Material Options

Material Options

 

Aluminum…

Aluminum is the most abundant metal and the third most abundant element in the earth’s crust, after oxygen and silicon. It comprises about 8% of our planet’s mass.

Aluminum is a silvery-white metal with many valuable properties. It is light (density 2.70 g/cm3), non-toxic, and can be easily machined or cast. With an electrical conductivity 60% that of copper and a much lower density, it is used extensively for electrical transmission lines. Pure aluminum is soft and brittle, but can be strengthened by alloying with small amounts of copper, magnesium, and silicon.

Aluminum is too reactive chemically to occur naturally as the free metal. Instead, it is found combined in over 270 different minerals. The chief ore of aluminum is bauxite, a mixture of hydrated aluminum oxide (Al2O3xH2O) and hydrated iron oxide (Fe2O3xH2O). Another mineral important in the production of aluminum metal is cryolite (Na3AlF6).

Corrosion Properties:

Based solely on its chemical reactivity, aluminum should not be very useful at all. Its standard reduction potential is -1.66 volts, indicating that it is a very good reducing agent. It is far more active than iron, which has a reduction potential of -0.44 volt. Aluminum weathers far better than iron, however, because the product of its corrosion, Al2O3, adheres strongly to the metal’s surface, protecting it from further reaction. This is quite different from the behavior of iron’s corrosion product, rust. Rust flakes off the surface of iron, exposing the surface to further corrosion.

Recycling of aluminum saves considerable energy. Because the aluminum is already in the metallic state, all of the energy spent in purifying the ore and reducing it to the metal is saved when aluminum is recycled. The aluminum needs only to be melted to be reused. Aluminum has a rather low melting point, 660C, and requires only 26 kJ/mol to melt. To reduce a mole of Al from Al2O3 requires over 780 kJ.

Aluminum Applications:

Automotive, Can, and Structural Applications

Automotive, Can, and Structural Applications Aluminum is used in four major areas; the automotive industry, cans and other packaging materials, the electrical industry, and for structural applications.

Aluminum is light, offering a high strength-to-weight ratio so important to industries like transportation, where Alcan is an industry leader in developing new applications.

Equally important are aluminum’s thermal conductivity, versatility and decorative potential, especially for packaging and building products.

Its high electrical conductivity has long made aluminum a material of choice in the electrical industry.

For structural applications, aluminum reduces the load demand on foundations in both industrial and residential buildings; it can be anodized or painted, meeting designers’ aesthetic needs; and, when extruded, aluminum offers an almost unlimited range of profiles and shapes.

For more information, visit the Aluminum Association website: http://www.aluminum.org.

Steel…

Steel is iron that has been combined with other elements such as carbon, manganese and silicon. It falls into one of two families: carbon steel or alloy steel. Carbon steels are basic steels which harden only with surface (case) treatments. Alloy steels contain added elements that cause the steel to exhibit enhanced properties when heat treated.

