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08 Dec
2015

CompositesWorld: Carbon Fiber 2015

Landmark composites convention kicks off in Knoxville, Tennessee The composites industry is constantly looking towards the future, providing the means and materials for the next groundbreaking technological advancement. Every manufacturer is racing to discover the next big thing, that next stepping-stone on the way to better technology, more effective production processes, and a higher understanding of our own..

18 Mar
2014

Missouri S & T Students Experiment With New Carbon Fiber

  • March 18, 2014
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New technology and style for the Missouri S & T human powered vehicle.  We’ve been following Missouri S & T and their Human Powered Vehicle team for a few years now, documenting their progress as they race (and win) from coast to coast. Checking in with team member Jon Sanders on the Missouri S &..

07 May
2014

Human Powered Vehicles: The Green Alternative

  • May 7, 2014
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  • 80 views

In today’s world of ever-evolving automotive and mechanical technology, changes happen fast and often. Today’s colleges and universities prepare future engineers for these challenges through hands-on training with teams such as Human Powered Vehicles, Solar Cars, Formula SAE cars and more. A great example of this is the University of Wisconsin-Madison Human Powered Vehicle team...

08 Nov
2019

How Berkeley Formula Racing Uses Precision Board Tooling

  • November 8, 2019
  • Tai Freligh
  • 75 views

The following Precision Board Guest Blog is written by Hunter Wheeler, a student of engineering at U.C. Berkeley.  Hunter is part of the Berkeley Formula Racing program and describes how the Formula SAE Team used Precision Board urethane tooling board to make one-off molds for the carbon fiber pieces of their race car. In Hunter’s..

18 Jun
2014

Cornell Formula SAE Team Adds Aero Kit to 2014 Race Car

  • June 18, 2014
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  • 185 views

Anytime a project involves adding a motorcycle race engine to a four-wheel chassis, its bound to be pretty awesome. Cornell’s 2014 FSAE car, ARG14, weighs in at only 420 lbs. and boasts a turbocharged 2007 Honda CBR-600RR engine and complete carbon fiber monocoque frame. ARG14 got a chance to bare its teeth this past month when hundreds of teams..

15 Oct
2013

CSUF Reduces Weight on FSAE Car With The Help of Precision Board

  • October 15, 2013
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  • 130 views

Cal State Fullerton was able to reduce the weight on their 2012 FSAE car an estimated 40 lbs. by designing and building a composite chassis instead of using chromoly tubular steel like past years. The FSAE team was able to accomplish this with the help of Precision Board PBLT-20 HDU donated by Coastal Enterprises. After..

10 Oct
2018

UCSD Human-Powered Submarine Mold-Making

  • October 10, 2018
  • Tai Freligh
  • 298 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..

09 Dec
2011

Rockets and Eggs – 1000 Feet in the air

  • December 9, 2011
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  • 142 views

We received a call from Luke DeLisio, an Aeronautical Engineering student at Purdue University, inquiring about the possibility of a Precision Board Plus donation for a very interesting project they were undertaking. Their mission: To design, assemble and successfully launch a rocket – with an egg inside. Mission success rides on the rocket achieving an..

01 Jul
2015

Vehicle Wrap Color Change

  A complete vinyl color change on a vehicle is a great way to change things up without the huge expense of repainting. There are so many color and texture options to choose from making your combinations almost endless! You can full wrap or just accent your vehicle with a huge assortment of colors, metallics, matte, carbon fiber, even chrome! This wrap began as a red ford fusion sport. The materials chosen were the Avery SW 900 Supreme Cast Garnet Matte Red and Carbon Fiber as accents. Once again great job to Rad and Greg! – Steve      

18 Feb
2015

CSU Students use Precision Board to help them compete…

With the continuous support of Coastal Enterprises Company, CSUF’s Formula SAE team has successfully finished a vehicle for the past five consecutive years.   This coming year will be the first year they implement an aerodynamics package to the design. By using Precision Board Plus they are able to easily machine precise, high quality master..