Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!
  • Students Click Here

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Minimum wall thickness for machining a Delrin bushing?

Minimum wall thickness for machining a Delrin bushing?

Minimum wall thickness for machining a Delrin bushing?

I want to machine a Delrin bushing for a 0.44" diameter shaft. My current design has a hole of 0.45" diameter and a wall thickness of 1/8 inch. Can Delrin handle this machining? Thank you.

RE: Minimum wall thickness for machining a Delrin bushing?

Yes. Use super sharp tools, and sharpen them or slow down if you smell vinegar.

Mike Halloran
Stratford, CT, USA

RE: Minimum wall thickness for machining a Delrin bushing?

Are you gripping the OD and boring the Ø.45 as a through hole?
If so, I'd expect the bushing bore will be 3 or 4 lobed when it is removed from he chuck.
A collet would be better.

I'd start with a longer piece of solid stock, bore the ID ( blind hole) and turn the OD, then "part" the finished bushing off the stock.

RE: Minimum wall thickness for machining a Delrin bushing?

You need to determine the operating PV to see if Delrin (POM-H) can handle this application. Then you need to determine total running clearance. See link below for design guide. Since your bushing is small I’d step up to a better material like Techtron HPV. Won’t be much more $$ and will last much longer and easier to machine thin sections.


Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials

RE: Minimum wall thickness for machining a Delrin bushing?

Why not pre-bore the bushing with plenty of wall thickness. Then, press it into its housing and do the final boring, with the material under compression and well supported.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login


White Paper - Strategies to Secure Connected Cars with Firewalls
White-hat hackers have demonstrated gaining remote access to dashboard functions and transmissions of connected vehicles. That makes a firewall a vital component of a multilayered approach to vehicle security as well as overall vehicle safety and reliability. Learn strategies to secure with firewalls. Download Now
White Paper - Model Based Engineering for Wire Harness Manufacturing
As complexity rises, current harness manufacturing methods are struggling to keep pace due to manual data exchanges and the inability to capture tribal knowledge. A model-based wire harness manufacturing engineering flow automates data exchange and captures tribal knowledge through design rules to help harness manufacturers improve harness quality and boost efficiency. Download Now
White Paper - What is Generative Design and Why Do You Need It?
Engineers are being asked to produce more sophisticated designs under a perfect storm of complexity, cost, and change management pressures. Generative design empowers automotive design teams to navigate this storm by employing automation, data re-use and synchronization, and framing design in the context of a full vehicle platform. Download Now
eBook - Simulation-Driven Design with SOLIDWORKS
Simulation-driven design can reduce the time and cost of product development. In this engineering.com eBook, we’ll explore how SOLIDWORKS users can access simulation-driven design through the SOLIDWORKS Simulation suite of analysis tools. Download Now

Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close