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Nylon Machining, Properties & Components

What is Nylon?

Nylon refers to the group of plastics known as Polyamides. One of the most common engineering plastics in the world, it has outstanding bearing and wear properties. Brand names include Nylatron®, Tecamid® and Nylacast®.

It is available as a homopolymer, copolymer or reinforced. It can also be pre-conditioned to reduce moisture absorption during its lifetime. Oil filled and glass filled grades are available.

The two most common grades of Nylon are Nylon 6 and Nylon 66. The number relates to the number of methyl groups which are located on each side of the nitrogen atoms (amide groups), the difference in which subtly influences the properties of the nylon. The information on this page refers largely to Nylon 6 and 66.

Nylon is available in a range of colours including natural, black, white, blue, grey, ivory, red, silver and yellow.

Main Attributes of Nylon:

The various grades of Nylon offer slightly different attributes. The following attributes are representative of grades 6 and 66:


    Detailed information about Nylon for designers including UK stock sizes and technical properties can be found in the tabs below. Please note: this information is provided as a guide only. All information is based on our present knowledge and is given in good faith. No liability will be accepted by Penta Precision in respect of any action taken by any third party in reliance thereon.

    Similar or obsolete designation and trade names

    You may also see Nylon referred to as:

    Nylon Components, Applications & Industries

    Here are some examples of the industries and components for which Nylon is appropriate. This is by no means an exhaustive list. Please do get in touch if you are considering using Nylon and we can talk through your project with you.

    Typical Components & Applications:
    • Food processing machinery components
    • Bearings
    • Bushings
    • Wheels
    • Rollers
    • Seals
    • Housings
    • Gears
    • Nuts
    • Washers
    • Food packaging
    Industry Examples:
    • Electronics
    • Automotive and mechanical engineering
    • Aerospace
    • Food technology
    • Packaging
    • Construction

      Black Nylon Milled Replacement Part

      Black Nylon Milled Replacement Part

      Black Nylon Scientific Machined Part

      Black Nylon Scientific Machined Part

      Nylon Machining Service

      Penta Precision provides the following Nylon services: 

      Reasons to Choose Penta:

      We are regularly machining Nylon for customers all over the UK. Our customers depend on our machining expertise as well as our outstanding delivery performance, to machine the highest quality parts. Contact us to discuss how we can help you with your Nylon machining requirements. 

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      Nylon machining needs?
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      +44 (0) 23 9266 8334
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