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National Safety Month: Increasing Safety with Cast Nylon

June is national safety month, making it the perfect time to discuss all the safety qualities and characteristics of cast nylon performance plastics. Increasing safety by minimizing part failure Cast nylon plastic has excellent abrasion and wear resistance, so they don’t wear down as quickly as traditional metal parts. This means the chance of premature…
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Proud of our Skilled Trades Workers

Besides being Star Wars Day, tomorrow (May 4) is also National Skilled Trades Day. At Nylatech, our manufacturing team comprises highly skilled workers operating our machinery, planning projects, following strict safety procedures, and maintaining our equipment. These essential team members us safe and get your materials to you on time. We also proudly support skilled…
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Why Cast Nylon is Best for Agriculture

Cast Nylon parts make a cost-effective and resistant alternative to traditional metal parts used in Agricultural equipment. Here are a few reasons why cast nylon is best for applications in this industry: Resistance Agricultural equipment goes through significant stress that can wear parts down much faster with consistent use. Cast nylon parts have exceptional wear…
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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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Why use Cast Nylon and performance plastics in food processing applications

Food processing facilities churn out thousands of units every day. It can’t afford to stop production for lengthy repairs or because a small part of machinery breaks or fails. That’s why the food processing industry can benefit from using more cast nylon and performance plastics. But, not just any performance plastic will do. In most…
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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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Solving mining problems with cast nylon

Not all jobs are done in the comfort and safety of a cubical or the “corner office.” Some jobs, like mining, require many boots on the ground, and if operations are not done safely, it can lead to dangerous or fatal consequences. Mining equipment accidents are one of the biggest dangers. Mining equipment is often…
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The Ultimate Performance Plastic: Nylatech Nythane

It’s the cast nylon plastic we often recommend for the most demanding industrial applications. Nylatech Nythane grades are a chemically formulated co-polymer that offers engineering material with the high tensile and compressive strength of cast nylon. It also provides excellent wear and abrasion resistance, often a non-negotiable requirement in demanding industrial applications. This ultimate performance…
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Cast Nylon Dictionary

Throughout our website, and when working with our team, we use a variety of plastics terminology. Here is a brief dictionary of common terms used when describing cast nylon plastics: Thermoplastic: This is a material that softens when it’s heated and forms a solid when cooled. The key characteristic of thermoplastic is that this heating…
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