VICTREX™ GEAR SOLUTIONS

High-performance polymer gears made with VICTREX HPG™ polymers.



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OUR POLYMER GEARS: INNOVATION FROM EVERY ANGLE

 

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Through all stages - from your original idea, to the mass production of your PEEK polymer gears, 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. Our innovative PEEK gears help our customers gain a competitive advantage while maintaining their core strength.

Our polymer gears can also be used in a variety of engineering applications, including use as mass balance gears and for reducing powertrain NVH (noise, vibration and harshness). To learn more about the benefits of choosing VICTREX™ Gear Solutions, contact us here.


Capabilities

CAPABILITIES

A PROVEN TRACK RECORD IN MANUFACTURING PRECISION POLYMER GEARS


40+ years of experience in engineering and injection-molding precision PEEK gears.

Polymer-specific design approach

We 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 approach

We approach gear design by working with our customers to understand the entire system, not just the workings of our polymer gears.


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

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. 





Quality

Quality

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.


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 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.


Benefits

BENEFITS

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.


POLYMER GEAR SOLUTIONS THAT GO BEYOND METAL PERFORMANCE

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

 Chemical and corrosion resistance, vibration isolating properties, low CoF.

 



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.


Environmentally-friendly

A 100 % recyclable material and one-step injection molding process vs a 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 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:

  • IMPROVE COMPONENT PERFORMANCE
  • REDUCE TOTAL SYSTEM COST
  • ACCELERATE OVERALL TIME-TO-MARKET
INTERESTED IN POLYMER GEARS? 

Get in touch now and let’s talk about your next gear project.

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