Nylon machining - Polyamide machining

Machined nylon parts from Ensinger

Polyamide, often referred to simply as nylon, is often used as a metal substitute due to its property profile and light weight. Since PA plastic tends to absorb water and thus changes its dimensions, this typical PA property must be taken into account when designing polyamide components. 
Regardless of the tolerance requirements or whether a fibre reinforced nylon is to be machined, Ensinger has the right solutions in terms of parameters and tools. Thanks to our broad base of equipment, we have suitable machines for nylon CNC machining in the areas of polyamide turning (nylon turning) and polyamide milling (nylon milling) for a wide range of component geometries.

Machining Nylon - PA plastic for machining

The machinablity of nylon varies depending on the type of nylon used. For example, there are differences between machining the hard nylon 6 and 66 versus the machining of the more soft and flexible PA12. Thanks to the extensive experience of our team, we are able to machine any type while maintaining high quality. Even machining glass filled nylon offers little challenge. We are able to machine nylon components from the following modified polyamides:
TECAMID 12 natural
TECAST L yellow
Nylon Polyamid 6 certified for aerospace applications
TECAMID 66 GF30 black
TECAMID 6 FRT natural

In addition to the polyamide stock shapes listed above, injection molded PA blanks or individual PA profiles and PA tubes can also be machined. 
Our qualified team will be happy to advise you on this in order to find the most efficient material and process for your application!

Nylon machined parts - application examples

Through feed filler

  • High degree of toughness
  • Resistant to oils, greases and fuels
  • Good abrasion resistance

Machined TECAMID 6 natural

(from MAJA-Maschinenfabrik Hermann Schill GmbH & Co. KG)

Electrical bracket for airplane made from TECAMID 66 GF35 natural

Electrical bracket

Used in the structure area of aircrafts

  • Very stiff
  • Good heat deflection temperature
  • Resistant to many oils, greases and fuels
  • Good wear properties
  • Very good strength
  • High dimensional stability

Extruded and machined TECAMID 66 GF35 natural.

AR Application example: Gear Wheel

You can take a closer look at Ensinger's gear wheel made of TECAMID 6 natural by zooming and rotating here: