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Cast Nylon vs Metal: Which is better?

Cast nylon and performance plastics are commonly the material of choice to replace traditionally metal parts in machinery and equipment. They have significant advantages over metal, which we’ll highlight for you in this article. Weight: In many applications, the weight of your finished equipment or design is critical to its performance. Cast nylon plastics are…
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What are Cast Nylon stock shapes?

Cast Nylon is about one-seventh the weight of traditional materials (like metal), making it an attractive plastic material for parts manufacturing. It’s also more cost-effective when you can use cast nylon stock shapes rather than extruded nylon. Here are some common cast nylon shapes you may encounter: Cast Nylon Sheets Some projects are best manufactured…
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Machining Guidelines for Cast Nylon

There are many ways to form and process cast nylon plastic into the perfect shape for your component or project. Here are standard machining methods and guidelines for Cast Nylon plastic. Turning Turning tools for cast nylon plastics are made from high-speed tool steel. The sharpness of the tools is critical for clean cuts. We…
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Why cast nylon is perfect for valves and seals

The material you use for your parts and components will affect its longevity, cost, and maintenance. When you need valves and seals for your next project, cast nylon plastic has many benefits over other traditional materials like metal. Here are four features and characteristics that make cast nylon plastic a good material choice for valves…
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Cast Nylon Profiles: Nylatech Oil Grades

Nylatech oil grades are a perfect choice for applications where maintenance lubrication is difficult or impossible. The oil grades of cast nylon are specially formulated to limit moisture absorption so they can be used in moist or water-submerged environments. Here are 2 varieties of oil-grade Nylatech cast nylon plastics: Nylatech Oil In Nylatech-Oil, the lubrication…
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Happy National Agricultural Day (March 23)

It’s #NationalAgriculturalDay and Nylatech is proud to work with many Agricultural equipment producers around the country.  Since the pandemic started last year, people have been buying more fruits and vegetables to cook more meals at home. The #BuyLocal trend is also sweeping the nation as Americans want to support their neighbours and local produce producers.…
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Happy Valentines Day: What we LOVE about Cast Nylon

Unlike your Ex, cast nylon is made to last and is here to stay! Today we thought we’d share the top 5 things we love (and we know you love) about Cast Nylon plastic. Strength: Cast Nylon is a strong thermoplastic and is great for everything from consumer goods, to professional-grade equipment and machinery. It’s…
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Why use Cast Nylon for Bearings and Rollers

Are you still using metal bearings and rollers in your facility or in your equipment? 2021 may be the time to switch to non-metallic bearings (made from cast nylon #thermoplastic), even in the most arduous conditions.  Nylatech Cast Nylon is optimal for bearings because it provides longer wear life with little or no lubrication required…
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Happy Holidays to All Our Friends!

Whether you’re breathing a sigh of relief that the craziness of 2020 is almost over or you’ve already put it behind you and are gearing up for a terrific 2021, the holidays are a time for celebration! How will you celebrate? This time of year we always love to take a moment to reflect on…
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Why should you care about Near Net Shape (NNS)

As much as we at Nylatech love using our CNC machines for creating high-precision cuts, it’s a slow process because it’s so detailed. While CNC machining is still a great process that we recommend often for some projects, we also often suggest a new manufacturing process called Near Net Shape (NNS) manufacturing.  In this process,…
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