Resin Plate Charateristics

Select materials below to see individual properties
  • MC Nylon®
  • Polyacetal
  • Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene
  • Fluorine
  • PEEK
  • PPS
  • ABS
  • PBT
  • Unilate
  • EpoxyGlass
  • Bakelite
  • Ceramics

MC Nylon®

MC Nylon® Standard (Blue)
blue Material Name MC Nylon® (MC901)
Grade Standard
Generic Name MC901
Common Uses Wheels, Gears, Sprokets, Rollers, Bearings, Slide Plates, and Guides.
Features MC Nylon® is the most widely used thermoplastic in the engineering world. It has good mechanical strength
and resistive to abrasion. Material has strong impact resistance. Meant for use in dry environments due to its ability to absorb water. Also good for use in wearing situations with bearings and gears etc.
Appearance MC Nylon® comes in many different colors (blue, ivory, black, green, etc.) but does not affect its mechanical properties.
Stripes can be seen on upper and lower surfaces as a result of the manufacturing process.
Machinability MC Nylon® has good machinability but is not as good as Polyacetal. Material is slightly sticky.
Caution None
Charateristics
Electrical Properties Recommended Operating Temperature - C Dimensional Stability Abrasion Resistance Impact Resistance Sliding Properties
Insulative -40C to 120C Acceptable Good Good Good

MC Nylon® Standard (Ivory)
Ivory Material Name MC Nylon®
Grade Standard
Generic Name MC901NC
Common Uses Wheels, Gears, Sprokets, Rollers, Bearings, Slide Plates, and Guides.
Features MC Nylon® is the most widely used thermoplastic in the engineering world. It has good mechanical strength and resistive to abrasion. Material has strong impact resistance. Meant for use in dry environments due to its ability to absorb water. Also good for use in wearing situations with bearings and gears etc.
Appearance MC Nylon® comes in many different colors (blue, ivory, black, green, etc.) but does not affect its mechanical properties. Stripes can be seen on upper and lower surfaces as a result of the manufacturing process.
Machinability MC Nylon® has good machinability but is not as good as Polyacetal. Material is slightly sticky.
Caution None
Charateristics
Electrical Properties Recommended Operating Temperature - C Dimensional Stability Abrasion Resistance Impact Resistance Sliding Properties
Insulation -40C to 120C Acceptable Good Good Good

MC Nylon® Sliding (Purple)
Purple Material Name MC Nylon® (MC703HL)
Grade Sliding
Generic Name MC703HL
Common Uses Slide Plates, Guides, Cams, Gears, Rollers, and Bearings.
Features Similar mechanical properties to standard grade MC Nylon® in terms of its abrasive resistance and mechanical strength but offers a lower coefficient of dynamic friction. This offers excelled sliding properties.
Appearance Rough feel due to special additive for sliding. Stripes can be seen on upper and lower surfaces as a result of the manufacturing process.
Machinability MC Nylon® has good machinability but is not as good as Polyacetal. Material is slightly sticky.
Caution Do not use for processing of food oils for fats.
Charateristics
Electrical Properties Recommended Operating Temperature - C Dimensional Stability Abrasion Resistance Impact Resistance Sliding Properties
Insulation -40C to 120C Acceptable Good Excellent Excellent

MC Nylon® High Strength (Dark Brown)
Dark Brown Material Name MC Nylon®
Grade High Strength
Generic Name MC602ST
Common Uses Bearings, Rollers, Gears,
Features Higher Glass Transition Temperature than standard grade MC Nylon®. High mechanical strength properties.
Appearance Stripes can be seen on upper and lower surfaces as a result of the manufacturing process.
Machinability Same as standard type but material is harder.
Caution None
Charateristics
Electrical Properties Recommended Operating Temperature - C(℃) Dimensional Stability Abrasion Resistance Impact Resistance Sliding Properties
Insulation Ambient ~150C Acceptable Good Good Good