Types of Steel

Alloy 625 Nickel Steel: This nickel chromium alloy maintains high strength and toughness from cryogenic temperatures to 1800 F. It has good oxidation resistance, fatigue strength and corrosion resistance.
4130 Alloy Steel: This high-strength, ductile, and long lasting steel is especially suitable for welding. Aircraft quality tubes meet Federal Specification MIL-T-6736B, Condition N; all other forms meet ASTM B221.
4140 Alloy Annealed Steel: Also called “chrome-moly” steel because of its chromium and molybdenum content, this material is ideal for forging and heat treating. It is tough, ductile and wear resistant. Maximum attainable Rockwell hardness is C20-C34. Conforms to ASTM A331.
4140 Alloy Pre-hardened Steel: Also called “chrome-moly” steel due to its chromium and molybdenum content, the rectangular bar forms are cross-rolled, decarb-free, and heat-treated. The hexagon forms are cold drawn, quenched, tempered, and stress relieved to a maximum Rockwell hardness of C35 and conform to ASTM A193.
4142 Alloy Pre-hardened Tool Steel: Finished stock is pre-heat treated to 30 C Rockwell hardness. Stock can be flame hardened and machined. It has excellent strength and wear resistance without outside straightening and heat treating. Alloy 8620 Steel: Chromium, molybdenum and nickel make this alloy tough yet ductile. It responds well to heat-treating, exhibits superb core characteristics and has good weld’ability and machining properties. Meets ASTM A331.
Alloy E52100 Steel: This high-carbon bearing and aircraft quality alloy is made in an electric arc furnace to minimize impurities. It meets exacting standards for surface conditions and internal soundness and features outstanding wear and abrasion resistance.
1095 Blue-Tempered and Polished Spring Steel: Made of hardened, tempered, polished and blued spring steel, this alloy combines maximum fatigue life with high tensile strength. It has a carbon content range of 0.90-1.05. Rockwell hardness is C48-51.
Stress-Relieved 1144 Steel: Featuring high strength wear resistance, minimum warpage and excellent machine’ability, this material meets ASTM A311. Cold finished.
1074/1075 Annealed Spring Steel: Completely annealed, this material is easy to form and bend into whatever shape you need. Once it has been shaped, heat-treat the material to bring it to the hardness you desire. This all-purpose spring steel has a carbon content range of 0.69-0.80. Maximum Rockwell hardness in the annealed state is B86.
1074/1075 Tempered Scale-less Spring Steel: Also known as scaleless blue, this spring steel is similar to blue-tempered and polished spring steel except it has a medium-high (0.69-0.80) carbon content. It has been oil tempered, is easy to form and is not polished. Steel up to .062″ thick has little or no blue finish, .094″ thickness and greater may be either blue or straw covered. Recommended for use where the higher carbon content and polished finish or blue-tempered and polished spring steel is not needed. Rockwell hardness is C44-50.
1095 Annealed Spring Steel: Completely annealed, this material is easy to form and bend into whatever shape you need. Once it has been shaped, heat-treat the material to bring it to the hardness you desire. This is a heavy-duty spring steel with a carbon content range of 0.90 – 1.05. This is the choice for parts requiring high fatigue values. Maximum Rockwell hardness in the annealed state is B88.
Grade A-2 Air-Hardening Steel: This fine-grain tool steel has chrome for excellent wear and abrasion resistance. It features a greater hardening depth than water- and oil-hardening steels, plus it is 100 free of de-carburization and other surface imperfections. This stock is hard to machine, because of a low sulfur content.
Grade A-6 Air-Hardening Steel: Heat-treat this stock at low temperatures (1525 to 1575 F) for reduced de-carburization and almost no dimensional changes and movement.
Grade D-2 Air-Hardening Steel: High levels of carbon and chromium offer superior toughness and abrasion resistance. This flat stock is 100 free of de-carburization and other surface imperfections.
Grade M-2 Air-Hardening Steel: This general purpose, high-speed steel is easy to work and heat treat. It has minimal de-carburization after heat treating. It contains molybdenum, chromium, and vanadium, making it a prime choice for fast cutting tools with high wear resistance and red hardness.
Grade M2/M7 High-Speed Tool Steel: This general purpose, high-speed steel is easy to work and heat treat. It has minimal de-carburization after heat treating. It contains molybdenum, chromium, and vanadium, making it a prime choice for fast cutting tools with high wear resistance and red hardness.
Grade O-1 Oil-Hardening Steel: This non-shrinking, general purpose tool steel boasts abrasion resistance, toughness and machine’ ability. Deformation after hardening and tempering is minimal compared to water-hardening steel, making it ideal when distortion from quenching isn’t acceptable.
Grade P-20 Ground Steel: This material is pre-hardened with a Rockwell hardness of 30-32 C scale.
Grade S-2 Through-Hardened Ground Tool Steel: This material has excellent wear resistance and is pre-hardened to Rockwell hardness C52-60.

Grade S-7 Air-Hardening Steel: Versatile shock steel can be air quenched up to 1750 F. Strong and ductile, it is ideal for cold and medium-hot work up to 1000 F. It is 100 free of de-carburization and ready for immediate heat treating (no additional metal removal needed). Medium carbon provides wear resistance and toughness. Ground flat stock form can be water cooled when in service.
Grade W-1 Water-Hardening Steel: Water-quenching material treats evenly and provides toughness and maximum wear resistance. Features a high carbon content and fine grain structure.
Carbon Steel: This high strength material is an alloy of iron with carbon, manganese and silicon. Square structural tube form meets ASTM A513.
Low-Carbon Steel: It’s easy to cold form, bend, braze, and weld this steel. Heat treating in contact with carbon (carburizing) hardens the surface.
Micro-grain Carbon Steel: This material features an excellent combination of hardness and transverse rupture strength which eliminates edge breakdown and premature wear. This premium-quality micro-grain carbide has a 10 cobalt content.
Soft-Temper Carbon Steel: Easier to form than spring-temper carbon steel.

