Victrex™ Gear Solutions

Gear Innovation from Every Angle

It's time to replace metal gears

Our PEEK-based VICTREX™ Gear Solutions include gear design, prototyping, testing and manufacturing capabilities using VICTREX HPG™ polymers and help our customers gain a competitive advantage.

Gear Innovation from Every Angle

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. Being able to work with one single partner from concept to mass production helps our customers gain a competitive advantage and accelerate time to market.
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Design & Analysis

40+ years of experience in high-precision PEEK gears

  • A unique shape-optimised gear design method to produce high-precision molded gears that maximize the benefits of VICTREX HPG™ gears.
  • We approach gear design by working with our customers to understand the entire system, not just the workings of our polymer gears.
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Prototyping

Accelerating time to validation

  • Integrated prototyping services to quickly and cost-effectively reflect production intent and accelerate overall time to market
  • Ability to produce a wide range of polymer and/or metal prototypes using various processes
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Testing

On-site component CAE analysis

  • Our state-of-the art CAE tools allow us to validate design and predict gear mesh performance
  • Internal and external gear testing capabilities support and accelerate the validation process
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Tooling

On-site tool shop

  • With our on-site tool shop we enable faster lead times for product development
Gear Inspection
Quality System & Inspection

Consistently meeting industry standards

  • Online quality inspection with state-of-the-art equipment and analysis software to ensure maximum precision
  • Highest quality system standards with ISO 9001:2015 registered, GADSL List 02/2017; IATF 16949 awarded in 2019
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Manufacturing

Managing capacity to meet your demand

  • On-site injection moulding enabling precise and fully automated high-volume production of high-performing precision polymer gears

Quiet, efficient and cost-effective gear solutions

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.
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VICTREX HPGTM POLYMER GEARS - A VIABLE AND COST-EFFECTIVE ALTERNATIVE TO METAL GEARS

In efforts of reducing system cost while improving performance, VICTREX HPG gears have been found to offer:

  • Cost reduction potential for mass production due to the economical, one-step injection-molding manufacturing process of our PEEK gears
  • Reduced part cost through eliminating secondary machining, hardening, or finishing operations while generating less scrap
  • Reduced system cost through considerably reducing weight, inertia and system complexity.
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POLYMER GEAR SOLUTIONS THAT GO BEYOND METAL PERFORMANCE

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

  • Improved powertrain NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) performance - up to 50% (3 dB) reduction in powertrain NVH eliminates gear whine, while supporting driving comfort
  • Lower energy consumption from a 70% weight reduction and improved responsiveness, with moment inertia reduced by 80%
  • Reliable performance in aggressive environments with chemical and corrosion resistance, vibration isolating properties, low CoF
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EFFICIENT AND FAST MANUFACTURING THAT HELPS ACCELERATE YOUR TIME TO THE MARKET

  • Hybrid technology allows overmoulded inserts of metal, composites or other plastics
  • Precise and repeatable manufacturing ensuring net shape components with tight tolerances.
  • 100 % recyclable material and the environmentally-friendly one-step injection molding process vs a machined metal process that generates large amounts of scrap
VICTREX HPG pump gear
Gear up for cost-effective NVH in automotive applications

VICTREX HPG gears offer cost-effective, durable NVH in engine and actuation gears with a 360° approach from gear design to mass production.

Designing the next generation of cobot gears

VICTREX HPG™ & thermoplastic hybrid gears offer an alternative to metal planetary system gearboxes. The high precision, tight tolerance and repeatability enables unconstrained cobot engineering design freedom.

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WEBINAR
We explore NVH performance, durability and cost-effectiveness of PEEK gears as an alternative to metal.
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Heavy metal for heavy use? High-performance polymer challenges metal heads.
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Phil Hagerty talks about changing dynamics in the transportation market.
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VIDEO
What is PEEK and why is it being chosen to successfully replace metals in demanding environments.
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