International Conference on High Performance Plastic Gears

Course number: 02TA409

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The discussion in 2023 will focus on following topics:

    • Carbon footprint assessment of sustainable plastic materials
    • Influence of manufacturing on gear quality and load capacity
    • Recent calculation methods for load capacity and excitation behavior
    • Recent test methods of plastic gears
    • Optimizations of plastic gears

    Possibilities and potential of plastic and reinforced plastic gears

    The design flexibility, reduced noise, potential to operate without lubrication and corrosion-resistance are only some of the economic advantages of plastic gears. Nevertheless, it is important to be familiar with the limitations of plastic gears relative to metal gears. A key issue of the industry is the substitution of metal gears by plastic gears, utilizing the full potential and the advantages of the plastic material without relevant performance restrictions.

    During our 5th international Conference on High Performance Plastic Gears experts will talk about the potentials of plastic gears and in which cases they are a better choice than metal gears to transfer power and torque. Experts and professionals provide answers regarding their current state of the art, applications and experiences with high performance plastic gears and give an outlook on what the future holds in store for us. In addition, two exclusive evening events invite to network and exchange knowledge. The conference is an accompanying event to the “International Conference on Gears 2023”.


    One ticket, three conferences, three days excellent knowledge transfer

    Our International Conference on High Performance Plastic Gears, the International Conference on Gears and the International Conference on Gear Production take place simultaneously. With your ticket of the International Conference on High Performance Plastic Gears you can listen to all presentations of all three conferences with a total of five tracks.

    Network with your peers at two social evening event

    All participants visit two exclusive evening events together. The evening receptions offer a good opportunity to meet and greet old and new business partners from the industry and science. Join us and experience unforgettable evenings in Munich.

    Exhibition Area: More Networking & Marketing Opportunities

    Meet with professionals in the field of gears and transmission from all over Europe and beyond in our exhibition area. Throughout the three days, companies present their innovative solutions and you will be able to visit the national and international exhibitors and make new partnerships, and more. Should your organisation be interested or would like to receive more information, please do not hesitate to contact Vanessa Ulbrich.

    On-site lab tours offer live experience in gear technology

    Seize the opportunity and visit the nearby test and laboratory facilities at the Gear Research Centre (FZG). Several guided tours with different core topics offer chances to gain deeper insight into a variety of innovative gear test rigs and laboratory equipment. Further information and registration for the tours will be available at the FZG information desk during the conference.

    Target Group

    The International Conference on High Performance Plastic Gears is addressed to:

    • Manufacturers and Developers of Plastic Gears
    • Companies that are interested in Technology of Plastic Gears
    • Engineers, Designers of Plastic and Metal Gears
    • Users of Metal Gears who are interested in using Plastic Gears instead
    • Companies that develop Calculation Programs for the mechanical engineering industry


    • AVL Deutschland GmbH
    • Esolution Plastic & Mold Europe GmbH
    • Evonik Industries AG
    • FVA GmbH
    • IMS Gear SE & Co. KGaA
    • MESYS AG
    • MS-Schramberg GmbH & Co. KG
    • Ovako AB
    • Resonac Europe GmbH
    • Smart Manufacturing Technology Ltd., UK
    • Telemetrie Elektronik GmbH
    • Weißer und Grießhaber GmbH
    • DuPont Delrin(R) Switzerland Sarl
    • Eval Europe NV
    • Framo Morat GmbH & Co. KG
    • FZG Forschungsstelle für Zahnräder und
    • Horst Scholz GmbH & Co. KG
    • KISSsoft AG
    • Metal Improvement Company
    • OTEC Präzisionsfinish GmbH
    • Schaeffler Digital Solutions GmbH
    • Stagnoli T.G. S.r.L.
    • Tribonex AB
    • Winkelmann Flowforming
    Exhibitor packages with complementary ticket, net stand space and company entry in the exhibitor directory (print and online) can still be booked. Reserve one of the limited stand spaces in the specialist exhibition. Or become a sponsor for a comprehensive presence before and during the event.
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    The Program at a glance is available now!

    The conference provides an excellent platform to discuss latest developments and key market updates! Enjoy 24 exciting presentations on the topics sustainability, tooth root strength, fibre reinforcement, NVH, manufacturing and operating properties, gear geometry and calculation, performance and validation of plastic gears and tribology and thermal behavior.

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    Program Committee

    Dr.-Ing. Marco Baccalaro

    Dr.-Ing. Marco Baccalaro

    Robert Bosch GmbH / Heilbronn

    Ingo Decker M.Eng.

    Ingo Decker M.Eng.

    ZF Friedrichshafen AG / Friedrichshafen

    Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Kissling

    Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Kissling

    KISSsoft AG / Bubikon


    Dr.-Ing. Andreas Langheinrich

    Horst Scholz GmbH & Co. KG / Kronach


    Prof. Karsten Stahl

    FZG, Forschungsstelle für Zahnräder und Getriebesysteme, Technische Universität München / Garching