Machined VICTREX PEEK bearing cages are used where non-metallics are preferred and for highly demanding conditions with high speeds, chemical attack or high temperatures. We manufacture bearings cages in a number of VICTREX PEEK grades depending on application requirements.

  • We currently manufacture large filled VICTREX PEEK bearing cages for one of the UK’s largest producers. 
  • We can also coat existing bearing cages with VICTREX PEEK to enhance their properties for a range of applications.
  • We can manufacture large filled VICTREX PEEK bearing cages and also coat existing cages in PEEK to improve their temperature resistance.
AFT Fluorotec are a VICTREX PEEK Approved Processor
Our tooling is designed and procedures are controlled to ensure all materials processed have optimum physical properties for the particular VICTREX PEEK grade.

VICTREX PEEK is the material of choice for bearing cages because of its:

  • Superior combination of strength and flexibility
  • High operating temperature range
  • High chemical and wear resistance
  • Good processability

Due to these outstanding features, VICTREX PEEK cages are used for some ball and cylindrical roller bearings, like hybrid and/or high-precision bearings.  

PEEK coated bearing cages are replacing more traditional coatings such as expensive copper and silver. These are generally used to reduce wear. However, tests have shown that at high speeds, PEEK coated cages show no signs of wear long after traditional copper and silver platings have completely worn off.

VICTREX PEEK approved processor
AFT Fluorotec are a VICTREX PEEK approved processor and only useful official materials.
Expert material selection
Our tooling is designed and procedures are controlled to ensure all materials processed have optimum physical properties for the particular VICTREX PEEK grade.
Recoat existing cages
The beauty of VICTREX PEEK coatings is they can be added to most existing rollers, needles or ball cages to replace the existing plating.
Replacing metal with VICTREX PEEK

VICTREX PEEK has a wider range of processing options, is lighter and more durable than many metal counterparts, and as such makes an effective and cost efficient replacement for metals.

PEEK MATERIAL DATASHEETS
AF800 VICTREX PEEK

AF800 PEEK™ materials are used in a wide range of oil and gas applications due to the unique combination of properties and range of compounds and unfilled polymers.

AF801 Virgin PEEK

AF801 is a semi-crystalline very high performance engineering thermoplastic for extremely demanding applications.

AF802 30% Glass Fibre filled PEEK

AF802 is a glass fibre reinforced semi-crystalline very high performance engineering thermoplastic for extremely demanding applications.

AF803 Filled PEEK

70% PEEK, 10% PTFE, 10% Carbon Fibre, 10% Graphite AF803 is a semi-crystalline very high performance engineering thermoplastic with optimised properties for demanding bearing and low friction applications.

AF804 30% Carbon Fibre filled PEEK

AF804 is a carbon fibre reinforced semi-crystalline very high performance engineering thermoplastic for extremely demanding applications.

AF805 Modified PEEK

AF805 is a modified PEEK material with special fillers. Formulated to give greater flexibility than standard PEEK materials and a much lower coefficient of friction.

AF816 Victrex PEEK HT (Black)

Specifically developed for use at elevated temperatures and for prolonged use at elevated temperatures, AF816 retains its key physical properties to temperatures 30OC higher than standard AF801 Virgin PEEK.

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