TECAST T natural

PA 6 C

Ensinger TECAST T natural cast nylon offers a combination of good mechanical properties, excellent bearing and wear characteristics, and the large size capabilities of the casting process. The cast polyamide's fatigue resistance, noise damping ability, corrosion resistance, and light weight make TECAST ideal for metal replacement applications, such as bearings, gears, sheaves, and sprockets. At one-eighth the weight of bronze, TECAST is easier to handle and maintain than metals such as iron, aluminum, brass, and bronze, which it typically replaces in industrial wear applications.

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Facts

Chemical designation
PA 6 C (Cast polyamide 6)
Colour
ivory
Alternative colours available
blue
Density
1,15 g/cm3

Main Features

  • good damping
  • good slide and wear properties
  • high strength
  • good wear properties
  • electrically insulating
  • high toughness
  • resistant to many oils, greases and fuels

Target industries

Technical details


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    Mechanical properties Value Unit Parameter Norm
    Modulus of elasticity
    (tensile test)
    3500 MPa 1mm/min DIN EN ISO 527-2
    Tensile strength 83 MPa 50mm/min DIN EN ISO 527-2
    Tensile strength at yield 80 MPa 50mm/min DIN EN ISO 527-2
    Elongation at yield (tensile test) 4 % 50mm/min DIN EN ISO 527-2
    Elongation at break (tensile test) 40 % 50mm/min DIN EN ISO 527-2
    Flexural strength 109 MPa 2mm/min, 10 N DIN EN ISO 178
    Modulus of elasticity
    (flexural test)
    3200 MPa 2mm/min, 10 N DIN EN ISO 178
    Compression strength 19/36/83 MPa 1% / 2% / 5% EN ISO 604
    Compression modulus 2900 MPa 5mm/min, 10 N EN ISO 604
    Impact strength (Charpy) n.b. kJ/m2 max. 7,5J DIN EN ISO 179-1eU
    Notched impact strength (Charpy) 4 kJ/m2 max. 7,5J DIN EN ISO 179-1eA
    Ball indentation hardness 170 MPa ISO 2039-1
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    Thermal properties Value Unit Parameter Norm
    Glass transition temperature 40 C DIN EN ISO 11357
    Melting temperature 215 C DIN EN ISO 11357
    Service temperature 170 C short term NN
    Service temperature 100 C long term NN
    Thermal expansion (CLTE) 12 10-5*1/K 23-60°C, long. DIN EN ISO 11359-1;2
    Thermal expansion (CLTE) 12 10-5*1/K 23-100°C, long. DIN EN ISO 11359-1;2
    Specific heat 1.7 J/(g*K) ISO 22007-4:2008
    Thermal conductivity 0.38 W/(k*m) ISO 22007-4:2008
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    Electrical properties Value Unit Parameter Norm
    surface resistivity 1014 O DIN IEC 60093
    volume resistivity 1014 O*cm DIN IEC 60093
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    Other properties Value Unit Parameter Norm
    Resistance to hot water/ bases (+) - -
    Flammability (UL94) HB - corresponding to DIN IEC 60695-11-10;
    Resistance to weathering - - -
    Water absorption 0.4 % 24h / 96h (23°C) DIN EN ISO 62

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