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Nylon 6 Cast (TECAST VEKTON™)

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TECAST VEKTON™ cast nylon 6, 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 lightweight make TECAST VEKTON™ ideal for metal replacement applications, such as bearings, gears, sheaves, and sprockets. At one-eighth the weight of bronze, TECAST VEKTON™ 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 VEKTON™ commonly replaces because of its superior performance are laminated phenolics, elastomers, and wood. TECAST VEKTON™ 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 VEKTON™ cast nylon ideal for bearings, thrust washers, bushings, wear pads, sheaves, rollers, gears, sprockets, and wheels. TECAST VEKTON™ is commonly used in construction equipment, material handling systems, amusement park rides, pulp and paper processing equipment, steel mills and industrial equipment.

 

Properties ASTM Test Method Units

Tecast Vekton® 6PA

Tecast Vekton® 6XAU Tecast Vekton® 6PAM, 6PAG Tecast Vekton® 6PAL
Physical            
Density D792 lbs/in3 .0416-.0419 .0416-.0419 .0416-.0423 .0412-.0416
Specific Gravity D792 g/cc 1.15 - 1.16 1.15 - 1.16 1.15 - 1.17 1.14 - 1.15
Water Absorption, @ 24 hours, 73°F D570 % 1.2 1.2 1.2 0.75
Mechanical            
Tensile Strength @ Yield, 73°F D638 psi 10,000 11,000 11,000 8,800
Tensile Modulus D639 psi 350,000 350,000 350,000 350,000
Elongation @ Break, 73°F D638 % 25 20 20 25
Flexural Strength, 73°F D790 psi 12,500 12,500 12,500 12,500
Flexural Modulus, 73°F D790 psi 350,000 350,000 350,000 325,000
Izod Impact Strength, 73°F D256 ft-lbs/in 0.6 0.7 0.6 1.2
Rockwell Hardness, 73°F D785 R Scale 115 115 115 100
Wear Factor Against Steel, 40 psi, 50 fpm D3702 in3/hr x 1/PV 200 x 10-10 - - -
Dynamic Coefficient of Friction, 40 psi, 50 fpm D3702 - 0.26 - - -
Thermal            
Heat Deflection Temperature            
@ 66 psi D648 °F 370 370 370 -
@ 264 psi D648 °F 200 200 200 -
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion D696 in/in/°F 4.0 x 10-5 4.0 x 10-5 4.0 x 10-5 4.0 x 10-5
Maximum Servicing Temperature,            
Intermittent - °F 300 350 300 330
Long Term UL746B °F 200 260 200 200
Specific Heat - BTU/lb-°F 0.4 - - -
Thermal Conductivity - - 1.67 - - -
Melting Point D2133 - 428 - - -
Flammability UL94 - HB - - -
Electrical            
Volume Resistivity D257 ohm-cm 1014 1014 - -
Dielectric Strength D149 V/mil 500 500 500 -
Dielectric Constant, @ 60 Hz, 73°F, 50% RH D150 - 3.7 3.7 3.7 -

NOTE: The information contained herein are typical values intended for reference and comparison purposes only. They should NOT be used as a basis for design specifications or quality control. Contact us for manufacturers' complete material property datasheets. All values at 73°F (23°C) unless otherwise noted.


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