Case Studies 2017-09-13T20:35:38+00:00

Case Studies

Our business revolves around finding solutions to the challenges and needs of our customers—multi-billion dollar global industry leaders in automotive, aerospace, oil and gas and other industrial markets.  We have a genuine interest in our customers’ success and we approach each project with the same philosophy: Do things right, and do the right things.

We have experienced product development and research and development teams dedicated to finding the right solutions for our customers.  These teams work closely with our customers to understand the challenges they face in business and in part performance.  We utilize world leading and cutting-edge tribology testing—that was developed in-house—to effectively and efficiently produce functional plastic parts that meet the exacting demands of our customers.  Our ability to succeed at these challenging tasks enable our customers to reduce costs, reduce weight, reduce space and improve functional performance of their end products.

Common WHAT IF ideas that our customers have relied on Allegheny Performance Plastics to turn into reality.

Customer: Multi-billion dollar off-highway equipment manufacturer

Allegheny Performance Plastics engineered a high performance plastic large thrust washer that was previously made of metal, resulting in reduced weight, lower costs, and not a single failure in 10 years.

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Customer: Fortune 500 commercial transmission manufacturer

In less than 3 weeks, Allegheny Performance Plastics designed a way to convert a bronze pinion washer into a high performance plastic washer that eliminated product failures due to excessive wear and tear in the field.

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Customer: Multi-billion dollar automotive powertrain manufacturer

Allegheny Performance Plastics utilized its tribology expertise and in-house research capabilities to dramatically improve retention in this customer’s needle bearing product line and provide over $200,000 in annual cost savings.

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Customer: Multi-billion dollar off-highway equipment manufacturer

Allegheny Performance Plastics engineered a high performance plastic large thrust washer that was previously made of metal, resulting in reduced weight, lower costs, and not a single failure in 10 years.

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Customer: $6 billion aerospace manufacturer

The engineers at Allegheny Performance Plastics helped this customer eliminate 45 days of lead time, reduce supply chain risk, and save $20,000 annually by spearheading a value stream mapping process on the entire product family of this aerospace fan part.

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Customer: Multi-billion dollar automotive powertrain manufacturer

Allegheny Performance Plastics utilized its tribology expertise and in-house research capabilities to dramatically improve retention in this customer’s needle bearing product line and provide over $200,000 in annual cost savings.

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Customer: Multi-billion dollar off-highway equipment manufacturer

Allegheny Performance Plastics engineered a high performance plastic large thrust washer that was previously made of metal, resulting in reduced weight, lower costs, and not a single failure in 10 years.

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Customer: $6 billion aerospace manufacturer

The engineers at Allegheny Performance Plastics helped this customer eliminate 45 days of lead time, reduce supply chain risk, and save $20,000 annually by spearheading a value stream mapping process on the entire product family of this aerospace fan part.

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Customer: Multi-billion dollar automotive powertrain manufacturer

Allegheny Performance Plastics utilized its tribology expertise and in-house research capabilities to dramatically improve retention in this customer’s needle bearing product line and provide over $200,000 in annual cost savings.

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Customer: $6 billion aerospace manufacturer

The engineers at Allegheny Performance Plastics helped this customer eliminate 45 days of lead time, reduce supply chain risk, and save $20,000 annually by spearheading a value stream mapping process on the entire product family of this aerospace fan part.

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Customer: Fortune 500 powertrain component manufacturer

To eliminate deforming, fretting and delamination, Allegheny Performance Plastics converted a commodity-oriented nylon injection molded part in a ball end retainer into a high performance plastic part, leading to an incredibly successful product launch.

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Customer: Fortune 500 powertrain component manufacturer

To eliminate deforming, fretting and delamination, Allegheny Performance Plastics converted a commodity-oriented nylon injection molded part in a ball end retainer into a high performance plastic part, leading to an incredibly successful product launch.

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Customer: Multi-billion dollar automotive powertrain manufacturer

Allegheny Performance Plastics utilized its tribology expertise and in-house research capabilities to dramatically improve retention in this customer’s needle bearing product line and provide over $200,000 in annual cost savings.

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Customer: $6 billion aerospace manufacturer

The engineers at Allegheny Performance Plastics helped this customer eliminate 45 days of lead time, reduce supply chain risk, and save $20,000 annually by spearheading a value stream mapping process on the entire product family of this aerospace fan part.

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Customer: Multi-billion dollar automotive powertrain manufacturer

Allegheny Performance Plastics utilized its tribology expertise and in-house research capabilities to dramatically improve retention in this customer’s needle bearing product line and provide over $200,000 in annual cost savings.

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