Machined Parts for High Performance
Because corrosion can lead to structural failure, manufacturers must prevent it at all costs. Food manufacturers need parts that are easy to clean and non-contaminating. Packaging manufacturers require long lasting parts that hold up in high speed manufacturing environments.
There’s a simple solution to these – and many other – problems: Nylon. Bearings, gears and wear pads made from Nylon are high-performing alternative to metal parts and assemblies. When you switch to Nylon, you’ll not only notice that the transition is seamless, but that Nylon parts offer numerous benefits as well.
Reasons to Switch to Nylon
- Lightweight (just 1/7 the weight of bronze)
- Less need for lubrication
- Noise dampening
- Improved wear resistance
- Corrosion resistant
Extruded Nylon 6/6
Extruded Nylon 6/6 rod can be an ideal replacement for metal gears, bearing and wear parts in dry environments. Nylon 6/6 is one of the most popular machinable plastic materials due to its advantageous mechanical characteristics and low cost. At OnlinePlastics, we maintain an inventory of Nylon from top manufacturers such as Cast Nylon, Ensinger, Rochling, and Quadrant. Common brand names for nylon include:
Extruded Nylon 6/6 Sheet
Extruded Nylon sheets aren’t that different from blank canvases; they can both become anything you want. Nylon parts offer several distinct advantages, and in many cases are a viable alternative to metal. Nylon is one of the most popular machinable plastics due to its unique combination of properties and performance.
Swap Metal Parts for Nylon Plastic
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Extruded Nylon 6/6 Tube
Extruded 6/6 Nylon tube is available through tkEP in a variety of shapes and sizes. These tubes are unfilled.
Nylon 6/12 Rod
Nylon 6/12 is a good choice for applications where the nylon parts may be exposed to higher temperatures and wet conditions. Although nylon 6/12 has properties that are similar to Nylon 6/6, it has a higher temperature rating and on average a lower water absorption rate than Nylon 6/6.
Nylon 6/12 Tube
Nylon 6/12 is a good choice for applications where the nylon parts may be exposed to higher temperatures and wet conditions. Although nylon 6/12 has properties that are similar to Nylon 6/6, it has a higher temperature rating and on average a lower water absorption rate than Nylon 6/6. Nylon tube is available in many dinensions and can be a great choice for gears and bearings.
Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) Rod
PEEK (Polyetheretherketone) is widesly known as one of the toughest, highest performing engineering plastic materials on the market today. Standard Virgin Grade PEEK is FDA compliant making it appropriate for use in laboratory and medical environments.
General Material Features of PEEK Rod Include:Excellent high temperature resistance
- Good chemical resistance
- FDA compliant
- Withstands autoclave and hot steam
- General applications for PEEK shapesPEEK can be used as a replacement for metal parts in high temperature applications
- Downhole application in oil and gas
- Piston parts
- Pump parts
- Compressor plate valves
- Cable insulation in harsh or underground environments
- HPLC columns
- Vaccum applications
- Parts in the energy sector including wind turbines, geothermal, hydropower and nuclear
Cast Nylon 6
Cast Nylon 6 Rod
Noted as one of the original Engineered Plastics, Cast nylon is a standard for numerous industrial applications. Cast nylon is commonly used to make bearings, bushings, washers, seals, gears, guides, rollers, wear plates, fasteners, insulators, forming dies, sleeves, liners, cooling fans and many other parts. Properties of cast nylon 6 include high wear and abrasion resistance, a low coefficient of friction and a high strength to weight ratio.
In addition nylon is corrosion resistant to alkalis and organic chemicals. Cast nylon is typically used in dry environments as it does have some ability to absorb moisture. However, nylon 6/12 is an alternative for wet environments. Overall nylon is non-abrasive, and it is often chosen to replace metal parts because of its noise dampening characteristics. Cast nylon is also a good electrical insulator. Cast nylon is available in sheet, rod, and tube and USDA and FDA compliant grades are available along with filled versions to enhance specific properties.
