VICTREX™ GEAR SOLUTIONS

High-Performance Polymer Gears Made with VICTREX HPG™ Polymers

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GEAR INNOVATION FROM EVERY ANGLE

 

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Through all stages - from your original idea to the mass production of your gear - Victrex has the proprietary capabilities and expertise to support you in the best possible way. Victrex Gear Solutions include high-precision gear design, prototyping, testing and manufacturing capabilities using VICTREX HPG™ polymers that help our customers gain a competitive advantage whilst focusing on their core strength.

Capabilities

CAPABILITIES

Proven Track Record in Precision Polymer Gears

35+ years of experience in engineering and injection-moulding precision polymer gears

Polymer-Specific Design Approach

We use a unique shape-optimised gear design method to design high-precision moulded gears that maximise the benefits of VICTREX HPG™ gears

Custom Commercial Analysis Packages

To predict polymer gear performance

System Level Approach

We approach gear design by working with our customers to understand the entire system, not just the gear

Accelerating Time-to-Validation

Integrated Prototyping Services

To quickly and cost-effectively reflect production intent and accelerate overall time to market



Polymer and/or Metal Prototypes

Ability to produce a wide range of polymer and/or metal prototypes using various processes






On-site Component Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) Analysis

To validate design and evaluate gear mesh performance






Managing Capacity to Meet Your Demand

On-Site Tool Shop

Providing faster lead times for product development




On-site Injection Moulding

Enabling precise and fully automated high-volume production of high- performing precision gears




Quality

Quality

Consistently Meeting Industry Standards

Online Quality Inspection

State-of- the-art equipment and analysis software to ensure maximum precision

Highest Quality System Standards

ISO 9001:2015 registered, GADSL List 02/2017; IATF 16949 in 2019


On-site Quality Control lab

To verify net shape and in-spec parts

Global Business Development & Technical Team

To deliver value to customers across the globe

Global Business Development

Dedicated experts that understand customers needs and support your gear project

Expertise across the Globe

With Gear Competence Centre in the USA and technology centres in the UK, China and Japan

Established Partner Network

To support regional manufacturing

Benefits

BENEFITS

IT’S TIME TO RETHINK METAL GEARS

Across all industry sectors, there is an increased need for cost-effective high-performing, high-precision gears that work quietly and reliably even in the most demanding applications. VICTREX™ PEEK polymer solutions – including the VICTREX HPG™ (High-Performance Gear) product family – have increasingly become a viable alternative where traditional metal components have been specified but no longer meet customer needs.

VICTREX HPG™ polymer gears have been found to be a viable and cost-effective replacement of metal gears, enabling:



Cost Reduction Potential for Mass Production

Due to economical one-step injection-moulding manufacturing process

Reduced Part Cost

By eliminating secondary machining, hardening, or finishing operations and less scrap generated

Reduced System Cost

Through reducing weight, inertia and system complexity

GEAR SOLUTIONS BEYOND METAL PERFORMANCE

Compared to metal gears, VICTREX HPG™ polymers enable a range of performance benefits

Lower Energy Consumption

Due to up to 70% less weight, and improved responsiveness with up to 80% reduced moment of inertia

Improved NVH Performance

Up to 50% (3 dB) reduced NVH eliminate gear whine and support driving comfort

Reliable Performance in Aggressive Environments

Chemical and corrosion resistance, vibration isolating properties, low CoF

Efficient and fast manufacturing that helps accelerate your time to the market


Possibility of Hybrid Technology

With overmoulded inserts of metal, composites or other plastics

Precise and Repeatable Manufacturing

Ensuring net shape components with tight tolerances

Environmentally-Friendly

100 % recyclable material and one-step injection moulding process vs. machined metal process that generates large amounts of scrap

Working with us

Working with us

We thrive on challenging the status quo – finding new ways to solve complex design challenges that address the needs of today and the megatrends affecting tomorrow. We are proud to be responsible for many world-leading firsts that have shaped the polymers industry.

By working with Victrex you will not only benefit from unparalleled PEEK expertise but also enjoy a fast and tailored 360° development process from initial concept to mass production of state-of-the-art gears that help

  • IMPROVE COMPONENT PERFORMANCE
  • REDUCE TOTAL SYSTEM COST
  • ACCELERATE OVERALL TIME-TO-MARKET
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Get in touch now and let’s talk about your next gear project.

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