Zytel Nylon Thermoplastic Machining

Zytel, more commonly referred to as Nylon, is the trademark name for DuPonts product. One of the more common thermoplastic materials, Zytel is a stiff, very strong lightweight material, with outstanding bearing and wear properties. Zytel is used for a number of different high strength, abrasion, and impact resistant thermoplastic polyamide formulations. The high-performance polyamide resin helps resists aging in high-heat automotive engine parts or hand-held electronics. 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. Zytel 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 Zytel parts and components you need.

Benefits of Using Zytel Plastics

In addition to the above-mentioned properties, Zytel 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. Zytel thermoplastic parts offer significant noise reduction over metal parts, and induce less wear on mating parts.

Zytel 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 Zytel Thermoplastic Parts

Upland Fab utilizes multi-axis machining to produce high precision Zytel 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.

Other Materials We Work With

Are you looking for another material? We have the ability to machine many different materials take a look below at some of the other plastics we work with. 

  • ABS
  • Kydex®
  • PET
  • PSU
  • CPVC
  • LDPE
  • PVC
  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Nylatron®
  • Polystyrene (PS)
  • UHMW
  • HDPE
  • PPSU
  • Zytel®


Are you interested in taking a deeper look into which material you should be using? Contact us and we'll be happy to personally connect with you and discuss your application in more detail!

Precision Plastic and Composite CNC Machining

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