Sunday, August 2, 2015
Machining Acetal vs. Aluminum
I mentioned a few days ago problems squaring an acetal rod. Thanks for the suggestions. The core problem is that acetal is very slippery, and a piece that is long and thin slips out of the chuck with little encouragement. I have previously turned 2" and larger diameter acetal without difficulty, because there is more area to grab the acetal with in the jaws. I am able to square and turn aluminum much more easily, because it is not so slippery. Still, I find myself thinking a chuck with longer or larger area jaws would work better.