Cast 6 Nylon Tube
Cast 6 nylon tubes are available in a wide range of sizes and shapes. These cast nylon tubes come unfilled, oil filled, or MDS filled.
Cast nylon 6 is one of the oldest and most widely used thermoset engineering plastics. Cast nylon 6 is similar to it’s extruded 6/6 counterpart but it does have some difference. Cast nylon 6 is typically less costly to produce. Because of the casting process nylon 6 can also be made into large geometry shapes such as tubes.
The casting process causes less stress than the extruding process which means nylon 6 has better dimensional stability. Cast 6 nylon is often used to make near net shapes. If you are looking for near net shapes or large geometry cast nylon, thyssenkrupp Engineered Plastics is a supplier of CastNylon and Quadrant.
These cast nylon products are special order and minimum quantities may need to be met so call us today with your specifications and we will help you to get the best possible pricing. 866-837-0679.
Nylon Nycast by Cast Nylons Limited
Nycast® Rod by Cast Nylons Limited is a Cast Nylon 6 material that comes in a number of grades and a wide variety of colors. Nycast® comes in rods, sheets, and tubes and is available with a variety of solid lubricants or fillers that enhance the features of machinable nylon.
Nycast® rod is available in over 15 colors and custom colors can also be made!
We list a number of Nycast® rods on our site, however we work with the manufacturer of Nycast® (Cast Nylon) to fulfill custom sizes and colors for orders as well. Please note custom orders are subject to meeting minimum quantities.
See below for a list of Nycast® Grades and please be sure to call us to discuss your custom orders at 866.837.0679 or complete an online RFQ and attach any requirements or drawings.
Nycast® Sheet by Cast Nylons Limited is a Cast Nylon 6 material that comes in a number of grades and shapes, including sheet, rod and tube. It comes in standard sizes but NYCAST® can also be customized to fit your particular needs in size and color. Nycast® has standard grades and it is also available with a variety of solid lubricants and fillers to enhance the features of machinable nylon.
Nycast® sheet is available in over 15 colors and custom colors can also be made!
We list a number of Nycast® sheet grades and sizes on our site, however we work with the manufacturer of Nycast® (Cast Nylon Limited) to fulfill custom sizes and colors for orders as well. Please note custom orders are subject to meeting minimum quantities.
Nycast® Tubes by Cast Nylons Limited are made from Cast Nylon 6 material. NYCAST® Tubes come in a number of grades and sizes and are available in standard sizes. However, NYCAST® tube can also be custom ordered to fit your particular size and color. Nycast® comes in standard grades and in a variety of solid lubricants and fillers to enhance the features of machinable nylon.
Nycast® Tube is available in over 15 colors and custom colors can also be made!
We list a number of Nycast® Tube grades and sizes on our site, however we work with the manufacturer of Nycast® (Cast Nylon Limited) to fulfill custom sizes and colors for orders as well. Please note custom orders are subject to meeting minimum quantities.
Hydlar® Z Sheet - a Kevlar® fiber reinforced Nylon 6/6
Hydlar® Z is a Kevlar® fiber reinforced Nylon 6/6. The addition of Kevlar® to the nylon 6/6 makes for a unique, super tough set of properties. Hydlar Z® possesses a combination of physical properties that is not found in any other commercially available engineered plastic. Hydlar Z® is manufactured exclusively by Ensinger.Hydlar® Z's Properties
- Extremely wear resistant
- Increased surface temperature capability
- High abrasion resistance
- Will not gall mating and wear surfaces
- Good dimensional stability
- Excellent machinability
Contact Online Plastics for more information on Hydlar® Z sheet or request a quote today.Hydlar® Z's Applications Hydlar® is an excellent choice for a wide range of industrial applications where high strength, extreme wear resistance and low abrasiveness are required. Some of the most typical applications include:
- Wear strips
HYDLAR® is a registered trade name of Ensinger Inc.; Photo courtesy of Ensinger Inc.