MC Nylon® Electric Conductive CDR2 (Black)
Black Material Name MC Nylon®
Grade Electric Conductive CDR2
Generic Name MC501CD R2
Common Uses Guides for semiconductors and electronics, and Electrification prevention.
Features Has the highest conductivity of all conductive grade MC Nylon®. Suitable for use when the quick conductivity is required
Appearance Stripes can be seen on upper and lower surfaces as a result of the manufacturing process. White text R2 is printed on large surface.
Machinability Same ease as standard type. Material contains carbon and is harder than the standard type.
Caution Do not use as a heating element, contact point, or electric terminal.
Charateristics
Electrical Properties Recommended Operating Temperature - C Dimensional Stability Abrasion Resistance Impact Resistance Sliding Properties
Conductive Ambient ~120C Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable Good

MC Nylon® Electric Conductive CDR6 (Black)
黒 Material Name MC Nylon®
Grade Electric Conductive CDR6
Generic Name MC501CD R6
Common Uses Guides for semiconductors and electronics, and Electrification prevention.
Features Most economical of all conductive grade MC Nylon®. Has electrical properties between conductive and antistatic.
Appearance Stripes can be seen on upper and lower surfaces as a result of the manufacturing process. Yellow text R6 is printed on large surface.
Machinability Same ease as standard type. Material contains carbon and is harder than the standard type.
Caution Do not use as a heating element, contact point, or electric terminal.
Charateristics
Electrical Properties Recommended Operating Temperature - C Dimensional Stability Abrasion Resistance Impact Resistance Sliding Properties
Antistatic Ambient ~120C Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable Good

MC Nylon® Electric Conductive CDR9 (Black)
Black Material Name MC Nylon®
Grade Electric Conductive CDR9
Generic Name MC501CD R9
Common Uses Guides for semiconductors and electronics, and Electrification prevention.
Features Electrical properties are completely antistatic
Appearance Stripes can be seen on upper and lower surfaces as a result of the manufacturing process. Green text R9 is printed on large surface.
Machinability Same ease as standard type. Material contains carbon and is harder than the standard type.
Caution Do not use as a heating element, contact point, or electric terminal.
Charateristics
Electrical Properties Recommended Operating Temperature - C Dimensional Stability Abrasion Resistance Impact Resistance Sliding Properties
Antistatic Ambient ~150C Acceptable Good Acceptable Good

MC Nylon® Weather Resistant (Dark Gray)
Dark Gray Material Name MC Nylon®
Grade Weather Resistant
Generic Name MC801
Common Uses Rollers, Guides, Slide Guides, Conveyor wheels.
Features Excels in weather resistance and abrasive resistance. Can be used outdoors over a long period of time.
Appearance Stripes can be seen on upper and lower surfaces as a result of the manufacturing process.
Machinability Same as Standard Grade
Caution None
Charateristics
Electrical Properties Recommended Operating Temperature - C Dimensional Stability Abrasion Resistance Impact Resistance Sliding Properties
Insulative Ambient ~120C Acceptable Excellent Acceptable Good

Polyacetal

Polyacetal Standard (White)
White Material Name Polyacetal
Grade Standard
Generic Name POM Duracon
Common Uses Cams, Guides, Liners, Insulator, Products w/ high dimensional requirements.
Features Equivalent to Duracon®. Possesses a low water absorption property
Appearance Upper and lower surfaces look and feel smooth. Resin flow marks show as a result of the manfuacturing process.
Machinability Good Machinability
Caution None
Charateristics
Electrical Properties Recommended Operating Temperature - C Dimensional Stability Abrasion Resistance Impact Resistance Sliding Properties
Insulative -45C ~90C Good Acceptable Excellent Good

Polyacetal Standard (Black)
Black Material Name Polyacetal
Grade Standard
Generic Name POM Duracon
Common Uses Cams, Guides, Liners, Insulator, Products w/ high dimensional requirements.
Features Equivalent to Duracon®. Possesses a low water absorption property
Appearance Upper and lower surfaces look and feel smooth. Resin flow marks show as a result of the manfuacturing process.
Machinability Good Machinability
Charateristics
Electrical Properties Recommended Operating Temperature - C Dimensional Stability Abrasion Resistance Impact Resistance Sliding Properties
Insulative -45C ~95C Good Acceptable Excellent Good

