Nylon is the most popular engineering plastic Timco fabricates for our customers. Timco supplies parts fabricated from extruded nylon 6/6, cast nylon 6 and cast nylon 6/12. Broad size range combined with excellent mechanical properties make nylon a widely used replacement material for bronze, cast iron and aluminum. Using nylon fabricated components may reduce lubrication requirements, eliminate galling, corrosion and pilferage problems. Nylon is an ideal material for machined parts used in a dry environment that require wear, impact or abrasion resistance. It is a very tough and resilient material. Even under excessive loads, it will bend before it breaks.
Key properties of all nylon grades:
- High abrasion and wear resistance
- Excellent hardness, rigidity and toughness
- Vibration dampening capability
- Good sliding and emergency running properties
There are a variety of general purpose and specialty grades nylon. Some nylons perform better in high impact applications, some are self-lubricated and others are FDA compliant. Timco offers many types of nylons so our customers, together with the help of our sales engineers, can choose the best option based on application conditions.