Troubleshooting Coating Defects

Provided by: ToolingU

This class covers the basics of troubleshooting coating processes including descriptions of various tools used in the troubleshooting process, including Pareto charts, check sheets, and fishbone diagrams.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe troubleshooting
  • List the basic steps of the troubleshooting process
  • Distinguish between a deviation and a problem
  • Explain the different methods for detecting coating defects
  • Explain how to properly define a coating defect
  • Describe the complications involved in naming a defect
  • Distinguish between the types of data gathered when troubleshooting
  • Describe check sheets
  • Explain the steps in finding a cause of a defect
  • Describe fishbone diagrams
  • Describe Pareto charts
  • Describe how to form a hypothesis
  • Explain the process for testing hypotheses
  • Describe the importance of documenting results.

Recommended Background

  • Recommended for manufacturing personnel & supervisors handling the finishing & coating operations of a product.

Course ID


Skill Focus

Smart Business



Employee Type

New Applicants, Operations teams, 1st level supervisor

Method of Delivery


Estimated Effort

2 hrs



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