POM (polyoxymethylene also known as polyacetal) is one of the most commonly used partially crystalline polymers. The material boasts above-average strength as well as outstanding dimensional stability. Due to the very high level of crystallinity, POM has the lowest level of wear of all thermoplasts. On one hand, this makes the material a suitable candidate for wheel and gear-related applications and for all applications requiring sliding friction properties without special additives. Applications in the plug and switch sector as well as in the machine-building industry complete the range of applications of POM.