DOE software paints picture of powder coating defects
How do you react when a defect arises within one of your top powder coating products that defies conventional problem-solving techniques? If you're a powder coatings manufacturer, you look for answers with design of experiments [DOE] software to find them quickly.
Recently, Morton Powder Coatings, Reading, Pa., discovered defects in a product; however, typical analytical and technical analysis failed to get to the root of the problem. Information supplied to the powder coatings manufacturer was anecdotal and very sparse. In most cases, only one to three parts were tested for defects. To remedy the problem, the company quickly assigned a crossfunctional team to conduct a study aimed at solving the product defect.