Spring-Temper Carbon Steel: Has a hard temper, making it difficult to bend. Also known as music wire. Wire coils meet ASTM A228; wire cut lengths meet ASTM A229.
1008/1010 Carbon Steel: This material is suitable for a multitude of uses; it can be bent to shape, welded and fabricated. Decorative metal form is furnished plain but may be painted. It’s great for drain, window, and machine guards, plus ventilating and heating grilles.
1006/1020 Carbon Steel: Soft, very ductile, used in applications which require severe bending and welding such as panels for automobiles or appliances. Also used in magnet core applications.
1018 Carbon Steel: This low-carbon steel is easy to cold form, bend, braze, and weld. Max. attainable Rockwell hardness is B72. Melting point is 2800. Yield strength is 55,000 psi.
Grade C-1018 Low-Carbon Steel: This fine-grained, vacuum-degassed steel has manganese so it is stronger and harder than other low-carbon steels. Easily machined, it has great weldability and a uniform response to case hardening. Rod and hexagonal bar forms meet ASTM A108. Round form meets ASTM A108.
1045 Carbon Steel: Although this medium-carbon steel is stronger than 1018, it is more difficult to machine and weld. Meets ASTM A108.
12L14 Carbon Steel: Low-carbon steel contains lead, sulfur and phosphorus. Excellent machining characteristics and good ductility make it easy to bend, crimp and rivet. It is very difficult to weld and cannot be case hardened. Meets ASTM A108.
A-36 Carbon Steel: This general-purpose carbon steel is suitable for welding and mechanical fastening. Angle form is hot rolled and meets ASTM A36.
Grade M42 Cobalt Tool Steel: This M-42 high-speed steel has a cobalt content of 8.25 percent for good wear resistance and hardness. Use these blanks for punches, pins and dowels. Rockwell hardness is R/C 66/68.
Grade M4 Powdered Metal Tool Steel: This special purpose steel has a high vanadium content. It has good wear resistance and is excellent for cold work punches, die inserts, and cutting applications involving high speed and light cuts. Hardness is 225-255 Brinell and Rockwell C 20-25.
Grade A11 Powdered Metal Tool Steel: This unique steel has excellent wear resistance, toughness, and strength for cold- and warm-work tooling applications. It is designed with a tough, air hardening base analysis with added high carbon and vanadium. Hardness is 255-277 Brinell and Rockwell C 26-29.
Grade M50 Tool Steel: Resists softening at high service temperatures. These balls have good oxidation resistance and exhibits high compressive strength.
Tungsten Steel: This high-speed steel contains 12 tungsten for longer edge life, good wear resistance, and hardness. Rockwell hardness is R/C 64/66.
Stainless Steel

Stainless steels are alloys of iron to which at least 10% chromium has been added to impart corrosion resistance. A 10% chromium steel will not rust when exposed to weather. To obtain greater corrosion resistance, more nickel and chromium are added to the alloy. Along with iron and chromium, all stainless steels contain some carbon. The carbon is added for the same purpose as in ordinary steels- to make steel stronger. Other alloying elements are added for improved corrosion resistance, fabric’ability and variations in strength. These elements include nickel, molybdenum, copper, titanium, silicone, aluminum, sulfur and many others.

Types of Stainless Steel

Type 203 Stainless Steel: Designed specifically for high speed automatic machining, this stainless steel has fast speeds, good finish, and long tool life. Yield strength is 35 ksi. Hardness is 160 Brinell. Easily welded and suitable for high temperature use.

Type 301 Spring Tempered Stainless Steel: These stainless steel coils are corrosion resistant and meet ASTM A666. Rockwell hardness is C40-45.

Type 302 Stainless Steel: The unhardened, corrosion resistant ball form of this alloy resists attack by food products, oxidizing solutions, and most organic chemicals. Hardness is Rockwell C 39. Lashing wire form is soft-temper and also offers good corrosion resistance and tensile strength. Wire has a protective wax coating and is commonly used to attach conductive cable to support strands.

Type 302/304 Stainless Steel: This alloy is corrosion resistant and meets standards for both Type 302 and Type 304 stainless steel. Wire meets ASTM A580; spring wire meets ASTM A313 (choose extra-bright when a fine surface finish is important).

