Common for general-purpose use, nylon has a balance of strength, heat resistance, wear resistance, and formability. It is frequently used as a metal replacement.
Common for general purpose uses, extruded nylon 6/6 is wear resistant, moisture resistant, and machinable. The extrusion process involves forcing the materials through a die, which can make it less strong than cast materials, which are poured into a mold.
Cast Nylon 6
Stronger and more wear resistant than extruded nylon, cast nylon 6 is frequently used to make parts that endure continuous use such as bearing and gears.
Oil-Filled Cast Nylon 6
For added slipperiness and wear resistance, these nylon 6 shapes are impregnated with lubricating oil.
MDS-Filled Cast Nylon 6
More wear- and heat-resistant than non-filled cast nylon 6, these cast nylon 6 shapes are filled with MDS (molybdenum disulfide).