APCT Services Multiple Markets

Defense & Aerospace OverviewDefense & Aerospace manufacturing is a demanding market segment with enormous emphasis on the protection of intellectual property and the validation and preservation of product integrity. APCT takes this responsibility very seriously, as it strives to put the proper systems in place to repeat and maintain the complex requirements of the Federal Government and the Defense & Aerospace industry at large. The people are the difference makers. They are the ones that are charged with creating, maintaining and auditing systems that allow the plant to focus on high reliability and high-performance product critical to the extreme environmental tolerances required for these industries.

APCT possesses the appropriate certifications necessary to build Military product; and just as importantly, reinvests its resources in equipment and personnel to achieve constant improvement in both operational efficiencies and reducing cycle times.

To that end, APCT currently offers the following certifications:

  1. ISO 9001 Certified
  2. AS9100D Certified
  3. MIL-P-55110 Certified
  4. MIL-PRF-31032 Certified
  5. IPC 6012 Class 3 & 3A
  6. ITAR Registered

Achieving these certifications not only allow us to manufacture high technology products for the Defense & Aerospace market, it also shows that we are committed to continuously improving our PCB technology for all our customers. This confirms our pledge to providing the Military and Commercial marketplace with maximum flexibility and a broad range of technologies to choose from.

The Military market has a wide range of applications. APCT serves all the specific branches of the military including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard divisions. Because military printed circuit board applications are so varied, it’s important to have access to a variety of PCB types. Our range of technologies include Rigid, Flex and Rigid Flex offerings. The following chart and explanation help to illustrate some of the specific attributes of technology at APCT:

The design and fabrication of a custom Printed Circuit Board is never a black & white issue. At APCT, we categorize our capabilities with 3 colors:

Green: Is standard, what we manufacture routinely.
Yellow: May require special process attention or additional quality control steps.
Red: Requires intimate engineering analysis.

Attributes Standard Advanced Development (NPI Only)
Panel Sizes 12 x 18, 18 x 24, 21 x 24 20 x 26 21 x 27
Rigid Layer Counts 2 – 28 30 – 38 40 +
Flex Layer Counts 2 – 6 8 – 10 12 +
Rigid Flex Layer Counts 4 – 14 16 – 24 26 +
Trace / Space / Pad
Internal Trace & Space .003″ .002″ .0015″
External Trace & Space .003″ .002″ .0015″
Minimum Via Pad .015″ .010″ .008″
Impedance Tolerance +/-10% +/-5% +/- <5%
VIA – PTH Tolerances
Aspect Ratios 10:1 14:1 18:1
Minimum Cu Clearance to Hole .008″ .006″ .004″
HDI Capabilities
Sequential Lamination 3x Lam Cycles 5x Lam Cycles 7x Lam Cycles

The core competency that drives APCT is detailed engineering support enabling superior execution. Our highly qualified DFM staff goes into great depth when reviewing the design & feasibility of each new project. If we can save our customer a reiteration or two, we can save a significant amount of time & money.

This philosophy creates a quiet confidence and from that confidence emerges trust. This team, in conjunction with our engineering personnel, are always available to you. They will consistently pursue possible solutions in the form of alternative materials or manufacturing processes. Because of the intimate partnerships created with our suppliers over the years, APCT can offer a wide selection of advanced material sets to meet the demands of the Defense & Aerospace industries.

Our relationships are built through Trust and it is with pride that APCT can list the programs manufactured and customers that have trusted us along the way:


  • Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC 3) Missile Program
  • Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Missile Program
  • Guided MLRS Unitary Rocket Program


  • F18 Airframe Program
  • Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Radar Program
  • Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) Air Defense Program


  • Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC 3) Missile Program
  • Gigabit Ethernet Data Multiplex System (GEDMS) Networking Program


  • B2 Spirit Stealth Bomber Upgrade Program


  • Joint Programmable Fuzes (JPF) Program

Give us the opportunity to earn your trust and gain your loyalty.