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Nylon Bushing

  • ISO 9001: 2015 Certified manufacturer
  • Self-lubricating nylon bushing sleeve
  • Various Materials and size
  • Low MOQ and Customizable

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Bushing MFG accepts orders for any type of Nylon Bushing made from special materials or custom bushing with a minimum quantity required.

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Nylon Bushing – Things to Know

What is a Nylon Bushing?

Nylon bushings are industrial grade bushings that excel at machine applications due to their naturally smooth nylon composition. While all bearings enable a sliding motion, nylon bearings are especially good at reducing friction due to their self-lubricating properties. Nylon bushings can come in any shape or size, and Bushing MFG can custom make them to meet your designs. Nylon bushings are especially beneficial due to their reduced noise and extended lifespan. Because of the smooth, durable nylon that is used to make them, nylon bushings last longer, extend the life of your machine, require less maintenance, and operate more quietly.

nylon bushing

nylon bushing

What Types of Nylon Bushings Are There?

Nylon is a synthetic material used for engineering and machining purposes. Nylons are named with numbers, like 11, 12, 6, and 66. These numbers come from their chemical makeup, as their molecular structures differ. There are many different types of nylon, but the two most common ones for nylon bearings are nylon 6 and nylon 66.

These two makeups of nylon are the most popular for machine applications because they are easy to mass produce in tube and sheet form. The ability to mold them easy from the polymer into common sizes brings down their costs significantly. Additionally, these two are two of the best nylons when it comes to enhancing self-lubricating properties and extending machine life. Their chemical makeup enables them to operate more quietly, reduce maintenance time and costs, and often eliminate the need for external lubrication.

What Are Nylon Bushes Used For?

Nylon bushes are fully customizable and come in various shapes and sizes. This makes them able to be used in a wide range of applications. Nylon bushes are often used in applications that would otherwise require a lot of lubrication and where the lubrication cannot be done daily. For locations deep inside of a machine or application, nylon bearings greatly reduce the time spent conducting otherwise unnecessary maintenance. Nylon bushes can be used in both light and heavy load areas, further extending their list of potential applications.

Below are the most frequent uses of nylon bushes:

  • Medical Equipment
  • Elevators
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Factories
  • Aerospace Equipment
  • Hydraulics
  • Automobiles
  • Textile Machines
  • Wind Turbines
  • Deep Space Telescopes
  • Nuclear Reprocessing Plants


Do Nylon Bushings Need Grease?

Nylon bushings normally do not need grease because of their self-lubricating properties. While traditional metal bearings require the use of grease or other external lubricants, nylon bearings have great self-lubricating properties that enable them to operate efficiently without the use of external lubrication. The smooth surfaces of the metal and the low conductive properties enable nylon bearings to operate with much less friction, which further reduces their need for lubrication. By using nylon bushings, you eliminate the need for grease and save money on maintenance costs.

Does Nylon Make a Good Bushing?

Nylon does make a good bushing. Due to its plastic nature, it thrives in applications that would easily wear out traditional metal bushings. Nylon bushings are highly durable, and their chemical makeup enables them to last longer under high-pressure applications and to operate more quietly and efficiently. Choosing nylon bushings saves costs and maintenance time while also getting rid of the hassle of applying lubrication to your bushings.

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