International Conference on High Performance Plastic Gears: New program out now!

The conference had to be postponed to 2022. New date: September 12th to 14th, 2022.

  • Be part of this unique platform for the international community of High Performance Plastic Gears experts
  • Meet leaders and listen to latest developments in the field of plastic gears
  • Three parallel running conferences on Gears, Plastic Gears and Gear Production – and you just pay for one and can visit all three.
  • Present your company, your products and services to a well targeted audience – book an exhibition stand.
High Performance Plastic Gears | VDI Conference

During our 4th 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 2022”. We are looking forward to the face-to-face dialogue with you in 2022!

Market developments show an increasing trend towards the use of plastic gears for higher power transmission applications

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.

The discussion in 2022 will focus on following topics:

  • New materials for plastic gears
  • Innovative plastic gear design
  • Testing of plastic gears
  • Calculation methods for plastic gears (life time, wear, temperature, deflections, geometry effects)
  • Lubrication of plastic gears
  • Standardization of strength calculation

Agenda of International Conference on High Performance Plastic Gears 2022

This year’s conference program is out now! View the detailed session schedule and be inspired by the excellent technical sessions with speakers from around the world.

Conference Speakers 2022

You can expect an interesting conference program with excellent speakers and panellists from these companies and research institutes:

DSM Engineering Materials • Evonik Operations • FUCHS PETROLUB • Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM • Friedrich-Alexander-University FAU • Gear Transmission Solutions • Gear Research Center (FZG), Technical University of Munich (TUM) • IMS Gear • IPEK – Institute of Product Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) • KISSsoft AG • KURARAY • Kyoto Institute of Technology • Leibniz-Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe • Longato Riccardo • Podkrižnik • Polyplastics • Robert Bosch • Ruhr-University Bochum • Technische Universität Kaiserslautern • University of Ljubljana • ZF Friedrichshafen AG • ZF Wind Power Antwerpen

Currently, a face-to-face event is planned. For your safety, we are of course keeping an eye on pandemic developments and adapt the programme schedule and the operational process to the situation. If an onsite event will not be possible, we will provide a different solution and shall immediately inform you.

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 Center (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.

Expected participants

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

Registration now open!

You would like to know more about the opportunities, chances and limits of plastic gears application? Then sign up below for participating our International Conference on High Performance Plastic Gears.


Eventnumber: 02TA409

4th International Conference on High Performance Plastic Gears 2022

Garching near Munich,


1.590,– € plus VAT

Advisory Board

 Marco BaccalaroDr.-Ing. Marco Baccalaro Robert Bosch GmbH / Heilbronn

 Klemens HummDipl.-Ing. Klemens Humm ZF Friedrichshafen AG / Friedrichshafen

 Ulrich KisslingDr.-Ing. Ulrich Kissling KISSsoft AG / Bubikon

 Andreas LangheinrichDr.-Ing. Andreas Langheinrich Horst Scholz GmbH & Co. KG / Kronach

 Karsten StahlProf. Dr. Karsten Stahl FZG Forschungsstelle für Zahnräder und Getriebebau Technische Universität München / Garching

Eventnumber: 02TA409

4th International Conference on High Performance Plastic Gears 2022


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 Prof. Dr.-Ing Karsten Stahl, Full Professor, Institute of Machine Elements, Director, Gear Research Center (FZG), Technical University of Munich (TUM), Garching, Germany

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