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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..

05 Feb
2018

The Award-Winning Lunsford Think-A-Ma-Jig Sign

2018 marks Lunsford Sign Works 27th year in business.  To celebrate they decided to do a complete rebranding, including a new sign for their business. They set out to create a landmark sign that would really convey their passion for the craft and at the same time be a larger than life, traffic-stopping work of..

14 Nov
2017
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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..

11 Oct
2017

Lost and Foundry: Restoring a WWII Era 16″ Lathe

  • October 11, 2017
  • Tai Freligh
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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...

20 Oct
2016

Fantastically Rich, Beautifully Strange: Workspace Renovations with Synergy

Workspace Renovations with Synergy Sign and Graphics Every once in a while, a skilled sign maker finds his workspace in need of some sprucing up. For top-tier craftsmen who make their living churning out beautiful, skillfully executed creations, it’s only natural that they’d want their creative space to reflect the art that they’re capable of. Today,..

15 Jan
2016

Custom Soft Tooling Blocks: Saving You Time, Money, & Material

Custom Precision Board Tooling Blocks: The Ultimate Soft Tooling Solution “Some of the layup tools we made at Skunk Works were absolutely massive, which meant CNC time was a major factor when determining project deadlines. Coastal’s custom bonded blocks saved us hours on the CNC and ensured we stayed on time and on budget- they..

18 Dec
2015

Introducing newly updated Precision Board Plus

Staying relevant in the modern composites industry requires a delicate balancing act of honest trial and error. In order to grow and mature, a manufacturer must identify the areas in which a product or process can be improved. This requires transparency and self-awareness; the will to acknowledge one’s own shortcomings and confront them in the..

08 Oct
2015

Drilling for an Eye-bolt

Drilling holes in Precision Board has many similarities to wood. However, there are some differences that should be noted. This blog will feature step one of two for hanging a sign using an eye-bolt. Here is a step-by-step picture and video guide to show you how to drill a proper hole in Precision Board to hang..

07 Oct
2015

Texturing Made Easy: TSF-45

Creating a wood texture finish, cross-hatching for an extra dynamic dimension, or achieving the perfect stucco effect can be made easy with TSF-45. This tough yet flexible coating has been made specifically to create a variety of texture finishes on Precision Board, but can also be used on wood, concrete, steel, glass, and even galvanized..

01 Oct
2015

Machining tips and more!

-A message from Chuck Miller, CEO of Coastal Enterprises “Over the years Coastal Enterprises has continually worked to improve Precision Board to meet the changing market needs and requirements. In the last few years change has come even faster to designs and tooling applications, which have required projects to be more sophisticated and complex. We have..