In plastics processing injection molding is the most common method of part manufacturing. The variety of molded parts produced by injection molding extends from smallest components like cell phone buttons up to entire body panels of cars. Plastic moldings are manufactured in production batches of up to several million. In addition to dimensional stability, color and gloss are the decisive quality criteria.
Our modern high-tech world is no longer imaginable without transparent products. We are so used to their “invisibility” that we only notice them if defects diminish their transparency, and consequently, their final usage. If due to varying quality of the packaging film the same chocolates appear different on the shelf, the nice holiday photos appear hazy on the smart phone, or the motorcycle helmet’s face shield easily gets scratched – then, all of this will affect our quality expectation and can even become a hazardous risk. More…
Objective Evaluation of Orange Peel with wave-scan
December 1, 2016 at 10:00 am EST
What influences our visual perception of appearance? How can the structure spectrum data be used to optimize appearance?
It is a daily challenge to achieve uniform surface appearance and at the same time meet the specifications of different auto OEM makers. Main influencing factors of our visual perception are the observation distance and the ratio of different structure sizes. As orange peel is highly influenced by material as well as processing parameters a good understanding of the measurement results will help you to achieve “Harmony”. Attend the webinar to learn more!
Join our Free BYK-Gardner Webinar:
Dec. 1st at 10:00am (EST)
In only 60 minutes you will learn what influences your visual perception and how to optimize the measurement results:
- How is orange peel and DOI of high gloss surfaces measured?
- How to interpret the structure spectrum?
- What material- and process parameters can influence Orange Peel and DOI?
- Customer specific auto OEM scales: R – CF – Tension – B-value?
- How low gloss can the surface be to get meaningful data with wave-scan?
Presented by Henrik Folkerts, Technical Marketing, BYK-Gardner
Click HERE to register for your FREE Webinar on Objective Evaluation of Orange Peel with wave-scan!
Many industries today would like to be able to measure and control the color of stained wood surfaces. Companies that make cabinetry, furniture, building products, pool tables and much more increasingly want to provide better quality control measures around the production of their products and provide a more uniform and consistent color to their customers. They know that those customers increasingly perceive consistent appearance as a measure of quality. More…
Gloss in Theory and in Practice
April 14, 2016, 10am Eastern Time
(Available in different time zones around the world here)
Whether matte or glossy – products with gloss variations are perceived as lower quality and can result in customer complaints. Gloss changes could be the result of a variety of process parameters as well as material properties. Objective and reliable measurement data with defined limits are the prerequisite for a stable production process. More…
Have you heard someone say they were using either a sphere or 45/0 color instrument or spectrophotometer to measure color? Did you know there were two types of geometries? What’s the difference? More…
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You know it when you hear it. Musical harmony is the result of simultaneous notes or chords blending together to create a sound that is pleasing to the ear. The combination of different notes played or sung simultaneously creates harmonization. Musical groups such as The Doobie Brothers, Queen, and the Zac Brown Band perform harmonization with style and clarity.
Harmonic sound is enjoyable to hear.
Visual harmony is a different slant on the same idea. More…
Sample size and shape are important considerations when selecting a color or appearance instrument. Instruments typically have a fixed aperture size, and samples must cover the entire aperture in order to be measured accurately. More…