Polyacetal Sliding (White)
White Material Name Polyacetal
Grade Sliding
Generic Name -
Common Uses Liners, Slide Plates, Guides, Bearings, Rollers, Food Processing
Features Small heat generation during sliding allows for less demanding power requirements.
Appearance Upper and lower surfaces look and feel smooth. Resin flow marks show as a result of the manfuacturing process.
Machinability Good Machinability
Caution None
Charateristics
Electrical Properties Recommended Operating Temperature - C Dimensional Stability Abrasion Resistance Impact Resistance Sliding Properties
Insulative -45C ~95C Good Excellent Excellent Excellent

Polyacetal Electric Conductive (Ocher)
Ocher Material Name Polyacetal
Grade Electric Conductive
Generic Name -
Common Uses Liners, Slide Plates, Guides, Bearings, Rollers, Food Processing
Features Effective for antistatic application.
Appearance Resin flow lines not highly visable like standard grade.
Machinability Same as Standard type.
Caution None
Charateristics
Electrical Properties Recommended Operating Temperature - C Dimensional Stability Abrasion Resistance Impact Resistance Sliding Properties
Insulative Ambient ~80C Acceptable Good Excellent Good

Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene

Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Standard (Milky White)
Milky White Material Name Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene
Grade Standard
Generic Name UHPE, UHMWPE, New Lite®
Common Uses Guide Rails, Chain Guides, Chain Conveyors, Rollers, Screws, etc.
Features Low specific gravity and lightweight. Great sliding properties and abrasion resistance.
Appearance Clear white. Pullout marks are visible in the extruded direction. Surfaces feel smooth.
Machinability Hard to machine due to soft material. Extra care should be taken when fixing or pinning material.
Caution Storing against walls causes warpage. Make sure material is clamped sufficiently before machining.
Charateristics
Electrical Properties Recommended Operating Temperature - C Dimensional Stability Abrasion Resistance Impact Resistance Sliding Properties
Insulative -100C ~80C Acceptable Excellent Does not Break Excellent

Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Electric Conductive (Black)
Black Material Name Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene
Grade Electric Conductive
Generic Name -
Common Uses Food Processing, Packaging, Material Handling, & Electrification prevention.
Features Low specific gravity and lightweight. Great sliding properties and abrasion resistance. Excellent electrical conductivity
Appearance Black. Pullout marks are visible in the extruded direction. Surfaces feel smooth.
Machinability Hard to machine due to soft material. Extra care should be taken when fixing or pinning material.
Caution Do not use as a heating element or as contact points or terminals.
Charateristics
Electrical Properties Recommended Operating Temperature - C Dimensional Stability Abrasion Resistance Impact Resistance Sliding Properties
Conductive -100C ~80C Acceptable Good Does not Break Good

Fluorine

Fluorine Standard (White)
White Material Name Fluorine
Grade Standard
Generic Name Teflon, PTFE
Common Uses Semiconductor, Liquid Crystal, Electronics, and Medical related equipment.
Features Great chemical and heat resistance. Equivalent to Teflon.
Appearance Upper and lower surfaes look and feel very smooth.
Machinability Hard to machine. Material is soft and can become swollen.
Caution Storing against walls causes warpage. Make sure material is clamped sufficiently before machining.
Charateristics
Electrical Properties Recommended Operating Temperature - C Dimensional Stability Abrasion Resistance Impact Resistance Sliding Properties
Insulative -40C ~250C Poor~Acceptable Good Excellent Excellent

Fluorine Electric Conductive (White)
White Material Name Fluorine
Grade Electric Conductive
Generic Name -
Common Uses Semiconductor, Liquid Crystal, and Electronics related equipment.
Features Great heating resistance and chemcial resistance. Effective for antistatic applications.
Appearance Feels less smooth than the standard type while maintaining sliding characteristics.
Machinability Hard to machine. Material is soft and can become swollen.
Caution Do not use as a heating element or as contact points or terminals.
Charateristics
Electrical Properties Recommended Operating Temperature - C Dimensional Stability Abrasion Resistance Impact Resistance Sliding Properties
Conductive Ambient ~250C Acceptable Good Excellent Good