Type 303 Stainless Steel: Added sulphur and phosphorus make this alloy easy to machine. Its properties are similar to Type 304. Ideal for screw machine products. Yield strength is 35 ksi. Hardness is 140-262 Brinell. Easily welded and suitable for high temperature use.

Type 304 Stainless Steel: The most widely used form of stainless steel, this basic 18-8 (18 percent chromium and 8 percent nickel) has a lower carbon content than Type 303 for superior weld’ability. It also has good form’ability and corrosion resistance. Yield strength is 30-45 ksi. Hardness is 149-187 Brinell.

Type 304L Stainless Steel: Properties are similar to Type 304 Stainless Steel. Type 304L has an extra-low carbon content to avoid carbide precipitation in welding applications.

Type 304/304L Stainless Steel: This material is dual certified. Properties are similar to Type 304 Stainless Steel, but Type 304L has an extra-low carbon content to avoid carbide precipitation in welding applications.

Type 309 Stainless Steel: High-chromium stainless steel is great for providing miniature, controlled environments to produce vacuum-like heat treating of high-carbon, high-chrome, and air-hardening steels. For best results, parts must be dry and oil free. Bag form can withstand temperatures up to 2240F for up to 30 minutes.

Type 316 Stainless Steel: High nickel and molybdenum content can provide excellent resistance to corrosion and pitting. Type 316 has good weld’ability and higher strength then Type 304 at elevated temperatures. Yield strength is 35-85 ksi. Hardness is 160-235 Brinell.

Type 316L Stainless Steel: This 1/8-hard temper alloy allows some formability and has bright, diamond-drawn finish. More corrosion resistant than Type 316, it’s ideal for high-purity processes. Meets ASTM A313.

Type 321 Stainless Steel: Titanium adds high temperature resistance and superior weld’ability to this alloy. Use it for welded items that are subject to severely corrosive conditions. Yield strength is 35 ksi. Hardness is 150 Brinell. Easily welded and suitable for high temperature use.

Type 347 Stainless Steel: Similar in composition to Type 321, but with cobalt and tantalum instead of titanium for superior creep strength and greater hardness. Use it for highly stressed welded equipment. Yield strength is 30 ksi. Hardness is 140 to 241 Brinell. Easily welded and suitable for high temperature use.

Type 410 Stainless Steel: General purpose heat-treatable stainless steel is ideal for fasteners, machine parts, and shafts. Not for use in highly corrosive environments. Yield strength is 40 ksi. Hardness is 155 Brinell (annealed condition). Alloy is magnetic and generally difficult to weld.

Type 416 Stainless Steel: Added sulphur gives this stainless steel better machine’ability than Type 410. Superior for fasteners. Yield strength is 40 ksi. Hardness is 155 Brinell (annealed condition). Alloy is magnetic and generally difficult to weld.

Type 420V Powdered Metal Stainless Steel: Additional vanadium and carbon provide this stainless steel with improved wear and corrosion resistance over Type 440C stainless steel. It can be used in place of tool steels, such as D2, when extra corrosion resistance is important.

Type 430 Stainless Steel: The soft-temper tie wire form meets ASTM A580 and has good corrosion resistance and high tensile strength. The lashing wire form meets AT 7153, has a protective wax coating, and is commonly used to attach conductive cable to support strands.

Type 440A Stainless Steel: This material has a high carbon content. Good corrosion resistance properties and wearing resistance after hardening. In ball form, this material is recommended for weight-sensitive applications requiring high surface hardness.

Type 440C Stainless Steel: High carbon content makes this alloy the hardest of all standard stainless steels. An outstanding candidate for heat treating, it also has good abrasion and wear resistance. Corrosion resistance is good, but only after hardening and stress relief. Use for gears, bearings, seats, and valve parts. Yield strength is 65 ksi. Hardness is 230 Brinell (annealed condition). Alloy is magnetic and generally difficult to weld.

A-286 Stainless Steel: This alloy combines iron, nickel, chromium. Shows high strength and good corrosion resistance. Designed for service up to 1300F.

Alloy ATS-34 Stainless Steel: An extremely hard, high carbon, high strength stainless steel. Extremely wear and abrasion resistant. Supplied in the annealed condition for ease of grinding, it can be heat treated to achieve greater hardness. This “blade steel” is typically used for cutlery, and other application requiring toughness and hardness. Hardness is 97 Brinell (annealed condition).

