: Mon, Jun 29, 2009 9:30 pm
> > >
> > > Do you know of a good place for nylon block? I've been looking
> > > around for something to make control cable guides out of.
> > >