Breaking the Mold

An Allegheny Performance Plastics Blog

Aug 22 2022

Choosing a Plastics Partner: Tips 2-5

2022-08-22T10:30:08-04:00August 22nd, 2022|Company News, High-performance Plastics, Injection Molding, Manufacturing|

What injection molder capabilities spell success for you? We’re halfway through our tips for choosing a plastics partner and we consider not only the capabilities of your potential partner, but also the availability of their team, as well as their relevant experience. All of these aspects play a crucial role in determining the …

Jun 03 2022

Emerging Technologies for Thermoplastics

2022-06-03T13:34:42-04:00June 3rd, 2022|Company News, Industry News|

This Spring Greg Shoup, Allegheny Performance Plastics President, presented at the Society of Plastic Engineer’s 2022 Auto EPCON Conference. His presentation, “Emerging Technologies for Thermoplastics,” explored three areas including: Thermoplastic Composite Injection Overmolding, metal to plastic conversions and thermoplastic tribology. In this presentation, we discuss in more detail the growth in each of …

Apr 14 2022

APP is Hiring

2022-06-03T14:00:32-04:00April 14th, 2022|Company News|

We’re hiring! Want to know a little bit more about what it’s like to work at Allegheny Performance Plastics? Check out this short video testimonial below by Adam Jackson, one of our Machinists.

We’ve also launched a careers page on the website. You can learn more about the benefits …

Apr 07 2022

Tool Room Upgrades

2022-04-14T12:43:55-04:00April 7th, 2022|Company News|

APP is growing our capabilities and increasing our capacity this year! We’ve upgraded our EDM machine (Electrical Discharge Machining), increasing our lights out capabilities and speed.

Improvements to our tool room will enable us to better serve our customers, as we are able to improve lead times and our nimbleness.

Mar 08 2022

Celebrating International Women’s Day

2022-03-17T14:00:49-04:00March 8th, 2022|Company News|

We’re celebrating International Women’s Day in 2022!

Pictured is Nika Martin, one of our Quality Technicians, as she inspects a part using some of our metrology equipment. Nika has worked at APP for a little over a year, and she appreciates the friendly and professional atmosphere. The feeling is mutual, …

Feb 18 2022

New Press Grows APP Capabilities

2022-02-18T10:06:56-05:00February 18th, 2022|Products|

Early this year we added a new injection-molding press to our facility. The auxiliary equipment is still being assembled, and will eventually include a robotic arm and part conveyor. Allegheny has about 30 presses, with tonnage ranging from 18 to 500. The new press is capable of tonnage up to 140, with the …

Jan 31 2022

Allegheny Performance Plastics, Solvay and GETEC Partner to Pioneer a Transmission Gear Solution to Significantly Lower NVH with a Metal to Thermoplastic Conversion

2022-02-17T15:07:45-05:00January 31st, 2022|Automotive, Company News, Industries, Industry News, Media Coverage|

This past fall Allegheny Performance Plastics, a global leader in engineering and manufacturing polymer parts for demanding environments, teamed up with GETEC Getriebe Technik GmbH, an independent engineering solution provider, and Solvay, an advanced material manufacturer, to explore the possibility of replacing a traditionally metal helical pump gear in a transmission with a …

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