Cast Nylon

Cast Nylon (Polyamide 6) is manufactured by a pressure-less casting process. This is where the raw material, Caprolactam, is polymerized through a series of chemical reactions. Cast Nylon shows higher molecular weight and a higher degree of crystallization than the extruded PA6. It offers high strength, toughness and resistance to wear, impact and fatigue, and good machinability. Since its first introduction in 1950s, Cast Nylon has been widely used for many varied applications within many diverse industries.

CHARACTERISTICS

  • High mechanical strength
  • Good chemical resistance
  • High wear resistance
  • Good machinability
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • Light weight
  • Diverse grades available to suit particular applications
  • Wide range of profiles and sizes available
  • Wide variety of custom cast options
  • Oil filled, self-lubricated and Mos2 filled available for better co-efficient of friction
  • Monocast R6 ( conductive ) / CN-CDH  available

APPLICATIONS

  • Bearings
  • Wheels
  • Gears
  • Sprockets
  • Wear pads
  • Cams
  • Rollers
  • Sheaves and pulleys
  • Star wheels
  • Timing screws, Scrapers
  • Wear strips