Nylon is a generic title for a group of synthetic polymers known generically as polyamides, Solid nylon is used for mechanical parts such as machine screws, gears and other low- to medium-stress components formerly cast in metal. Engineering-grade nylon is developed by extrusion, casting, and injection molding. Type 6, 6 Nylon 101 is the most common commercial grade of nylon, and Nylon 6 is the most common commercial grade of molded nylon.

The melting point of nylon 6, 6 is 509ºF (265ºC).
Unit of Measure


N/A 1/16 in1 47/80 mm


N/A Natural

Material Resin

N/A Nylon

Tolerance (±)

N/A 0.002 in

Bead Finish

N/A Polished


N/A 1.14 g/cm³

Max Operating Temperature

N/A 99 ºC

Tensile Strength

N/A 11500 psi

Durometer/Hardness Rating

N/A 115R


N/A No

Nylon Resistance

  • Excellent resistance to Oils, Bases and THF
  • Great resistance to Solvents, Formaldehyde and Alcohols
  • Limited resistance to Dilute Acids
  • Poor resistance Phenols, Alkalis, Iodine and Acids

Nylon Quick Facts

  • Maximum Temperature: 210ºF 99º
  • Minimum Temperature: -94ºF -70ºC
  • Autoclavable: No
  • Melting Point: 420ºF 216ºC
  • Tensile Strength: 5,800 psi
  • Hardness: R92
  • UV Resistance: Good
  • Translucent
  • Rigid
  • Specific Gravity: 1.13

Nylon Fabrication

  • Excellent material for machining
  • Tough, strong, and impact resistant material
  • Very low coefficient of friction
  • Abrasion resistant

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