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Go Blue with Cast Nylon NC-901

For commercial machinery, there are many choices in materials when creating customized parts that will be cost effective and durable. One material that is used with excellent results in cast nylon or heat stabilized nylon like NC-901. With its cobalt blue color, cast nylon NC-901 is memorable for its appearance, but it is valued for in attributes.

Benefits of Cast Nylon NC-901

Cast nylon is an excellent material when you want to avoid metal-on-metal contact in machinery. It is often used in bearings, bushings, gears, wheels and rollers in industrial applications. There are many benefits to using cast nylon over other materials, including:

  • Sizable and versatile. Cast nylon can be formed into almost any size, even items like small screws. Even when created for thin parts, there is not internal degradation.
  • Heat resistant. Cast nylon is heat stabilized up to 260 degrees, making it a good choice for high-heat or friction applications.
  • Durable. NC-901 is impact, vibration and abrasion resistant, with durable qualities that help it perform in commercial environments under excess stress. It also is resistant to brittleness and quick deterioration.
  • Machinable. Parts can easily be machined from cast nylon, including screws, bearings, gears, wear pads, conveyor rollers and more.

One consideration with blue cast nylon is water submerging. While cast nylon can be used in water applications, it can absorb water and expand. It is important to consider the size change when used in submerged or in wet conditions.

If you are looking for a durable, versatile material that is easily machinable for your industrial equipment, consider cast nylon NC-901. Talk to your industrial material supplier to learn more about the options in customization of this unique material.

Posted on behalf of:
The King Group, Inc.
6865 Shiloh Road East, #100
Alpharetta, GA 30005
(770) 886-1113

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