Synergy’s purpose is to create a sustainable quality painting environment. We use defect analysis as a key continuous improvement tool to optimize our technical cleaning tasks, selection and validation of the correct filtration solutions, and selection and validation of surface prep wipes. Our specialists analyze defects with powerful microscopes to determine the type of defect and the layer of paint where the defect is resident. Then compared to the previously created defect library the likely source can be determined quickly and efficiently. Then problem solving techniques are used to find alternatives to eliminate the defect cause. This process is carefully tracked through a systematic pro-active approach.
Because we know paint systems and what drives quality, we are able to expand the typical defect program to provide greater benefits that result in a lasting efficiency increase.
• The typical defect program is a 3-step process; collect data, create reports and hold meeting to discuss data.
The Synergy defect program is a robust results producing 8-step process; collect defect data, create defect library, root cause source of defects, create countermeasures to mitigate defects, assist in fixing issues, feedback loop for adjusting cleaning frequencies, create reports, hold in-depth findings and resolution meetings.
Synergy technicians are specialists in minimizing paint defects caused by foreign material (dirt) and substrate imperfections. Our focus is on creating a sustainable quality painting environment. Defect analysis is one of the primary tools used to eliminate costly defects. Our defect analysis services are tailored to your needs.
Our paint defect analysis program consists of an 8-step process. This in-factory service is highly effective producing lasting results to improve your first-time yields and overall production predictability. Our technicians become an integral part of your paint process team.
This paint defect analysis service is for the paint shop that either is experiencing a high level of defects without resolution or for the defect where a root cause has been undetectable. Our team of technicians can provide insights from dozens of paint defect analysis programs and expert problem-solving skills to resolve your defect headaches.
Our laboratory has the equipment to perform in-depth defect analysis on your painted product. With high-powered 3D analysis, we can pin-point the paint layer defect location and analyze against numerous defect libraries to help determine the probable cause. A full-color report is provided.
Defect library creation is a specialized service that requires the experience of a knowledgeable paint system technician. All typical sources of foreign material defects will be cataloged outlining the source, microscopic images of the defect and images of the defect as it appears in a painted part. Potential countermeasures are included for each defect cause. This invaluable tool will increase defect resolution velocity and help minimize wild goose chases.
First-time yields, also called first-pass yields, can make all the difference in consistently meeting your customer expectations. This important KPI is improved with an effective defect analysis program.
The difficult challenge with paint system performance is the never-ending change that occurs within the production environment. Defect analysis is the closed-loop needed to deal with these changes.
A well run defect analysis program creates sustainability and predictability. This systematic approach, overtime, is simply the best pro-active approach to manage the results of your paint system. Fully supported with data, root cause analysis and countermeasures upper and lower control limits will narrow. A true sign of predictability.
The end result of higher yields is lower cost. Lower rework cost, lower overtime cost, and lower cost of the wild goose chase.
Yes. Either in-factory or through our laboratory, we have in-depth experience in identifying and creating strategies to eliminate the most stubborn paint defects.
Yes, we have specialized microscopes that help us identify and analyze defects. However, the real value of defect analysis is determining the specific defect and cause in your production environment. We do this either through an ongoing in-plant service or we can create a process that your team can implement.
With over ten years in servicing interior and exterior molded plastic manufacturers, we have a thorough understanding of molded substrate defects. From outgassing to porosity, fiber tears, and bonding defects. These troublesome defects that appear in the paint finish, benefit from our defect analysis program. It’s not always the paint line that is producing the defect.
We have a close relationship as an authorized distributor for Contec, the leading producing of quality wipes for the finishing industry. In fact we have a separate Surface Prep Care program that addresses this key area of the finishing process.