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Optimization of Painting Parameters to Obtain the Desired Gloss Value on Metro Car Interior Panels
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(June 4, 2020)
     

BEML is manufacturing metro coaches for Delhi, Bangalore, Jaipur and Kolkata Metro Rail Corporations. The Interior of these coaches are fitted with GFRP based panels. Earlier these panels used to come in completely painted, in ready to fit condition from M/s. ROTEM, Korea at a high cost. As a part of import substitution and “MAKE IN INDIA” policy, large panel painting facility was established indigenously. With the painting process given by the collaborator, the required gloss value which is a critical indicator of aesthetics could not be achieved. Hence, the rejection by the customer was high. To optimize painting process parameters to get the desired results, six sigma methodology was adopted.

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