Nylon CNC Machining

Machined nylon parts have well-rounded mechanical properties and good wear resistance

Product Description

Nylon is a versatile and widely used material in CNC machining due to its exceptional properties. Its high tensile strength, low coefficient of friction, and resistance to wear and abrasion make it an excellent choice for applications requiring durability and reliability, such as gears, bushings, and bearings. Additionally, nylon's low moisture absorption and good dimensional stability ensure consistent performance even in humid or varying temperature conditions.

Its ease of machining, coupled with its chemical resistance, also makes it suitable for applications in the automotive, aerospace, and medical industries. With its remarkable combination of properties, nylon stands out as a versatile and reliable material for a diverse range of CNC machining applications.

Key Benefits of Nylon

  • Good mechanical properties
  • Fatigue resistance
  • Noise damping
  • Bearing and wear resistance

Applications for Nylon

  • Gears and bearings
  • Sprockets
  • Sheaves

Machined Nylon Properties


  Tensile Strength at Yield Impact Strength Heat Deflection More Information
Nylon 6/6 10,000 psi 1.1 ft-lbs/in 194-455° F Data Sheet
Nylon 6 (Black or Light Blue) 10,000 psi 0.6 ft-lbs/in 200-370° F Data Sheet
Nylon 6/6 30% Glass Filled Natural 12,000 psi 1.0 ft-lbs/in 482-490° F Data Sheet


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