We worked with the Victrex team in Grantsburg to help specify gear materials and geometry that would make our goals possible. Rapid engineering feedback and expertise allowed us to confidently design and tool this system early and start testing production samples in our very first Patriot engine. The gear geometry coupled with PEEK material proved to be extremely durable and also help contribute to the low weight and inertia our customers expect.
Leveraging Victrex’s gear expertise and material offerings helped contribute to the success of the Patriot 850 engine program. I would not hesitate to work with your team again.
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From day-one the Patriot 850 engine program was heavily scoped around durability. All engine dimensions and features were on the table to enable increased durability. Using analysis tools and premium materials we also challenged ourselves to optimize each component for