Plastic Machining Inc. has extensive experience in machining Nylatron® parts and is able to make them to your specifications or help you design parts to fit your needs.  Processing and machining of Nylatron® parts takes place in a completely controlled environment, and complete records of our products are maintained.  Excellence is built into every part that we machine.

For an affordable quote on your custom Nylatron® GSM parts, please e-mail us, call us at 888-761-4262, or use our contact form.

Material Description

The exceptional bearing and wear properties of Nylon make it one of the most widely used plastics in the world.  Nylon is frequently used as a replacement for bronze, brass, aluminum, steel, and other metals, as well as other plastics, wood, and rubber.

  • High tensile strength and modulus of elasticity
  • High impact resistance, a high heat distortion temperature
  • Resists wear, abrasion, and vibration
  • Can withstand contact with chemicals, alkalies, dilute acids or oxidizing agents
  • Available Types: 6/6 (extruded) and 6 (cast)
  • Available in natural, black, MD, glass-filled, oil-filled, and various other compounds
  • Nylatron® is not moisture resistant

Grades of Nylatron®

Nylatron® GSM – Cast MOS2-Filled Nylon 6

Nylatron® GSM cast nylon contains finely divided particles of molybdenum disulfide to enhance its load bearing capabilities while maintaining the impact resistance inherent to nylon.  It is the most commonly used grade for gears, sheaves, sprockets, and custom parts.  It is gray-black in color.

Nylatron® GSM Blue – Cast MOS2- & Oil-Filled Nylon 6

Nylatron® GSM Blue nylon is the first cast nylon to combine both molybdenum disulfide and oil for the load capability of Nylatron GSM nylon, plus improved frictional characteristics.  It excels in higher pressures and at low speeds – up to 40 fpm.  It offer 20% lower coefficient of friction, 50% greater limiting PV, a lower “k” factor than Nylatron® GSM, and the lowest “slip-stick” of any nylon product.  It is ideal for slide pads, thrust washers, and trunion bearings.  Nylatron® GSM blue should be considered for any oil-filled nylon application.  It is dark blue in color.

Nylatron® GS Extruded Nylon 6/6, MoS2 filled

Nylatron® GS Nylon is a nylon and molybdenum disulphide (MoS2) composition designed to improve the mechanical, thermal, and bearing properties of type 6/6 nylon while maintaining its basic electrical and chemical characteristics.  Through compounding, finely divided particles impart extra lubricity to this nylon, permitting Nylatron® GS parts to operate with little or no lubrication.  The added lubricity also contributes dramatically to component service life, making Nylatron® GS a very cost-efficient choice.  Nylatron® GS offers greater wear resistance, lower surface friction, higher strength, and greater rigidity than unfilled 6/6 with improved dimensional stability.

30% Glass-Reinforced Extruded Nylon 6/6

30% glass reinforced nylon 6/6 is also available for applications requiring higher compressive strength, rigidity, and improved frictional characteristics.

Nylatron® NSM – Cast Solid-Lubricant-Filled Nylon 6

Nylatron® NSM is the premium bearing and wear nylon product available today.  Solid lubricant additives impart self-lubricating, high pressure/velocity, and superior wear resistance characteristics.  This wear resistance is delivered without either start-up or running lubrication making it ideal for bearings, gears, and wear pads.  It is a proprietary type 6 nylon formulation produced using Quadrant EPP’s MONOCAST process.  Nylatron® NSM was developed specifically for demanding applications where larger size parts are required.  In wear applications, Nylatron® NSM lasts up to 10 times longer than standard Type 6 nylon.

Some of the Nylatron® parts we machine are:

  • Balls
  • Nozzles
  • Semiconductor Parts
  • Back-up Rings
  • Pads
  • Sheaves
  • Blocks
  • Parts
  • Spacers
  • Bushings
  • Plugs
  • Supports
  • Cams
  • Rings
  • Valve Seats
  • Caps
  • Rods
  • Washers
  • Guides
  • Cams
  • Rings
  • Rollers
  • Wear Pads
  • Medical Parts
  • Seals
Nylatron® is a registered trademark of Quadrant EPP USA, Inc.