Material Design

APS provides a wide range of materials, from custom to conventional, to make your project a reality. Once your design is complete, we work with you to choose and source the perfect material to yield the best results.

Performance Matters

After your design has been developed and approved in the Mechanical Design phase, we begin the Material Design phase. When you need enhanced performance for specific applications and processes, APS will deliver a custom formulation using innovative materials and manufacturing to meet your mechanical, thermal, and chemical performance requirements. We always push the design envelope to create material properties superior to conventional plastics. Examples of custom products include molding compounds, adhesives, potting compounds, and specialty resins.

APS manufactures parts in 0.05" to 26" diameters using a wide range of materials. Our high performance and custom composite materials include:


We offer the following types of plastics and engineered composites when you require specific physical performance such as high stiffness, low friction, and excellent dimensional stability.

  • PFA
  • PEEK
  • Delrin
  • UHMW
  • Nylon
  • Phenolic materials
  • Vespel
  • Acrylic



When your project requires a higher tolerance, metal may be the best choice. We offer a range of options, from aluminum to brass to bronze and more.

  • Aluminum
  • 316 SS
  • 303/304 SS
  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Bronze


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