Nylon bolts are a versatile and effective fastener option when metals such as steel or aluminum are not optimal choices because of the environment or product they are to be used in. Because fasteners come in a wide range of nylon and thermoplastics, it’s important to consult with a fastener material expert such as the fastener specialists at Electronic Fasteners in Canton, MA.
Nylon fasteners offer a number of benefits, including:
- Higher tensile strength than aluminum
- Corrosion resistant
- UV resistant
- Higher wear resistance than aluminum
In fact, nylon bolts are one of the most popular fasteners in the world because all grades of nylon plastic maintain great strength, offer extremely good wear resistance and can withstand continuous contact with a variety of chemicals, alkalis, and dilute acids. Economically, Nylon is an excellent material for producing reliable, efficient fasteners.
Nylon bolts are often used when high mechanical strength, great rigidity, and good stability under heat is required. It’s well-suited for use in electrical and mechanical products because it reduces maintenance compared to other materials. Additionally, nylon bolts are a great replacement for bronze, brass, aluminum, steel and other metals when it’s necessary to reduce weight and noise from metal-to-metal contact. For these reasons, it’s often used for machine screws, washers and stampings, gears and other low- to medium-stress components previously manufactured in metal such as ball bearing cages, appliances, and business machines.
A variety of plastics can be used to manufacture nylon bolts. For example, acetal may be used to increase durability while minimizing water absorption. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is used to enhance the ability to resist environmental elements. Polypropylene, on the other hand, helps increase both durability and strength – preferred for nylon fasteners often used in electronics, telecommunications, computers and cars.
If you’d like to explore the wide world of nylon bolts further, contact the fastener specialists here at Electronic Fasteners.