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Nylon Thermoplastic Machining

One of the more common thermoplastic materials, nylon is strong, stiff, and very lightweight, with outstanding bearing and wear properties. As such, it is often used as a material replacement for metals such as bronze, brass, and steel, as well as wood, rubber, and other plastics. Nylon plastics are relatively easy to work with, and Upland Fab has decades of experience working with these materials. We can deliver the complex, high precision nylon parts and components you need.

 

Benefits of Using Nylon Plastics

 

In addition to the above-mentioned properties, nylon plastics also exhibit good resistance chemicals, alkalis, dilute acids, and oxidizing agents, good wear resistance, a high modulus of elasticity, and high resistance to impact, abrasion, and vibration. Nylon thermoplastic parts offer significant noise reduction over metal parts, and induce less wear on mating parts.

 

Nylon plastics are available in a broad range of grades and formulations, each of which exhibits unique characteristics that may be better suited to your specific application. Contact us to discuss your material requirements.

 

Precision-Machined Nylon Thermoplastic Parts

 

Upland Fab utilizes multi-axis machining to produce high precision nylon thermoplastic parts. Our state-of-the-art CNC machining technology enables us to manufacture your parts with minimal handling and fixturing requirements. In most instances, even the most intricate parts can be completed in a single operation, for significantly reduced turnaround times.

 

Our DPD/MBD processes (Digital Product Definition/Model-Based Definition) allow us to work directly from your digital CAD models. By working straight from your design files, we can eliminate machining errors and improve the accuracy and precision of the resulting parts. Ultimately, this gives you better quality parts at lower prices.

 

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When you work with Upland Fab, you’ll have a single point of contact throughout your entire project. We know that timely communication is critical, and we’ll provide consistent, reliable updates to keep you informed on the progress of your project. We give you all the information you need, and the peace of mind you want.

 

Contact Us to Discover the Upland Edge

 

Upland Fab delivers top quality nylon thermoplastic parts and components. Request a quote to get started, or contact us for more information.

 

Properties of Nylon Thermoplastic

ASTM or UL test Property Nylon 6
MC907,901
Unfilled
Nyloil
Oil-Filled
Nylatron
GSM

Moly-Filled
Nylatron
GSM Blue

Moly & Oil
Nylatron
NSM

Solid-Lube
  PHYSICAL          
D792 Density (lb/in³)
(g/cm³)
0.042
1.15
0.042
1.16
0.042
1.16
0.042
1.15
0.042
1.15
D570 Water Absorption, 24 hrs (%)
Saturation (%)
0.3
7.0
0.5
2.5
0.3
7.0
0.22
-
0.25
7.0
  MECHANICAL          
D638 Tensile Strength (psi) 12,000 10,000 10,500 10,000 11,000
D638 Tensile Modulus (psi) 400,000 425,000 400,000 500,000 410,000
D638 Tensile Elongation at Break (%) 20 50 30 35 20
D790 Flexural Strength (psi) 16,000 15,000 16,000 15,000 16,000
D790 Flexural Modulus (psi) 500,000 425,000 400,000 425,000 400,000
D695 Compressive Strength (psi) 15,000 13,000 14,000 13,000 14,000
D695 Compressive Modulus (psi) 400,000 325,000 400,000 425,000 400,000
D785 Hardness, Rockwell R R115 R110 R110 R117 R115
D256 IZOD Notched Impact (ft-lb/in) 0.4 1.6 0.5 0.9 0.5
  THERMAL          
D696 Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion
(x 10-5 in./in./°F)
3.5 3.5 3.5 5.9 5.0
D648 Heat Deflection Temp (°F / °C) at 264 psi 200 / 93 350 / 177 200 / 93 - 200 / 93
D3418 Melting Temperature (°F / °C) 420 / 215 450 / 232 420 / 215 420 / 215 420 / 215
- Max Operating Temp (°F / °C) 200 / 93 230 / 110 200 / 93 200 / 93 200 / 93
C177 Thermal Conductivity
(BTU-in/ft²-hr-°F)
(x 10-4 cal/cm-sec-°C)
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
UL94 Flammability Rating HB - HB - HB
  ELECTRICAL          
D149 Dielectric Strength (V/mil) short time, 1/8" thick 500 550 400 - 400
D150 Dielectric Constant at 60 Hz 3.7 3.7 3.7 - -
D150 Dissipation Factor at 60 Hz - - - - -
D257 Volume Resistivity (ohm-cm) at 73°F, 50% RH > 1013 - > 1013 > 1013 > 1013

[Nylon material chart]

 

Contact Upland Fab to Learn More About Nylon Plastic Machining

 

We have been providing top-flight plastics and composite machining in Southern California since 1970. Contact Upland Fab to learn more, or request a quote to get started on your project.

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