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10 Oct

UCSD Human-Powered Submarine Mold-Making

  • October 10, 2018
  • Tai Freligh

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..

14 May

Creating an Architectural Gable with Precision Board HDU

When Shane Durnford created an architectural gable for a home, he used Precision Board HDU and hand-carved the incredible detail into it. For him it was a return to sign work & he couldn’t be happier about it. Shane talks about bringing this work of art to life through craftsmanship, skill and the use of Precision Board..

09 Apr

Putting the Glass in Gramma’s Bloomers

When Kenna McCulluh wanted to make a sign for her side business, Gramma’s Bloomers, she decided to use the leftover Precision Board HDU pieces from larger projects at the full time sign company she owns, Custom Sign Center, LLC in Idaho.  She wanted to make a smaltz sign, but decided to crush her own glass from the..

04 Oct

Jumping the Shark: Hand-Carved Precision Board HDU

Are you wondering if Precision Board HDU can be hand-carved? Absolutely! We talked to Jim McKay who recently created a dimensional sign out of Precision Board PBLT-18 using only hand-carving tools and a dremel. Read on to see how he created the detail and depth on this 3D Mako Fin shark sign and get some..

05 Sep

Add Shine to Your Sign with a Chrome Coating

When Jim Dawson from Synergy Sign & Graphics got the call from his friend Steve at Liquid 3D Design about collaborating on chrome coating of signs, he was intrigued.  Steve asked him to carve a 3D sign out of Precision Board PBLT-30 so that he could practice his chrome spraying technique.  Jim decided to make two..

30 Aug

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..

24 Aug

Xpressive graphiX: Lighting up the Sign Industry with LED Part 2

Have you considered the benefits of using Precision Board HDU to make a dimensional LED sign?  According to Xpressive graphiX in Zanesville, Ohio, the advantage of using HDU over a metal cabinet is that you can add textures and 3D elements and get a lot more creative. To get design tips and learn more, we talked to buisiness..

09 Aug

Harley Quinn Heats up San Diego Comic-Con 2017

Thinking about using Precision Board HDU in combination with other types of materials for a project?  We talked to James A. Powell, VP of Design at Monster City Studios in Fresno, California, about a recent project his team worked on involving both Precision Board and EPS (expanded polystyrene AKA ‘bead foam’).  He needed quick turnaround on a..

02 Aug
Steel frame 3D camel sign

3D Camel Puts “The Zone” Sign Over the Top

Are you thinking of creative ways to add 3D elements to a relatively 2D sign?  When The Zone children’s summer camp in the Catskills Mountains of New York needed their sign redesigned, they got in touch with Jim Dawson at Synergy Sign & Graphics in Strasburg, Ohio.  They wanted a design based on their mascot,..

26 Jul

Xpressive graphiX: Lighting up the Sign Industry with LED Part 1

Have you ever wondered about the advantage of using Precision Board HDU with LED?  According to Xpressive graphiX in Zanesville, Ohio, you can get far more creative with Precision Board versus a standard aluminum cabinet.  Push-through letters can always be added, but it will be extremely hard to get something dimensional.  The advantage of using HDU over..