Natural Nylon 6 Sheets - Cast

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Natural Nylon 6 Sheets - Cast


Cast Nylon 6 has improved characteristics over the extruded alternative.

Cast Nylon 6 is made by pouring the polymer into a sheet mould.  This makes Cast Nylon 6 a more stable and easier to machine than Extruded Nylon 6. The downside is the thickness tolerance is greater.

Cast nylon 6 offers a  higher strength, stiffness, hardness and an improved operating temperature of 0°C to +90°C. Cast Nylon 6 is food compliant.


Key Characteristics

Not as stressed as extruded nylon
Better than extruded nylons when machining
Similar characteristics to extruded nylon 6.6
Good creep and wear resistance
High strength
Available in larger sizes
 

Applications

Large gears
Bearings
Bushes
Gear racks
Crane sheaves
Boom pads

 

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Our Most Frequently Asked Questions

Does nylon have good wear resistance?
Nylon 6 and 66 are classed as high wear resistant plastics, as are:
•    Acetal
•    Delrin
•    Oilon
•    HDPE
•    Polypropylene
•    Polyurethane
•    PEEK
•    RG1000
•    Whale Tufnol
•    UHMWPE
•    PET
 
Does nylon offer high chemical resistance?
Nylon is not considered good for chemical resistance.  The following plastics are:
•    Acetal
•    HDPE
•    Polypropylene
•    PTFE
•    PEEK
•    PVC
•    RG1000
•    UHMWPE
 
Is nylon considered easy to machine?
Nylon is generally considered as easy to machine  as are:
•    Acetal
•    Delrin
•    Oilon
•    HDPE
•    PEEK
•    PVC
•    RG1000
•    Tufnol
•    UHMWPE
 
Is nylon easy or difficult to bond?
Nylon is considered easy bond. The following plastics are also considered easy to bond: 
•    Nylon 6
•    Nylon 6.6
•    PEEK
•    PVC
•    Polyurethane
•    Tufnol
•    Acrylic
•    Polycarbonate
•    ABS  

These plastics are considered difficult to bond:  
•    Acetal
•    Delrin
•    Oilon
•    HDPE
•    Polypropylene
•    PTFE
•    RG1000
•    UHMWPE
•    PVDF
 
What are the differences between Nylon 6 and Nylon 6.6?
Nylon 6.6 has a 6% higher operating temperature, is 13% harder, 10% more rigid and has a tensile strength that is 8% greater. Nylon 6 on the other hand has a greater size range but the main difference is it can be around 30% cheaper
 
What is the operating temperatures of nylon 6?
100 degrees centigrade long term; 160 degrees centigrade short term. Long term typically means between 5,000 and 20,000 hours operating at this temperature without losing more than 50% of its performance. Short term typically means upto 2 hours at any one time.
 
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