Creating a Cosmetic Inspection Specification for Powder Coated Painted Finished Parts

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vishaank

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Hello all,

Before i submit my request, here's the story.
I have recently began working for a company who produce various metal enclosures. These enclosures are supplied in various finishes: Stainless Steel, Zinc anneal, power coated/painted steel etc.
I have now been asked to create a cosmetic acceptance specification (cosmetic inspection standard) that can be used by the operators to verify the power coated/painted finished parts they produce.
So my question is, does anyone have a good example of a cosmetic inspection standard that they wouldn't mind sharing with me?

Therefore, and guidance/examples would be appreciated in order that i can work out where to start!

Thanks in advance,

vishaank
 
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ab001

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Re: Creating a Cosmetic Inspection Specification for Power Coated Painted Finished Pa

get your best operator to make the "perfect" enclosure, then get the paint shop boss to define what perfect means. (you help along the way with documentation - photos, descriptions)
what do your customers care about? it might be entirely acceptable to have a few runs and or some orange peel, but entirely unacceptable to have holidays and scratches.

mount your example where it can easily be observed and add your supporting document (try for a one-pager)
 
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vishaank

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Re: Creating a Cosmetic Inspection Specification for Power Coated Painted Finished Pa

but what to do when you are in prototyping industry
 
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wuq2974

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Re: Creating a Cosmetic Inspection Specification for Powder Coated Painted Finished P

Hi all,

I believe that i'm facing the same dilemma with VISHAANK. My company asking me to develop the Cosmetic Inspection Specification and i'm losing my track. Not really sure where to begin with. Please help..
 

Ron Rompen

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Re: Creating a Cosmetic Inspection Specification for Powder Coated Painted Finished P

Seems there are more than a few of us with this problem. I have just started as QA Mgr of a small company which provides painted parts for automotive (Tier III).

The best suggestion that I can make is to involve your customer right from the start. Determine what standards (if any) are applicable. Bring them in for the first few runs, and review finished parts. Mark them up and sign them off (both of you) so that there is a permanent reference standard that you both agree on. Don't forget the REJECT samples as well as the ACCEPT samples.

Depending on what kind of defects you are looking for, your customer may also have visual aids/templates/etc which they can share with you.
 
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Re: Creating a Cosmetic Inspection Specification for Powder Coated Painted Finished P

Ron is spot on here,
It would be beneficial to know what the customer expects - and what they don't expect.
As Quality Professionals, sometimes we lose sight of the business end of the company. Providing EXCESS quality is not a value-added activity, especially when it involves additional processing time and materials.
The product should be adequate for the purpose, and the customer should be happy with the product. Finding the cutoff line where the customer is UNHAPPY is not something you want to find out by trial and error.
Basic specifications apply, of course, but beyond that, your customer is the final word.
 
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rebertlee

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Re: Creating a Cosmetic Inspection Specification for Powder Coated Painted Finished P

Hi all,

I believe that i'm facing the same dilemma with VISHAANK. My company asking me to develop the Cosmetic Inspection Specification and i'm losing my track. Not really sure where to begin with. Please help..
I have the same problem with my computer. If there is any method please help me.

Thanks
 
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