Polyoxymethylene (POM) in black.
Technical description: Polyoxymethylene
Weight: 1.42 g/cm3
Tolerance: approx. +/- 0,2mm
Useful to know
POM is a hard plastic with a smooth, glossy surface on both the front and back sides. The material is often used for technical purposes in mechanical engineering such as gears, precision mechanics etc. as the material wears extremely well, is robust and slides easily.
POM scratches easily and is therefore not recommended for projects where the material has to appear presentable.
Please be aware that POM is not suitable for gluing.
Vector and raster engraving
POM can be both vector and raster engraved. The material does not become discoloured by the etching. There will be a whitish deposit from the laser around the etched area. This can easily be wiped off with a cloth.
Top – There will be soot deposits along the score line. However, these can easily be wiped away. Please be aware that POM is laser cut without any protective film, which means that the material is easily scratched.
Edges – the edges have a sharp appearance and are in the same colour as the rest of the material.
Bottom – Along the score line, there will be soot deposits from the laser cutting in a honeycomb pattern from the grid it is cut on. However, most of this can easily be wiped away. Please be aware that POM is laser cut without any protective film.
POM can be finished and processed to give it a nice surface. However, POM should not be painted or glued.