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How To Measure and Cut-To-Size Policy [X]
Cut-To-Size Items are Non-Returnable!
As per our Shipping and Returns Policy, custom cuts and fabricated parts are non-returnable. If you need an over- or undersized item, note it under "Comments" during Checkout. Cut-to-size orders have an acceptable cut tolerance of 1/8" (0.125"), so clarify if the adjustment is to be made on the (+) or (-) side of the saw blade. Please review our full return and shipping policy here.
Measure Twice, Cut Once
Since custom cuts and fabricated parts are non-refundable, be very careful while measuring your dimensions. As each cut is nominal, even the slightest miscalculation could be costly.
How to Use a Measuring Tape
Extend your tape measure several inches to find the 1 and 2 inch markers. In between the inch markers you’ll find 16 equally spaced tick marks.
Measure by counting the increments beyond the nearest inch. As the increments decrease, so does the length of the mark. For example, 1/2" has a bigger mark than 1/4" which has a bigger mark than 1/8". The smallest mark follows at 1/16". Please be aware that some measuring tapes may have even smaller increments.
Features of a Measuring Tape: Sliding End Hook
The sliding end hook is designed for two different types of measurements. An outside measurement (where the hook of the tape hangs over an edge), requires the hook to slide out a bit to account for the thickness of the material. When making an inside measurement (where the hook will push up against a surface), the clip slides in, again, accounting for its thickness. The measuring tape self-adjusts to guarantee an accurate measurement (as far as the tape is concerned).
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Acetal rod (Polyoxymethylene or POM) provided by Interstate Plastics is a tough, machinable thermoplastic with a high modulus of elasticity, high strength, good rigidity, dimensional stability, and resistances to moisture, chemicals and solvents. It has desirable toughness properties, performing well at extreme temperatures and under fatigue endurance. A low coefficient of friction (COF) alongside excellent wear properties, especially in wet or moist environments, makes acetal rod one of the most widely used engineering thermoplastics on the market today.
Low Moisture Absorption
Acetal rod is ideal when working in wet environments as it absorbs minimal amounts of moisture, and with a high level of heat resistance, can be heated or cooled without affecting form or dimensionality. Acetal rod is used in hot water applications up to 140°F without any hydrolysis effect. Unlike other materials that may erode from acidic water, hard water does not harm acetal rod.
High Strength & Stiffness
Due to rigidity, resilience, toughness and strength, acetal rod does not become brittle even with long-term exposure to unfavorable conditions including extremely high temperatures.
Easy to Machine
Acetal plastic is available in extruded rod and sheets for machined parts. Interstate Plastics carries sheet grades of copolymer acetal that are readily machined with standard machining practices. Any machining tool that is capable of high speed without vibration can be used.
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- High strength and stiffness
- Resistances to hot water and high pH (basic) solutions
- Excellent dimensional stability
- Continuous use temperature at 180°F
- Consistent properties in wet or moist environments
- Very low moisture absorption
- Excellent electrical properties
- Easy to machine to close tolerances
- FDA and USDA compliant grades available
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WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Formaldehyde, CAS 50-00-0, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Hexachlorobenzene, CAS 118-74-1, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
Warning: This product may have sharp edges and points. Contact may result in injury. Handle with care.
Disclaimer: Interstate Plastics makes no representations about any of its products that are modified in any way after they leave its possession, nor do its representations apply when any of its products are improperly used or stored.
Each customer of Interstate Plastics bears full responsibility for making its own determination as to the suitability of each material, product, recommendation or advice provided by Interstate Plastics. Each customer of Interstate Plastics must identify and perform all tests and analyses necessary to assure that its finished parts incorporating materials from Interstate Plastics will be safe and suitable for use under end-use conditions.