The DECC Company is an almost exclusively rack-spray facility. During the coating process, components never touch…they are all sprayed and cured on their own hook. The only time they touch is during the packing process, and that is only if the customer requires a bulk pack.
Dip-Spin vs Rack-Spray
What this means is that compared to a dip-spin, bulk application process, parts coated in a rack-spray process will have a much more uniform and quality finish. The necessity of 100% sorting is eliminated. However, the most important distinguishing factor is that fallout from the coating process is almost nothing where dip-spin can yield upwards of 20% defective parts each run.
Although pricing for a bulk, dip-spin process may be enticing on paper, the total processing cost for certain part geometries that don’t lend themselves to a bulk application tends to be higher than a rack-spray price.
Below is a video highlighting the technology we employ at DECC. If you are having quality issues with a dip-spin application, be sure to contact us to see if we can help.
Last week we covered what the three most impactful changes to an organization would be when certifying to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard. This post is geared towards its application in automotive manufacturing.
Applying ISO 9001:2015 Standards to Automotive Manufacturing
The ISO standards are deliberately general so that they can be applied to businesses in every industry. However, that adds complexity when it comes to incorporating the ISO 9001:2015 standards in automotive manufacturing.
Thriving companies know that producing a quality product is the only reliable path to success. Most are well-versed in the International Organization for Standardization’s detailed program for incorporating quality throughout the business.
After three years of diligent work, experts around the world created a revised version of the ISO 9001:2008 requirements: ISO 9001:2015. Certified companies were permitted three years to upgrade their certificates, and by September 2018, all businesses will be operating at a new level of excellence.
Our last blog detailed the various methods of which to prep a part substrate prior to the application of coating to ensure performance. When the prep method is mechanical, a visual inspection can verify that the prep was done adequately (a blasted surface should exhibit a “frosty” appearance).
However, we are often asked by customers how we verify a clean surface after our chemical prep process. As a quick and easy measurement for part cleanliness and surface tension, DECC utilizes Dyne test inks.