At Allegheny Performance Plastics, our high-performance polymer solutions make us your one-stop source for injection molding and machining manufacturing across many industries. Everything you need is under one roof, from design to testing and low-to-high volume production, so we can work with you to speed your timeline, control costs, and ensure a smooth workflow from design to delivery. No other supplier can offer you the same level of high-performance polymer expertise and in-house support.
As pioneers in injection molding and manufacturing high-performance, high-temperature polymers, we employ proprietary manufacturing technology and state-of-the-art process management techniques. Additionally, we apply the right people, equipment, and services to meet the unique needs of each project. Our in-house tribology testing capabilities allow our clients to go from design to prototype to approval to production quickly. Our rapid in-house prototyping and relentless problem-solving have made us a trusted partner to Fortune 500 original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier 1 suppliers.
In-House High-Performance Polymer Services & Capabilities
Engineering & Design
Allegheny Performance Plastics offers world-class engineering and R&D. We can work with your team throughout the entire product development life cycle to develop high-performance polymer molding solutions specific to cost-savings and performance. We provide a wide range of engineering and design services to support our customers, including:
- R&D/Application development
- Tribology (friction and wear)
- Part design
- Material selection
- Tooling design
- Rapid prototyping
- Process engineering
Bring us your application’s specs, your ideas, your problems, and your questions and we’ll work hand-in-hand with you to find the solution.
Precision Polymers Manufacturing
We can consistently solve difficult design problems and deliver precision parts on time with rejection rates well below industry standards. Whether you need one or millions of high-performance polymer parts, we’ll work with you to meet your specs as well as your standards, timeline, and budget. Our in-house capabilities include:
- Molding (injection molding, overmolding, insert molding)
- CNC machining lathes & milling centers
- Thermal processes
- Secondary processes
Testing & Analysis
We have access to people and equipment such as tribology testing equipment to solve problems, examine parts or materials, test ideas, and ensure precision in production runs with critical or sensitive issues. We will support your project with an intellectual curiosity, a strength of data-based advice, and state-of-the-art high-performance polymer manufacturing and testing facilities. Our in-house testing and analysis services include:
- Metrology (tactile, visual, scanning)
- Capillary rheometer
- Moisture analysis
- Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)
- Specific gravity (SG)
- Tribology (friction and wear testing)
Quality & Continuous Improvement
Every customer project benefits from our commitment to quality and our investments in equipment, people, and training. We can help you solve quality problems and meet even the most stringent standards. Our internal processes are examined for new ideas and best-in-class techniques to ensure they meet the highest standards in high-performance polymer manufacturing. We hold IATF 16949, ISO 9001, and AS9100 Rev D certifications, as well as many other certifications.
Thermoplastic Composite Injection Overmolding
TPC-IOM, or Thermoplastic Composite Injection Overmolding is an innovative solution to combine two different material technologies into one hybrid component. The resulting part, like the demonstrator part pictured above, combines the benefits from the high strength and stiffness of thermoplastic composites, with the high design flexibility and cost effectiveness of injection molding. The result is best-in-class total cost of ownership. Learn more about TPC-IOM, and watch our webinar, here.