About Us


Corporate History:

APS Materials, Inc. (APS) was founded in 1975 by four engineers with strong backgrounds in material science. Their goal was to provide a complete resource for Thermal Spray (TS) technology to industry. Today, APS is experiencing rapid growth as a client based provider of innovative thermal spray solutions for a wide range of needs in surface modification. The versatility of our staff and processes is reflected in the diverse clientele and industries we serve, including aerospace, materials processing, biomedical, automotive, and electronics.

Why APS?

Our engineering staff offers more experience in adapting thermal spray to the resolution of problems than perhaps any other institution in the community. For example, APS processes can apply and manipulate materials to feature specific surface qualities, such as bio-active/bio-inert, dielectric, semiconducting and thermo-insulating. Materials can be processed in powder, wire and rod form, and can include ceramics, metals and cermets. Precise thicknesses can be achieved through controlled deposition rates and robotically controlled spray parameters ensure concrete bondstrength. Multiple materials can be applied simultaneously, either in composite layers or as a graduating coating.

Equipment in high-wear or corrosion environments can be salvaged at a fraction of replacement cost. In addition, equipment treated or rebuilt by APS materials coating processes often exhibits longer life through improved corrosion resistance or better wear properties. Your search for an alternative to costly replacements can be achieved as we take your team and project from concept to completion. Once a solution is found, specifications are drafted and the process validated in accordance with ISO9001 and other quality standards.

Our cooperative approach to innovative engineering sets us apart from our competitors. We provide consultation and education in order help define the needs of an industry and to select applications to best fill those needs. The engineering staff at APS educates the client’s technical staff as they research, develop, and specify the materials and coating process. Confidentiality is maintained as our staff works closely with the client.

Feel free to contact us for a no-pressure consultation.