Fathom can meet the requirements of your polyoxymethylene injection molding project, delivering high-quality parts that meet your deadline. Whether your POM injection molding project is time-sensitive, requires high precision, is short project run related, or highly complex, Fathom can deliver. Injection molding is just one of many manufacturing technologies offered by Fathom. Get started today.
Polyoxymethylene (POM) is a popular material for injection molding. Sometimes known as acetal, polyacetal, polyoxymethylene glycol, polymeylene glycol, or polyformaldehyde, POM liquifies at its melting point and is low friction material. POM is ideal for applications that require strength, durability and hardness.
Polyoxymethylene (POM) has many ideal properties. POM has good wear, chemical, and heat resistance. Additionally, it is favored for its rigidity and durability are needed. It has excellent dimensional stability and is resistant to water absorption and chemical compounds. Applications of POM include zippers, pulleys, medical equipment, gears, sliding mechanisms, etc.
When designing for an injection molding project utilizing POM, several important factors must be considered. In its homopolymer form, POM has excellent hardness and tensile strength. In its copolymer form, POM has desirable thermal stability and chemical resistance. In its solid state, POM is non-toxic and can be used for food equipment and applications. Polyoxymethylene has a melting point of 356 to 446 degrees Fahrenheit and a mold temperature of 122 to 221 degrees Fahrenheit. POM’s tensile strength is ~9000 psi, hardness level is R80, and flexural modulus is ~265000 psi.
Once a part has been injection molded, it is moved to finishing. The finishing stage can change a part’s appearance or add physical properties. Here are some of the finishing processes offered by Fathom.
|SURFACE FINISH||GUIDE||TYPICAL APPLICATIONS|
|Standard No Machine Mark||Tool Marks Removed||Low Cosmetic|
|SPI-C1||600 Stone||Low Polish Parts|
|SPI-B1||600 Grit Paper||Medium Polish Parts|
|SPI-A2||Grade #6 Diamond||High Polish Parts|
|SPI-A1||Grade #3||Lens or Mirror|
|IM-1 Light Bead Blast||Need 1 Degree Draft Angle|
|IM-2 Medium Bead Blast||Need 1.5 Degree Draft Angle|
|IM-3 Heavy Bead Blast||Need 3 Degree Draft Angle|
Work with Fathom for injection molding services or for hybridized services that leverage 3D printing of all kinds. Does your complex project require injection molding? Fathom can deliver. In a recent case study, Fathom delivered over 20,000 parts in 27 days, using 55+ tools, including multiple injection molding services:
A customer came to Fathom with a complex project that spanned the technologies and processes of rapid production—and needed it done fast. Fathom delivered.
55+ Tools to Injection
Mold 15,000 Parts
First Article in 2 Weeks
3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing—PolyJet, SLS, MJF.
DFM Analysis + CAD Mods.
CNC Machining. Laser Cutting.
Stamping. Die Cutting. Post-Opp Drilling.
24-hour Turnaround Urethane Casting.
Injection + Compression Molding.
Model Finishing. Insert Assembly.
Advanced Project Management.
A: Yes, Fathom offers injection molding services.
A: Injection molding is a manufacturing process commonly used for plastic parts. During injection molding, molten plastic is injected into a two-part mold using high pressure. Once the part has cooled inside the mold, it is ejected. The part may or may not require a secondary finish.
A: Fathom’s certifications include ISO 9001:2015, ISO 9001:2015 Design, and ISO 13485:2016. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.
A: Yes, Fathom is ITAR certified. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.
A: Yes, Fathom is AS9100:2016. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.
A: Yes, Fathom’s certifications include NIST 800-171. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.
A: Yes, POM can be injection molded.
A: POM is used for various applications, including medical parts and automotive components.
A: Acetal copolymer polyoxymethylene is used for applications that call for high performance, including parts for the automotive, aerospace, medical, and consumer electronics industries.
A: Yes, POM is flexible, durable, wear-resistant and heat resistant.
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