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Engineering 185°F - 300°F | Nylon Cast 6 - Bearing

TECAST L cast nylon, oil filled

TECAST™ cast nylon, available in a variety of grades, offers a combination of good mechanical properties, excellent bearing and wear characteristics, and the large-size capabilities of the casting process. Its fatigue resistance, noise damping ability, corrosion resistance, and light weight make TECAST™ ideal for metal replacement applications, such as bearings, gears, sheaves, and sprockets. At one-eighth the weight of bronze, TECAST™ is easier to handle and maintain than metals such as iron, aluminum, brass, and bronze, which it typically replaces in industrial wear applications. Other materials that TECAST™ commonly replaces because of its superior performance are laminated phenolics, elastomers, and wood. TECAST™ has excellent wear and abrasion resistance, resulting in extended component life and lower maintenance cost. Its formulations are readily available in rod, plate, and tube. Nonstandard shapes, such as rings, discs, and blocks can be economically produced in small quantities with short lead times. Custom parts can be cast-to-size or near-net-shape with relatively inexpensive tooling.

Its unique combination of strength, wear resistance, toughness, machinability, and corrosion resistance make TECAST™ cast nylon ideal for bearings, thrust washers, bushings, wear pads, sheaves, rollers, gears, sprockets, and wheels. TECAST™ is commonly used in construction equipment, material handling systems, amusement park rides, pulp and paper processing equipment, steel mills and industrial equipment.

  Properties Condition Units Value
Physical Chemical Designation PA 6
Filler Oil Filled
Density g/cm3 1.14
Mechanical Tensile Modulus @ 73 °F PSI 350,000
Tensile Strength @ Yld @ 73 °F PSI 9,000
Tensile Strength @ Brk @ 73 °F PSI 10,000
Shear Strength @ 73 °F PSI
Elongation @ Yld @ 73 °F % 8
Elongation @ Brk @ 73 °F % 25
Flexural Modulus @ 73 °F PSI 350,000
Flexural Strength @ 73 °F PSI 12,500
Compressive Modulus @ 73 °F PSI
Compressive Strength @ 73 °F, 10% strain PSI
Izod (charpy) Impact Strength @ 73 °F ft-lbs/in 1.20
Rockwell Hardness @ 73 °F M (R) Scale 100
Coefficient of Friction Static
Coefficient of Friction Dynamic, 40 PSI, 50 FPM
Wear (K) Factor in3-min/ft-lbs-hr
Limiting PV psi-fpm
Thermal Vicat Softening Point °F
Melting Temperature °F 428
Heat Deflection Temperature @ 66 °F
Heat Deflection Temperature @ 264 °F
Service Temperature Intermittent °F 330
Service Temperature Long Term °F 200
Thermal Expansion (CLTE) in/in/°F 4.0*10-5
Specific Heat BTU/lb-°F 0.73
Thermal Conductivity BTU-in/hr-ft2-°F 2.57
Electrical Surface Resistivity ohms/square 1.0*1014
Volume Resistivity ohm-cm 1.0*1014
Dielectric Strength V/mil
Dielectric Contant @ 60 HZ, 73 °F, 50% RH
Dissipation Factor @ 60 Hz, 73 °F
Other Moisture Absorption @ 24 hrs, 73 °F % 0.75
Moisture absorption @ Saturation, 73 °F %
Flammability UL 94 HB
Food Grade N
Relative Cost $