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Advice on Machining Nylon 11?

Advice on Machining Nylon 11?

Advice on Machining Nylon 11?

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The part is about 3" OD 6061-T6 that is also fairly hollow. This will be coated in Nylon 11. I require tolerances of plus-minus .0005. Reason for this tolerance, guaranteed interference fit.

Obviously, they can't coat to that spec. I now need to rely on machining the nylon. It's a coating thickness that will be .006-.008

Can you grind this stuff?
Shave?
Polish to size?
Roll to size?
Turn on lathe?

Any suggestions and experiences with this stuff appreciated.

RE: Advice on Machining Nylon 11?

If you can use nylon with some molybdenum sulfide added, it will machine (lathe turn) much better than plain nylon 11.

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