Nylon is a strong, stiff engineering plastic with outstanding bearing and wear properties. Nylon is frequently used to replace metal bearings and bushings often eliminating the need for external lubrication. Other benefits include a reduction in part weight, less operating noise, and decreased wear on mating parts.
Nylon is one of the most widely used and versatile thermoplastic materials. Nylons toughness, wear resistance, tensile strength and lubricity make it a good choice for many mechanical machine parts.