Nylon CNC Machining

Nylon CNC Machining

Offering top-of-the-line Nylon CNC Machining services with fast turnaround times.

Whether you need quick-turn prototypes or high-volume nylon 66 machined parts, we've got you covered. ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485, and AS9100D certified.

Nylon CNC Machining

Nylon is a synthetic polymer, specifically a type of polyamide, known for its strength, flexibility, and durability. Due to its properties, CNC-machined nylon parts are often used in gears, bushings, rollers, spacers, and other components where durability and reduced friction are essential. Nylon is relatively easy to machine. It can be milled, turned, and drilled using standard CNC equipment. However, due to its softer nature compared to metals, care must be taken to avoid excessive heat generation which could melt or deform the material.

Nylon 66 (often written as Nylon 6,6 or PA 66) is a specific type of polyamide and is one of the most commonly used nylons. The "66" designation refers to the fact that it is synthesized from hexamethylene diamine and adipic acid, each containing 6 carbon atoms. Nylon 66 is a widely-used engineering thermoplastic due to its balanced combination of strength, temperature resistance, and wear characteristics. CNC machining in nylon 66 results in inexpensive, high-performance parts.

Why Choose Dadesin for Nylon CNC Machining Services

Strict Quality Management

Our inspection instruments include German Zeiss CMM, Wanhao image measuring instrument, Hitachi handheld spectrometer, Mitutoyo roughness measuring instrument, etc.

Our Certification

Dadesin was full certificated by ISO9001:2015, IATF16949:2016.

fast Delivery

Dadesin has 200+ sets of high precision CNC machining and CNC milling centers and we can take your project from engineering design to delivery faster than our competitors.

Quality Assurance

Full inspection service for all projects.

Nylon 66 Material Properties

Nylon 66, often denoted as nylon 6-6 or PA 66, is a variant of nylon with a more structured molecular arrangement. This structure enhances its mechanical strengths, making it superior in temperature resistance and water absorption than regular nylon 6. It's commonly used in wear pads, guide wheels, and slide bearings.

Nylon 66

General Nylon 66 Properties

Tensile Strength, Yield (MPa) Elongation at Break (%) Melting point (°C) Hardness (Shore D) Heat Deflection Temperature (°C)
30-98 1-300 197-266 78-88 75-428

Nylon At a Glance

Application CNC machining produces parts with excellent mechanical properties, accuracy and repeatability from metal and plastic. 3-axis & 5-axis CNC milling available.
Advantages Excellent mechanical properties,High accuracy & repeatabillity
Weaknesses Greater geometry restrictions than 3D printing
Lead Time Typically, it takes a minimum of 3 days to produce magnesium parts, and this duration may extend for complex or internationally sourced components.
Price $$$
Tolerances a tolerance of about 0.005 inches (0.13mm) is generally attainable.
Wall Thickness The minimum wall thickness for magnesium parts is approximately 0.80 mm (about 0.03 inches). This value might vary based on the ratio of wall thickness to planar dimension.
Max part size 200 x 80 x 100 cm

Custom Nylon Parts

Communication equipment housing

Communication equipment housing

Aluminum housing

Aluminum housing

CNC aluminum housing

CNC aluminum housing

Vehicle part

Vehicle part

Aluminum alloy motor housing cover

Aluminum alloy motor housing cover


Finishes and Post-Processing Options

Nylon 66, due to its strength and versatility, can undergo various finishes.

As Machined: CNC machining in nylon 66 will often leave an excellent surface finish. Xometry machinists achieve this with sharp HSS (high-speed steel) cutting tools with appropriate high rake and relief angles.

Bead Blasting: Bead blasting can be used on Nylon 66 to create a uniform, matte appearance. However, care should be taken to ensure that the process doesn't compromise the structural integrity of finer or more detailed features.

Dying: Nylon 66 is receptive to dyeing, especially if the material hasn't been stabilized or filled. The dyeing process can change the color of Nylon 66 parts, often providing a uniform color throughout the material. It's a common method to achieve specific colors, especially when a particular color is needed, and it's not feasible to produce colored Nylon 66 at the source.

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Our in-house equipment includes 5-axis mills with edge finding equipment, ZEISS CMMs, Olympus XRF analyzers, and a range of cutting tools for efficient chip removal. We can guarantee the nylon material will be the exact material that you need for your project and can ensure the right tolerances according to your needs. Take our services out for a test drive: send us your CAD files to see our fair pricing rate and fast speeds for yourself.

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Nylon CNC Machining FAQs

  • What is nylon?

    Nylon is a durable and versatile synthetic polymer, commonly known as a type of polyamide, used in textiles, engineering, and more.

  • How does nylon 66 differ from other types of nylon?

    Nylon 66 has a specific molecular structure derived from hexamethylene diamine and adipic acid, which gives it enhanced mechanical properties and temperature resistance compared to other nylons.

  • How does CNC machining affect nylon's properties?

    CNC machining nylon is efficient and precise, but care must be taken to prevent excessive heat generation which might deform or melt the material.

  • Can nylon parts be dyed to a specific color?

    Yes, nylon, especially nylon 66, can be effectively dyed, often providing a uniform color throughout.

  • Is bead blasting recommended for nylon parts?

    Bead blasting can give nylon parts a matte finish, but one must be cautious not to damage fine details or compromise the part's integrity.

  • How does nylon compare to other plastics in terms of strength and flexibility?

    Nylon is often favored for its blend of strength, flexibility, and wear resistance, especially when compared to other common plastics like polyethylene or PVC.


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