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Material

CNC Machined Nylon

Lead Time
5 - 22 Days
Cost

$

Tolerances
± 0.005 in

Description

Nylon is a versatile material commonly used in manufacturing due to its durability, strength, and lightweight properties. Nylon is a thermoplastic material easily machined to produce complex shapes and parts in various sizes and dimensions. CNC machining involves cutting, drilling, and milling nylon to produce high-quality finished products with tight tolerances and accurate specifications. CNC machines can produce nylon parts to exact specifications, making them ideal for applications where precision is crucial, such as in the aerospace and medical industries. Nylon parts are also commonly used in automotive, consumer electronics, and industrial applications due to their excellent resistance to impact, chemicals, and wear, making them an ideal choice for demanding environments.

Why should you choose machined nylon for your project?

Nylon is a versatile thermoplastic material that is easy to machine into complex shapes, resistant to wear and tear, and ideal for outdoor and industrial applications. It has excellent mechanical properties such as high tensile strength, low friction coefficient, low coefficient thermal expansion, and resistance to impact and chemicals. In addition, it’s easy to maintain, clean, and lightweight. Nylon is commonly used in automotive parts, hydraulic components, and gears, and its cost-effectiveness makes it ideal for mass-produced parts.

Finishes for machined Nylon

There are several options for finishes for Nylon, depending on the desired result and application. One option is to leave the Nylon as-is, which can provide a natural matte finish. Another option is sandblasting, which can remove any tooling marks and create a textured finish. Additionally, nylon can be polished to create a glossy finish, but this may require additional smoothing and finishing steps. Nylon can also be painted, printed on, or dyed to achieve a specific color or design. It is important to note that Nylon absorbs moisture and can swell, which can affect the final finish. As such, post-processing treatments may be necessary to prevent warping or distortion. It is recommended to discuss with an experienced machinist to determine the best finish for specific Nylon applications.

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Machined Nylon Key Characteristics

  • Abrasion Resistant
  • Chemical Resistant
  • Fatigue Resistant
  • High Strength
  • Impact Resistant 
  • Lightweight
  • Low Friction
  • Non-Toxic
  • Thermal Resistant
  • Wear Resistant

Machined Nylon Applications

  • Aerospace Parts
  • Bushings
  • Electrical Housings
  • Engine Components
  • Gears
  • Impellers 
  • Medical Devices
  • Nuts
  • Screws
  • Sprockets
  • Washers

Industries Utilizing Machined Nylon

  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Automotive
  • Energy
  • Food & Beverage
  • Industrial
  • Marine
  • Medical, Dental, & Sciences