Orange Coast College Students Sculpting the Future with Precision Board

The students at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California, are creating sculptures using Precision Board High-Density Urethane.  It’s all part of Leland Means’ sculpture class.  He’s exposing the kids to materials they may use in the professional world and empowering them to expand their skill sets.  Coastal Enterprises provides Precision Board to universities around the country as part of our donation program.  Our goal is to support the next generation of engineers, artists, architects and designers so they can take the craft to the next level, just like these students at Orange Coast College are doing.

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The assignments for Leland’s 3D design class include enlarging everyday objects and creating electric guitar prototypes.

“It has been a real boon for our students to use a material that they may encounter in the professional world and an empowering experience to be able to create convincing objects using their skill sets.

Chuck Miller, President of Coastal Enterprises adds, “you can tell by the looks on their faces that these students are incredibly proud of their work, as they should be.”

You can view a gallery of past and present student projects created using Precision Board HDU below.

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Orange Coast College‘s 164-acre campus is located in Costa Mesa just minutes from Southern California’s beautiful beaches. Founded in 1947, with classes beginning in 1948, OCC has grown into one of the nation’s largest — and finest — community colleges, enrolling more than 25,000 students each semester.

Orange Coast College features exceptional facilities and the latest in technology and offers more than 135 academic and career programs, including one of the nation’s largest and most acclaimed public nautical programs. Nearly half the students on campus are enrolled in one of OCC’s Career and Technical Education programs.

Coastal Enterprises manufactures Precision Board HDU, a high-density urethane material used extensively in the tooling industry.  It is a closed-cell rigid material that does not rot, warp or crack.

Coastal has a long tradition of donating Precision Board HDU to schools around the country in support of the next generation of engineers, designers and artists working in composites.  If you are interested in finding out more about our Precision Board school donation program, check out our School Donation page and get in touch with us to see how we can help your program out.