A PROVEN TRACK RECORD IN MANUFACTURING PRECISION POLYMER GEARS
40+ years of experience in engineering and injection-molding precision PEEK gears.
Polymer-specific design approachWe use a unique shape-optimized gear design method to produce high-precision molded gears that maximize the benefits of VICTREX HPG™ gears.
Custom commercial analysis packages
To predict the performance of your polymer gears.
System level approachWe approach gear design by working with our customers to understand the entire system, not just the workings of our polymer gears.
Integrated prototyping services
To quickly and cost-effectively reflect production intent and accelerate overall time to market.
Polymer and/or metal prototypes
The 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 molding
Enabling precise and fully automated high-volume production of high-performing precision polymer gears.
CONSISTENTLY MEETING INDUSTRY STANDARDS WITH OUR POLYMER GEARS
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.
To deliver value to customers across the globe.
Global business development
Dedicated experts that understand customers’ needs and support your polymer gears project.
Expertise across the globe
We have a ‘Gear Competence Centre’ in the USA and technology centres in the UK, China and Japan.
Established partner network
To support regional manufacturing.
IT’S TIME TO RETHINK METAL GEARS AND CONSIDER PEEK 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 the economical, one-step injection-molding manufacturing process of our PEEK gears.
Reduced part cost
By eliminating secondary machining, hardening, or finishing operations while generating less scrap.
Reduced system cost
Through reducing weight, inertia and system complexity.
Compared to metal gears, VICTREX HPG™ polymers enable a range of performance benefits.
Lower energy consumption
From a 70% weight reduction and improved responsiveness, with moment inertia reduced by 80%.
Improved powertrain NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) performance
Up to 50% (3 dB) reduction in powertrain NVH eliminates gear whine, while supporting driving comfort.
Reliable performance in aggressive environments
Efficient and fast manufacturing that helps accelerate your time to the market
The possibility of hybrid technology
With overmolded inserts of metal, composites or other plastics.
Precise and repeatable manufacturing
Ensuring net shape components with tight tolerances.
A 100 % recyclable material and one-step injection molding process vs a machined metal process that generates large amounts of scrap.
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 with your PEEK gears, but also enjoy a fast and tailored 360° development process. This covers the initial concept through to the mass production of state-of-the-art polymer gears that help to:
Get in touch now and let’s talk about your next gear project.MAKE ENQUIRY
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