Engineering materials, Nylon, Acetal, PTFE and Phenolics are just a few of the items we have in stock, with our specialists supply partners we are able to offer a wide range of services including machined parts.
Acetal's applications include: bushes, bearings, rollers, pulleys, electrical insulation and wear strips. It is mainly available as rod and sheet and has the following characteristics; Low moisture absorption - Excellent dimensional stability - High mechanical strength - Lower friction coefficient than Nylon - Resists hydrolysis better than POMh - Resists strong alkalis better than POMh - Food grade approved POMc Natural.
Nylon is used for mechanical parts such as machine screws, gears and other low- to medium-stress components previously cast in metal. Engineering grade nylon is processed 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. Nylon is available in glass-filled variants which increase structural and impact strength and rigidity, and molybdenum sulfide-filled variants which increase lubricity. We supply the material in rod and sheet form.
Phenolic laminates are made by impregnating one or more layers of a base material such as paper (SRBP), fiberglass or cotton (SRBF) with phenolic resin and laminating the resin-saturated base material under heat and pressure. The resin fully polymerizes (cures) during this process. The base material choice depends on the intended application of the finished product. Paper phenolics are used in manufacturing electrical components such as punch-through boards and household laminates. Glass phenolics are particularly well suited for use in the high speed bearing market. Snooker balls as well as balls from many table-based ball games are also made from Phenol formaldehyde resin. We supply the product in mainly sheet and rod form but tubes are also manufactured. These materials are often referred to by specific trade names such as Tufnol®, Paxolin® or even Bakelite.
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