An apparatus includin a valve plug tip (116), a valve plug body (114), and an additively deposited material (118). The valve plug tip includes a head portion (238) and a tail portion (240) extending from the head portion. The valve plug body includes a cavity (270) extending from a first end (216) of the valve plug body toward a second end (218) of the valve plug body. The cavity matably receives the tail portion of the valve plug tip. The additively deposited material is bonded to the valve plug body to retain the tail portion of the valve plug tip in the valve plug body.