Alloy 20 Stainless Steel: An equivalent to Carpenter 20, this alloy has excellent corrosion resistance to hot sulfuric acid and many aggressive environments that would readily attack Type 316. It is also stabilized against loss of corrosion resistance due to intergranular attack, which might result from welding. Widely used in all phases of the chemical and allied industries. Yield strength is 48 ksi. Hardness is 86 Rockwell B scale. Easily welded and suitable for high temperature use.

Type 17-4 PH Stainless Steel: This high-tech blend of many elements has corrosion resistance similar to Type 304, as well as good strength and excellent response to heat treating. Use it for springs, gears, and fasteners. Alloy becomes magnetic when hardened.

Includes: Type 17-4 (Type 630), H900, H1150

Nitronic 50 Stainless Steel: This nitrogen-strengthened stainless steel offers greater corrosion resistance than Type 316 plus approximately twice the yield strength. It also offers better mechanical properties than Type 316 at both high and low temperatures and does not become magnetic when cold worked. Widely used in shafting applications, where improved strength and good corrosion resistance are required. Yield strength is 55 ksi. Easily welded and suitable for high temperature use.

Type 2205 Stainless Steel: This stainless steel has a structure that consists of approximately 50 austenite and 50 ferrite. This duplex structure provides high strength and good resistance to stress corrosion. Used for head exchangers, as well as oil and gas industry equipment. Yield strength is 65 ksi. Hardness is 290 Brinell.

Type 15-5 PH Stainless Steel: Low temperature heat treating will give this alloy high strength, corrosion resistance and hardness. Use it for cams, cutlery, shafting, and gears. Yield strength is 145 ksi. Hardness is 332 Brinell (annealed condition). Alloy becomes magnetic when hardened.

Nitronic 60 Stainless Steel: This material’s chromium and nickel additions give it comparable corrosion to 304 and 316 stainless steels, while displaying nearly twice the yield strength. Yield Strength is 55 ksi.

Titanium:

Very strong yet lightweight, titanium has excellent corrosion resistance and a melting point of 3000 F. Cut it with sharp tooling and ample cutting fluid at slow speeds and high feed rates.
Grade 2 Titanium: Outstanding corrosion resistance makes this soft-temper wire material an excellent choice for the harshest environments. Meets ASTM B863.
Grade 2 (40KSI-YS) Titanium: Though not as strong as Grade 5, this 99.2 commercially pure annealed titanium is easier to work with. It can be readily welded and has better chemical resistance than Grade 5. Use for parts that need maximum formability.
Grade 5 (6AL-4V) Titanium: This high strength commercial titanium is heat treatable for even more strength. Use for parts that need high strength under extreme heat and stress.
Nitinol: This wire material has shape memory, so it returns to form after bending when rinsed in hot water.

Brass:

Brass resists atmospheric corrosion, water, and many salt water solutions. A high percentage of zinc makes it stronger and more durable than copper and bronze. It is easy to manufacture and maintains higher electrical characteristics.
Alloy 260 Brass: Has the highest ductility of any brass. For general fabrication and forming processes. Ball form is resistive to water as well as the corrosive effects of fuel, oil, gasoline, butane, dry carbon dioxide, and similar chemical agents. Hardness is Rockwell B 81.
Alloy 353 Brass: This strong, hard engravers’ brass features good machine’ability.
Alloy 360 Brass: The most common brass, this free machining alloy produces minimal tool wear in most applications.
Alloy 365 Brass: This alloy offers excellent results with hot working and fair results with cold working.
Alloy 385 Brass: This alloy responds to hot working with excellent results, while results with cold working are poor.
Alloy 464 Brass: Unleaded Naval alloy offers high corrosion resistance in salt water. For pump shafts, marine hardware, heat exchangers, and fasteners. Any hot working process provides excellent results.
Alloy 485 Brass: This alloy offers superior results with any process of hot working and moderate results with cold working.
Alloy 836 Brass: For casting small quantities and replacement parts. Composition is 85 copper, 5 tin, 5 lead, and 5 zinc, with a melting point of 1850F.

Bronze:

This copper and tin alloy is generally ductile and malleable. Its high copper content makes it more corrosion resistant than brass. It is also harder and stronger than copper.

