Case Studies

Reliable High-Performance Polymer Solutions for Many Industries

From fulfilling the demanding quality requirements of the automotive and aerospace industries to producing precision-molded high-temperature polymer components for several general industrial applications, our reliable, high-performance polymer solutions and expertise are relied on by customers to enhance their products and internal workflows.

  • We have a genuine interest in the success of our customers, and our experienced product and research development teams are dedicated to finding the solutions that are right for their specific needs.
  • We utilize world-leading and cutting-edge tribology testing equipment to effectively and efficiently produce functional component parts that meet the exacting demands of our customers.

Our ability to succeed at these challenging tasks enables our customers to reduce costs, weight and space, as well as improve the functional performance of their end products.


Heavy-Duty Truck Ball End Retainer

Wrong material selection lead to this part failing in fatigue testing. APP was called in, identified correct material selection and recommended changes in design to produce a part in record time that passed all testing.

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heat sink

Heat Sink

Read about how Allegheny Performance Plastics helped a customer manufacture PPS plastic components to eliminate 100% component level testing through high levels of process control.

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bushing segment

Product Design, Engineering and Material Expertise Combine to Eliminate Failure Mode in Transmission Component

Learn how Allegheny Performance Plastics’ automotive plastic injection molding capabilities helped a transmission component supplier eliminate a potential failure mode.

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Electric Bus Transmission Washer

Heavy-Duty EV Transmission Pinion Washer Replacement

A Fortune 500 commercial transportation transmission manufacturer converted a bronze pinion washer into a high-performance polymer washer. New Torlon® washer eliminates the high failure rate of the original part, which was wearing out prematurely. There was an added benefit of a significant reduction in NVH.

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Turnkey Solution Reduces Lead Time of Complex Aerospace Component by 45 days

A Fortune 100, Tier 1 aerospace manufacturer eliminated 45 days of lead time, reduced supply chain risk, and saved $20K annually by conducting value stream mapping on an entire product family of an aerospace fan part.

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Novel Metal (Bronze) to Plastic Conversion Reduces Part Weight (66%), Cost (50%) and Eliminated Part Failures

This Fortune 500 off-highway equipment manufacturer converted a metal thrust washer used in a transmission torque converter into a high-performance polymer, resulting in reduced weight, lower costs, and not a single failure in 10 years.

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Needle Bearing Replacement

A multibillion-dollar powertrain component manufacturer for the automotive industry dramatically improved retention in its needle bearing product line and saved over $200K in annual costs.

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Solutions Designed to Meet the Exacting Needs of Your Industry

We can work with you to speed up your timeline, control costs, and ensure a smooth workflow, from design to delivery.

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