PEEK

PEEK Standard (Ash Brown)
Ash Brown Material Name PEEK
Grade Standard
Generic Name PEEK
Common Uses Semiconductor, Liquid Crystal, Electronics related Industries as well as Precision Instrument parts.
Features Well balanced in heating resistance, insulation, dimensional stability, chemical resistance, abrasion resistance, and machinability.
Appearance Upper and lower surfaces are glossy. Resin flow lines can be seen from material processing. Flow lines can be removed by milling.
Machinability Good machinability howver, there is the potential for chipping during high milling speeds. Choose slow milling speeds to avoid chips. When drilling a hole, the reference feed speed when entering material is 0.1 mm per rotation.
Caution None
Charateristics
Electrical Properties Recommended Operating Temperature - C Dimensional Stability Abrasion Resistance Impact Resistance Sliding Properties
Insulative -50C ~250C Good Good Excellent Good

PEEK Sliding (Black)
Black Material Name PEEK
Grade Sliding
Generic Name -
Common Uses Semiconductor, Liquid Crystal, Electronics related Industries as well as Precision Instrument parts.
Features Similar to standard type with better sliding capabilities.
Appearance Upper and lower surfaces are glossy. Resin flow lines can be seen from material processing. Flow lines can be removed by milling.
Machinability Good machinability howver, there is the potential for chipping during high milling speeds. Choose slow milling speeds to avoid chips. When drilling a hole, the reference feed speed when entering material is 0.1 mm per rotation.
Caution Do not use as a heating element or as contact points or terminals.
Charateristics
Electrical Properties Recommended Operating Temperature - C Dimensional Stability Abrasion Resistance Impact Resistance Sliding Properties
Insulative/Conductive Mix Ambient ~250C Good Good Acceptable Good

PEEK Electric Conductive (Black)
Black Material Name PEEK
Grade Electric Conductive
Generic Name -
Common Uses Semiconductor, Liquid Crystal, Electronics related Industries as well as Precision Instrument parts.
Features Lower Specific Volume Resistivity is lower than standard. Excels in conductivity.
Appearance Upper and lower surfaces are glossy. Resin flow lines can be seen from material processing. Flow lines can be removed by milling.
Machinability Good machinability howver, there is the potential for chipping during high milling speeds. Choose slow milling speeds to avoid chips. When drilling a hole, the reference feed speed when entering material is 0.1 mm per rotation.
Caution Do not use as a heating element or as contact points or terminals.
Charateristics
Electrical Properties Recommended Operating Temperature - C Dimensional Stability Abrasion Resistance Impact Resistance Sliding Properties
Conductive Ambient ~250C Good Good Good Good

PPS

PPS Standard (Natural Color)
Natural Color Material Name PPS
Grade Standard
Generic Name PPS
Common Uses Semiconductor, Liquid Crystal, Electronics related Industries as well as Precision Instrument parts.
Features Offers many of the same features as PEEK in terms of heat and chemical resistance and dimensional stability but far more economical.
Appearance Upper and lower surfaces are glossy. Resin flow lines can be seen from material processing. Flow lines can be removed by milling.
Machinability Good machinability howver, there is the potential for chipping during high milling speeds. Choose slow milling speeds to avoid chips. When drilling a hole, the reference feed speed when entering material is 0.1 mm per rotation.
Caution PPS generates an oxide film when exposed to light and heat that can make it appear brown but it doesn't affect is physical and mechanical properties.
Charateristics
Electrical Properties Recommended Operating Temperature - C Dimensional Stability Abrasion Resistance Impact Resistance Sliding Properties
Insulative Ambient ~190C Good Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable

PPS Abrasion Resistant (Blue)
Blue Material Name PPS
Grade Abrasion Resistant
Generic Name -
Generic Name Bushings, Guides, Slide Plates, Thrust Washers, Etc.
Features Great abrasion resistance and sliding capabilities. Better dimensional stability than standard type.
Appearance Upper and lower surfaces are glossy. Resin flow lines can be seen from material processing. Flow lines can be removed by milling.
Machinability Good machinability howver, there is the potential for chipping during high milling speeds. Choose slow milling speeds to avoid chips. When drilling a hole, the reference feed speed when entering material is 0.1 mm per rotation.
Caution Addition of color prevents browning.
Charateristics
Electrical Properties Recommended Operating Temperature - C Dimensional Stability Abrasion Resistance Impact Resistance Sliding Properties
Antistatic Ambient ~220C Excellent Excellent Excellent Good

