TECAST VEKTON™ cast nylon 6, available in a variety of grades, offers a combination of good mechanical properties, excellent bearing and wear characteristics, and the large-size capabilities of the casting process. Its fatigue resistance, noise damping ability, corrosion resistance, and lightweight make TECAST VEKTON™ ideal for metal replacement applications, such as bearings, gears, sheaves, and sprockets. At one-eighth the weight of bronze, TECAST VEKTON™ is easier to handle and maintain than metals such as iron, aluminum, brass, and bronze, which it typically replaces in industrial wear applications.
Other materials that TECAST VEKTON™ commonly replaces because of its superior performance are laminated phenolics, elastomers, and wood. TECAST VEKTON™ has excellent wear and abrasion resistance, resulting in extended component life and lower maintenance cost. Its formulations are readily available in rod, plate, and tube. Nonstandard shapes, such as rings, discs, and blocks can be economically produced in small quantities with short lead times. Custom parts can be cast-to-size or near-net-shape with relatively inexpensive tooling.
Its unique combination of strength, wear resistance, toughness, machinability, and corrosion resistance make TECAST VEKTON™ cast nylon ideal for bearings, thrust washers, bushings, wear pads, sheaves, rollers, gears, sprockets, and wheels. TECAST VEKTON™ is commonly used in construction equipment, material handling systems, amusement park rides, pulp and paper processing equipment, steel mills and industrial equipment.
|Properties||ASTM Test Method||Units||
Tecast Vekton® 6PA
|Tecast Vekton® 6XAU||Tecast Vekton® 6PAM, 6PAG||Tecast Vekton® 6PAL|
|Specific Gravity||D792||g/cc||1.15 - 1.16||1.15 - 1.16||1.15 - 1.17||1.14 - 1.15|
|Water Absorption, @ 24 hours, 73°F||D570||%||1.2||1.2||1.2||0.75|
|Tensile Strength @ Yield, 73°F||D638||psi||10,000||11,000||11,000||8,800|
|Elongation @ Break, 73°F||D638||%||25||20||20||25|
|Flexural Strength, 73°F||D790||psi||12,500||12,500||12,500||12,500|
|Flexural Modulus, 73°F||D790||psi||350,000||350,000||350,000||325,000|
|Izod Impact Strength, 73°F||D256||ft-lbs/in||0.6||0.7||0.6||1.2|
|Rockwell Hardness, 73°F||D785||R Scale||115||115||115||100|
|Wear Factor Against Steel, 40 psi, 50 fpm||D3702||in3/hr x 1/PV||200 x 10-10||-||-||-|
|Dynamic Coefficient of Friction, 40 psi, 50 fpm||D3702||-||0.26||-||-||-|
|Heat Deflection Temperature|
|@ 66 psi||D648||°F||370||370||370||-|
|@ 264 psi||D648||°F||200||200||200||-|
|Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion||D696||in/in/°F||4.0 x 10-5||4.0 x 10-5||4.0 x 10-5||4.0 x 10-5|
|Maximum Servicing Temperature,|
|Dielectric Constant, @ 60 Hz, 73°F, 50% RH||D150||-||3.7||3.7||3.7||-|
NOTE: The information contained herein are typical values intended for reference and comparison purposes only. They should NOT be used as a basis for design specifications or quality control. Contact us for manufacturers' complete material property datasheets. All values at 73°F (23°C) unless otherwise noted.