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18 Oct
2018

Welcome to the new PrecisionBoard.com!

The PrecisionBoard.com Website Has Been Redesigned! New landing pages for Signage & Tooling Applications. “We know that time is money,” said Chuck Miller, President of Coastal Enterprises, “so we simplified the home page with buttons for the most popular Precision Board HDU applications- tooling and signage.”  He added, “now you can quickly access resources and..

10 Oct
2018

UCSD Human-Powered Submarine Mold-Making

  • October 10, 2018
  • Tai Freligh
  • 43 views

A team of engineering students from the University of California – San Diego (UCSD) designed and fabricated a unique human-powered submarine as part of their classroom learning experience.  Instead of using a rotary propeller, they took a cue from marine life and designed a dolphin fin propeller.  The students created fiberglass female molds out of..

31 Jul
2018
Skallywag Bay

Speeds and Feeds Used to Improve CNC Efficiency

  • July 31, 2018
  • Tai Freligh
  • 31 views

Wondering about ways to improve your CNC efficiency while still getting clean cuts and reducing down time?  Use the following speeds and feeds settings from LMT Onsrud and also MultiCam as a starting point and play around with them until you get the right combination for the router bits you are using and also the CNC..

17 Apr
2018

MultiCam CNC Speeds and Feeds for Precision Board HDU

One of the more frequent inquiries we receive at Coastal Enterprises involves questions about CNC machining of Precision Board HDU. Typical questions include, “what type of cutter works best,” “where do I start with my speed and feed settings,” and “what should my chip load be?” We asked our friends at MultiCam USA to rout shapes with a CNC..

12 Feb
2018

MultiCam Waterjet Cutting Precision Board HDU

MultiCam Inc., a global supplier of CNC cutting solutions, tested out their 5000 Series Waterjet on several densities of Precision Board HDU and sent us video and settings information. They cut a variety of shapes into the Precision Board, showing off the 5-axis capabilities of the machine.  Read on to get MultiCam Waterjet settings and watch some really..

15 Jan
2018

Chuck Miller Featured on Composites World Podcast

  • January 15, 2018
  • Tai Freligh
  • 21 views

Chuck Miller, President of Coastal Enterprises, manufacturers of Precision Board HDU, was recently featured on the Composites World podcast. He discussed his background and involvement with the evolving world of composites and tooling from his time as a Manufacturing Engineer on the Saturn S-II, the second stage of the Saturn V Moon Launch Vehicle (fabricated by North..

08 Dec
2017

Cold Jet Dry Ice Cleaning of Precision Board Tools

  • December 8, 2017
  • Tai Freligh
  • 13 views

Are you considering dry ice cleaning of a Precision Board HDU tool, but not sure if it can handle the pressure? We had Cold Jet, a pioneer in dry ice blasting and global expert on dry ice technology, dry ice blast a PBLT-70 tool coated with FSC-88 WB Primer. The results? Dry ice cleaning removed..

14 Nov
2017
techno cnc systems

Routing Precision Board HDU with a Techno CNC Systems Machine

Techno CNC Systems has worked with Coastal Enterprises for a long time, so we thought it would be fun to have them fabricate a sign out of Precision Board HDU.  Bob Valentine put together a CAM design using both the Techno CNC Systems and Coastal Enterprises logos.  He then routed a 2″ thick piece of..

25 Oct
2017

University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project – Eos II

  • October 25, 2017
  • Tai Freligh
  • 16 views

The University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project (UMNSVP) recently completed the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge using a vehicle they designed and created from start to finish. Coastal Enterprises was honored to donate Precision Board HDU to the team for use in fabricating their vehicle.  This is their story.   The team spent two years developing Eos..

11 Oct
2017

Lost and Foundry: Restoring a WWII Era 16″ Lathe

  • October 11, 2017
  • Tai Freligh
  • 32 views

Tom Utley is doing a detailed restoration of a WWII-era South Bend 16″ x 60″ metal lathe, which is about 9 feet long and weighs 2,700 pounds fully loaded. It was originally delivered to the US Army in June of 1943 with the Crossed Cannons logo of the Army Ordnance Corp stamped into the bed...