Innovation has created many different types of plastics, each with its own unique set of properties and features. Cast Nylon, in particular, is one of the most widely used engineering thermoplastics in use today.
It can be overwhelming to choose the right one for your project, but to help you narrow down the options, here are the top three benefits of choosing cast nylon plastics for your project:
They’ve got strength
Plastics that are used in everything from consumer products to high-performing industrial machinery needs to be strong. Cast Nylon is definitely a strong plastic with a tensile strength of 11,500 psi and a compressive strength of 15,000 psi!
They’ve got resilience
Most plastics will warp and bend over time, however, cast nylon has incredible resistance to deformation because it can easily return to its original shape after being deformed. It does this almost 75% better than any other plastic material.
Friction causes part breakdown faster. For plastic parts in high friction environments, we recommend Cast Nylon due to its internal lubrication properties. Lubricants can be added to cast nylon and, because of the properties of cast nylon, they stay suspended within the plastic.
At Nylatech, we are a leading manufacturer of Type 6 and 6/12 Cast Nylon and truly believe it’s a good choice for cost-effective parts when compared to other conventional materials.
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