nylon machined components

Nylon/PA 6 Machining Overview

Nylon is one of the most widely used engineering plastic. The good impact strength, resistance to many grease, very good wear resistance, and great sliding performance of this material can not be replaced by other plastics. For some modified nylon material, it is better to the pre-heating before machining. 

Nylon/PA 6 Machining Guide

PA 6 Sawing
plastic sawing

Material 

Rotate Speed [rpm]

Circular Pitch

Nylon Virgin

2000~2600

31~38

Nylon Modified

2400~2800

20~24

PA 6 Drilling

Material 

Number of Teeth

Helix Angle

Approach Angle

Cutting Speed

[rpm]

Feed Force

[mm/r]


Nylon Virgin

Z2

25

90

50~150

0.1~0.3

Nylon Reinforced

Z2

25

100

80~100

0.1~0.3

Note: Only for Keward Plastics. It is better to do pre-heating when the diameter of pa 6 glass fiber filled plastic is larger than 100mm.

PA 6 Milling
plastic milling

Material 

Number of Teeth

Cutting Speed

[rpm]


Feed Force

[mm/r]

Nylon Virgin

Z2~Z4

250~500

0.1~0.45

Nylon Reinforced

Z2~Z4

80~150

0.05~0.4

PA 6 Turning

Material 

Relief Angle

Approach Angle

Corner

Cutting Speed

[rpm]

Feed Force

[mm/r]

Nylon Virgin

6~10

0~5

45~60

250~500

0.1~0.5

Nylon Reinforced

6~8

2~8

45~60

80~150

0.1~0.5

Note: Only for Keward Plastics.

Nylon/PA 6 Heat Treatment

Material 

Heating

Keeping

Cooling

PA 6

3h heating to 90℃, then 3h heating to 160℃

1h/10mm thickness

cooling to 40℃ at speed of 20℃/h

Note: Only for Keward Plastics. The heat treatment above is a rough numbers, and only suit for the components which the thickness is less than 50mm. If the thickness is larger than 50mm, Please Send Us Email.