Nylon 6/6 (PA 6/6)
Nylon, a versatile material renowned for its exceptional toughness, low friction coefficient, and outstanding abrasion resistance, is a versatile substitute for a wide array of materials, ranging from metals to rubber. Remarkably lightweight at just 1/7th the weight of bronze, nylon offers numerous benefits, including reduced lubrication needs, the elimination of galling, corrosion, and pilferage concerns, and improved wear resistance, along with effective sound dampening properties. Its proven track record spans across diverse industries, including paper, textiles, electronics, construction, mining, metalworking, aircraft, food processing, and material handling.
One of nylon’s distinctive features is its ease of fabrication into precision parts using standard cnc equipment. A few examples of nylon parts include fasteners, gears, bearings, bushings, filaments, cable ties, housings, rollers, etc. Its favorable property profile and broad size range availability have kept it a popular choice since its introduction in 1946. Today, a wide range of extruded and cast nylon grades are accessible to meet specific application demands.
Nylon 6, a cast material, stands out for its superior low-temperature impact resistance and extended heat resistance compared to extruded Nylon 6/6. While Nylon 6 has a high absorption rate among all PA formulations, it is highly adaptable through the addition of specific additives, such as glass fiber and other compounds, to enhance its performance. This adaptability makes it suitable for a range of applications, including those requiring greater temperature and impact resistance.
Within the realm of Cast Type 6 nylon, there are various options tailored to specific requirements:
- Virgin: Unfilled and compliant with FDA, USDA, and 3-A Dairy standards.
- Heat Stabilized: Offers increased use temperature.
- Oil Filled: Enhances wear and bearing properties.
- MoS2 Filled: Improves load-carrying and impact properties.
- MoS2 & Oil Filled: Maintains strength while enhancing surface lubricity.
- Solid Lubricant Filled: Boasts the highest Limiting PV and the lowest wear rates.
Nylon 6’s remarkable versatility and adaptability make it a sought-after material for numerous applications, where its unique combination of properties can make a significant difference in performance and durability.
- Cam Followers
- Forming dies
- Slide Pads
- Thrust washers
- Valve Seats
- Wear plates
- 3-A Dairy Compliant Formulations
- Abrasion resistant
- FDA Compliant
- High Strength
- Outstanding Wear Resistance
- USDA Compliant