New and existing customers can now benefit from integrated polymer-based gear capabilities, including design, prototyping, testing, tool design and manufacture of polymer-based gears.
“Owing to the dynamic regulatory trends aimed at reducing emissions and improving fuel efficiency, automotive manufacturers are moving towards smaller engines with improved power output and higher efficiency transmissions,” said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst, Ms Soundarya Shankar. “VICTREX™ PEEK polymer thermoplastics are ideal in this environment, as they have been designed to withstand wide temperature ranges and sustain prolonged operating conditions. They also perform efficiently in aggr
China Array utilises VICTREX WG polymer for two components of the CVT, sliders and insert keys. Despite exposure to centrifugal and linear forces at high temperatures, the extremely robust thermoplastic offers a lightweight, durable solution – much to the delight of the driver.
Compared to metals, VICTREX PEEK polymers provide up to 80% in weight savings in powertrain components such as seal rings, thrust washers, bushings, bearings, shift fork wear pads, and gears.
The VICTREX WG polymer used to injection mold the sliding bushing is specially formulated for higher speed/higher load applications. It is easily processed and affords excellent part-to-part repeatability.