ABS

ABS Standard (Natural Color)
Natural Color Material Name ABS
Grade Standard
Generic Name ABS
Common Uses Prototypes, Exterior Cases, and Mechanical Components.
Features Excels in adhesion and machinability. Frequently used in prototyping.
Appearance Top and bottom surfaces are glossy and smooth in thicknesses up to 10 mm.
Machinability Good Machinability
Caution None
Charateristics
Electrical Properties Recommended Operating Temperature - C Dimensional Stability Abrasion Resistance Impact Resistance Sliding Properties
Insulation Ambient ~50C Excellent Acceptable Excellent Acceptable

PBT

PBT Standard (White)
White Material Name PBT
Grade Standard
Generic Name -
Common Uses Prototypes, Exterior Cases, and Mechanical Components.
Features Excels in heating resistance, dimensional stability, and insulation
Appearance Marks can be seen on upper and lower surfaces as a result of the manufacturing process.
Machinability Good
Caution None
Charateristics
Electrical Properties Recommended Operating Temperature - C Dimensional Stability Abrasion Resistance Impact Resistance Sliding Properties
Insulation Ambient ~120C Good Acceptable Good Acceptable~Good

Unilate®

Unilate® Standard (Natural Brown)
Natural Brown Material Name Unilate®
Grade Standard
Generic Name Unilate®
Common Uses Semiconductor and Electronics related equipment and various pallet and tray applications.
Features High heating resistance, voltage resistance, strength and machinability. This material is not annealed.
Appearance Top and bottom surfaces are very smooth.
Machinability Relatively Good.
Caution None
Charateristics
Electrical Properties Recommended Operating Temperature - C Dimensional Stability Abrasion Resistance Impact Resistance Sliding Properties
Insulation Ambient ~120C Good Acceptable Good Acceptable

Epoxy Glass

Epoxy Glass Standard (Green)
Green Material Name Epoxy Glass
Grade Standard
Generic Name Glass Epoxy
Common Uses Insolator, Heat insolator
Features Good heat resistance, heat insulation and electrical insulation.
Appearance Cut surfarces are off white. Top and bottom surfaces are glossy and smooth.
Machinability Drilling or cutting in the lamination direction may cause cracks.
Caution Do not cut in the direction of lamination.
Charateristics
Electrical Properties Recommended Operating Temperature - C Dimensional Stability Abrasion Resistance Impact Resistance Sliding Properties
Insulation Ambient ~155C Good~Excellent Poor~Acceptable Poor Poor~Acceptable

Epoxy Glass High Temperature (Black)
Black Material Name Epoxy Glass
Grade High Temperature
Generic Name Glass Epoxy
Common Uses High Temperature Anti-static applications.
Features Excels in heating resistance, heat insulation and antistatic ability.
Appearance Top and bottom surfaces are not glossy but smooth.
Machinability Same as standard type
Caution None
Charateristics
Electrical Properties Recommended Operating Temperature - C Dimensional Stability Abrasion Resistance Impact Resistance Sliding Properties
Antistatic Ambient ~260C Good~Excellent Poor~Acceptable Poor Poor~Acceptable

Bakelite

Bakelite Paper Reinforced (Natural Color)
Natural Color Material Name Bakelite
Grade Paper Reinforced
Generic Name Laminated phenolformaldehyde resin with paper base.
Common Uses Base Plates, Insulation Applications, and various components.
Features General material used for insulation and heat resistant applications. Paper based bakelite is more inexpensive than the fabric based bakelite.
Appearance Natural color tone can vary from piece to piece. Top and bottom surfaces are glossy and smooth. Color can darken over time due to oxidation. This will not affect its properties. Black color will not change.
Machinability Good but dust can scatter and become problematic when machining.
Caution None
Charateristics
Electrical Properties Recommended Operating Temperature - C Dimensional Stability Abrasion Resistance Impact Resistance Sliding Properties
Insulation -50C ~100C Good Poor~Acceptable Very Poor Poor~Acceptable