Alloy 220 Bronze: Also known as commercial bronze. This alloy has a rich bronze color and polished finish. Features excellent malleability, ductility, strength and hardness.
Alloy 316 Commercial Bronze: For cable clamps and most screw machine products. Meets ASTM B140.
Alloy 510 Phosphor Bronze: Spring tempered for fatigue endurance. For thrust bearings, hardware, and springs. Meets ASTM B139 for all forms but strips, which meet ASTM B103.
Alloy 544 Leaded Phosphor Bronze: The premier bearing alloy. A popular choice for bushings, shafts, gears, bearings, and valve components. When annealed, it bends, forms, and stamps easily. Meets ASTM B139.
Alloy 642 Nonmagnetic Aluminum Bronze: Non-magnetic, very strong, and lightweight. Works well in switch gear and electrical hardware, both indoors and out. Meets ASTM B150.
Alloy 655 Silicon Bronze: Stands up to corrosion from salts, acids, and alkalies. For use in marine environments. Meets ASTM B98.
Silicon Bronze: Has an extremely high melting temperature range of 1580 to 1780F. Composition is approximately 92 percent copper, 4 percent silicon, and 4 percent zinc.
Alloy 863 Manganese Bronze: Provides superior strength and corrosion resistance. For heavy duty construction applications and making large components for harsh environments. Meets ASTM B505.
Alloy 8932 Lead-Free Bronze: Provides superior performance for medium-load bearings without the environmental and safety concerns associated with lead. Meets ASTSM B505.
Alloy 903 Bronze: Also known as Navy “G” Metal, this alloy is hard and strong and offers corrosion resistance to seawater.
Alloy 932 Bronze: Also known as SAE 660. For medium load-bearing applications like bearings, wearplates, gibs, and bushings. Meets ASTM B505.
Alloy 936 Bronze: Exhibits good anti-seizing properties. For high speed and heavy pressure-bearing surfaces. Meets ASTM B505.
Alloy 630 Aluminum Bronze: Provides excellent corrosion resistance to water. Hardness is Rockwell C27, with Grade 200 tolerances.
Alloy 954 Aluminum Bronze: The most common aluminum bronze. For pressure-bearing surfaces where strength and hardness are a must. Also for use in high temperatures and for heavy duty road and earth-moving equipment. All forms but ingots meet ASTM B505. Ingot composition is 83 percent copper, 10 to 11.5 percent aluminum, 3 to 5 percent iron, 1.5 percent nickel (including cobalt), and 0.5 percent manganese.
Alloy 959 Aluminum Bronze: This alloy is characterized by high strength and excellent corrosion resistance. It can also be heat treated. Uses include a variety of heavy duty mechanical and structural products including gears, worm drives, valve guides and seats.
Alloy 955 Nickel Aluminum Bronze: Nickel adds hardness and strength. For heavy duty, high-load mechanical uses. Meets ASTM B505.
SAE 841 Oil-Impregnated Bronze: Impregnated with SAE 30 lubricating oil to reduce maintenance of manufactured components. Can be machined to close tolerances and smooth finishes. Meets ASTM B438.

Nylon:

For use in general purpose wear applications. This material has good tensile strength unless noted. Including Nylon 6/6, Cast Nylon 6, Nylon 6/12 & Kevlar/Nylon (Hydlar ZF)

Nylon 6/6: The most widely used nylon, this material retains its shape better than nylon 6 and is a better choice for contact with gasoline, mineral oil, and refrigerants. Exhibits good strength, wear resistance, and lubrication properties.
Kevlar/Nylon (Hydlar ZF): Stronger than regular nylon and lasts up to 20 times longer. USDA compliant and meets sanitary standard requirements. Nylon resin and Kevlar fiber are FDA compliant.
MDS-Filled Nylon 6/6: Comparable to Nylatron, this material has molybdenum disulfide (MDS) to make it more wear and friction resistant than regular nylon 6/6.
Nylon 6/12: Compared to nylon 6/6, this material holds its shape better and has enhanced surface lubricity as well as improved chemical resistance. Rated for flammability.
Cast Nylon 6: This durable material offers good abrasion resistance, but readily absorbs moisture. FDA compliant.
Oil-Filled Cast Nylon: Oil is present throughout material, so the surface is self-lubricating. Offers enhanced wear characteristics and dimensional stability.

MDS-Filled Cast Nylon 6: Compared to un-fillled white cast nylon 6, this material has higher tensile strength and improved resistance to UV degradation. Material also has MDS (molybdenum disulfide) for increased wear properties. Excellent for use in wear strip and bearing applications.

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