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Color, Finish, Masking are All Part of the Design Octaves Paint Control Process
At Design Octaves one of the final steps within the process of creating a quality Reaction Injection Molding (RIM) part is the paint and decoration. The main challenges involved in painting and decoration are primarily the matching of the customer paint color, gloss and texture specifications. However, we have developed an extensive program for controlling these parameters, allowing us to consistently deliver well-finished parts month after month.
The Paint Color and Texture Process
Our first step to providing the customer with consistent color, gloss, and texture is the paint approval process. This process starts with the clients’ paint specification, (this can be a provided manufacturer paint part number or a requested color match from an existing sample.) Design Octaves then orders paint and provides color chips to the client for approval. If the provided sample chips are approved by the client, we then request a small quantity of customer signed chips to be returned to Design Octaves for use as the standard or master chips for the project. If the sample chips are unsatisfactory to the client then the process will be repeated until the client submits their approval.
Design Octaves will not be satisfied to move to production until our customer’s finish requirements and expectations are thoroughly understood and met.
Design Octaves ensures proper paint quality control by inspecting and approving all outsourced paint production. Using our light box for color match verification, and our gloss meter system for tolerance confirmation, we can inspect the received spray-out chip from each new batch of paint against the customer approved Master Chip. Once approved the paint is released to production. If any deviation from the master is found, the paint is returned immediately to the manufacturer for replacement.
In addition, all finished product is 100% visually inspected using a customer approved Textured Master Chip to ensure that the finished product color, gloss and texture meets or exceeds customer expectations and specifications.
Design Octaves utilizes the latest in paint inspection technology including lightbox, gloss meter, and spectrophotometer technologies.