Bakelite Paper Reinforced (Black)
Black Material Name Bakelite
Grade Paper Reinforced
Generic Name Laminated phenolformaldehyde resin with paper base.
Common Uses Base Plates, Insulation Applications, and various components.
Features General material used for insulation and heat resistant applications. Paper based bakelite is more inexpensive than the fabric based bakelite.
Appearance Natural color tone can vary from piece to piece. Top and bottom surfaces are glossy and smooth. Color can darken over time due to oxidation. This will not affect its properties. Black color will not change.
Machinability Good but dust can scatter and become problematic when machining.
Caution None
Charateristics
Electrical Properties Recommended Operating Temperature - C Dimensional Stability Abrasion Resistance Impact Resistance Sliding Properties
Insulation -50C ~100C Good Poor~Acceptable Very Poor Poor~Acceptable

Bakelite Cloth Reinforced (Natural Color)
Natural Color Material Name Bakelite
Grade Cloth Reinforced
Generic Name Laminated phenolformaldehyde resin with paper base.
Common Uses Base Plates, Insulation Applications, and various components.
Features General material used for insulation and heat resistant applications. Cloth based Bakelite has a higher strength than the paper-based material.
Appearance Top and bottom surfaces are smooth and have grains.
Machinability Less machanability than paper based. Fair but dust can scatter and become problematic when machining.
Caution None
Charateristics
Electrical Properties Recommended Operating Temperature - C Dimensional Stability Abrasion Resistance Impact Resistance Sliding Properties
Insulation -50C ~100C Good Poor~Acceptable Very Poor Poor~Acceptable

Ceramic

Ceramic Alumina 96 (White)
White Material Name Ceramic
Grade Alumina 96
Generic Name Ceramic
Common Uses Insulating and heat applications. Precision components
Features Excellent in abrasion, insulation and heating resistance. Low elastic deformation.
Appearance Top and bottom surfaces are very smooth
Machinability Poor
Caution None
Charateristics
Electrical Properties Recommended Operating Temperature - C Dimensional Stability Abrasion Resistance Impact Resistance Sliding Properties
Insulative Ambient~1300C Excellent Excellent Poor Excellent

Ceramic Alumina 99 (Off White)
Off White Material Name Ceramic
Grade Alumina 99
Generic Name Ceramic
Common Uses Insulating and heat applications. Precision components
Features Excellent in abrasion, insulation and heating resistance. Low elastic deformation.
Appearance Top and bottom surfaces are very smooth
Machinability Poor
Caution None
Charateristics
Electrical Properties Recommended Operating Temperature - C Dimensional Stability Abrasion Resistance Impact Resistance Sliding Properties
Insulative Ambient~1500C Excellent Excellent Poor Excellent

Ceramic Steatite
White Material Name Ceramic
Grade Steatite
Generic Name -
Common Uses Insulating and heat applications. Precision components
Features Excellent in abrasion, insulation and heating resistance. Low elastic deformation.
Appearance Top and bottom surfaces are very smooth
Machinability Poor
Caution None
Charateristics
Electrical Properties Recommended Operating Temperature - C Dimensional Stability Abrasion Resistance Impact Resistance Sliding Properties
Insulative Ambient~1000C Excellent Excellent Poor Excellent

Machinable Ceramic
Natural Color Material Name Ceramic
Grade Machinable
Generic Name -
Common Uses Insulating and heat applications. Precision components
Features Excellent in abrasion, insulation and heating resistance. Low elastic deformation.
Appearance Top and bottom surfaces are very smooth
Machinability Excellent. Can be machined into complex shapes. Precision finishing is possible.
Caution None
Charateristics
Electrical Properties Recommended Operating Temperature - C Dimensional Stability Abrasion Resistance Impact Resistance Sliding Properties
Insulative Ambient~1000C Excellent Excellent Poor Excellent

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