Nylon is a versatile low-cost plastic, ideal for parts that require high compressive strength and friction resistance, while machining to very tight tolerances. It can be used in place of metal in some applications, allowing for longer-wearing parts that require lower maintenance than its metal counterpart. Nylon generally is stronger, withstands higher temperatures, and is more cost efficient than PTFE, PEEK, and UHMW.
Nylon has a machining cost factor of 0.8 when compared to steel 12L14.
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Good machining, high friction resistance
Insulator, bearing, short runs of products that will be converted to injection molding
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Designed for excellent machinability. Case hard only
Endless commercial products; probably more pounds used in turned products than any other material
Designed for machining, non-magnetic
Electronic hardware, automotive, aerospace, medical instruments, and many applications requiring corrosion resistance
Strength, corrosion and wear resistance, and excellent machinability
Well suited for parts with knurling or threading
Designed for machining
Electronic hardware, endless commercial products
High strength, light weight, good bio-compatibility
|Ground & polished
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