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25 Oct
2017

University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project – Eos II

  • October 25, 2017
  • Tai Freligh
  • 47 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
  • 182 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...

27 Sep
2017

Priming High Density Urethane – Did You Know?

Did you know Coastal Enterprises manufactures a water-based primer that is high in solids, which is perfect for HDU, but can also be used on wood*, metal and concrete? *Priming wood? Reduce FSC-88 with water by 25% to increase absorption and improve adhesion. FSC-88 WB is a sprayable, brushable, rollable water based primer/filler that is used..

20 Sep
2017

Green is More than Just a Color…

At Coastal Enterprises, green is more than just a color. It’s a vigorous nod toward Earth’s future. As part of an ongoing commitment to environmental health, Precision Board Plus HDU is formulated with eco-friendly, “Green” urethane components, making it Certified Green and Non-Toxic. Because of this formulation, Precision Board has achieved a certified “Carbon Balance”..

14 Sep
2017

Ten Tips for Tooling with Precision Board HDU

  • September 14, 2017
  • Tai Freligh
  • 55 views

With its roots in Aerospace, Precision Board Plus HDU Tooling Board is specifically engineered to meet the demands of a broad range of tooling and tool making applications. Both PBLT Tooling Board (for low temperature applications up to 200 F) and PBHT Tooling Board (for high temperature applications up to 300 F), possess excellent machining..

30 Aug
2017

Ten Tips for Working with Precision Board

1. Carbide cutters are not mandatory when working with Precision Board since it is non-abrasive.  Precision Board can be cut with standard HSS cutting tools.   2. To maximize CNC efficiency and cutting time, and to minimize dust and increase chips, the Onsrud Router Bit Selector Guide provides guidelines for proper router bits, speeds and feeds. 3. After you have primed Precision Board Plus..

16 Aug
2017
Onsrud speeds and feeds for CNC routing of HDU

Updated Speeds and Feeds for Precision Board HDU

  • August 16, 2017
  • Tai Freligh
  • 308 views

One of the more frequent inquiries we receive at Coastal Enterprises involves questions about machining Precision Board HDU. For those that are experienced in working with the product, we typically hear things like, “this stuff cuts like butter”, “my cutters last longer”, “I can set my CNC to a higher feed rate” or our favorite, “I..

18 Jul
2017

Custom Bonded Blocks Saves You Time = Money

  • July 18, 2017
  • Tai Freligh
  • 10 views

Wouldn’t it be great to save yourself time and money on that bonded block and have it delivered, ready to machine?  Precision Board custom-bonded blocks are designed from the ground up to save you time, material, and money.  All we need is an isometric drawing to provide a quote.  Our skilled production team can assemble..

08 Jun
2017

Airfoils: You Are Doing it Wrong

  • June 8, 2017
  • Guest HzAPg
  • 36 views

To be fair, I was at least doing it wrong-ish for many years, or at least, not as right as I could be. Allow me to explain – and yes, I’m dusting off this blog after many years of inactivity. I figured I would get things going again by going back to the very beginning, and pass along some of my updated thinking as it pertains to drawing airfoils in NURBS. In case you haven’t read it, here is my original post on drawing airfoils in NURBS.

03 Nov
2016

How it’s Made: Fabricating a Composite Truck Cab

Since 1999, Daycab Company, in Rockwood, TN, has been using composites to retrofit class 8 commercial trucks with sleeper cabs to day cabs. Why would anyone be interested in having the sleeper cab removed, and a composite day cab installed you ask? Once a commercial truck gets to a certain age, many fleets will not..