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16 Aug
2011

Family-Themed Cruise Line Debut’s New Water Slide

  Who do you call if you’re a discerning family-themed cruise line looking to build a state of the art water slide featuring a signature element from one of your most beloved and iconic characters? The answer is FormaShape 3D Architectural Design Solutions of British Columbia. The design called for a giant replica of the..

01 Aug
2011

Sign Industry Collaboration Culminates at The NBM Show

Sign Industry leaders OneShot and Coastal Enterprises join forces with life-long artist and pin stripe legend, Tramp Warner, and one of the San Diego areas top sign makers, Ford Signs, to produce a demonstration sign that will eventually hang in one of OneShot’s facilities (word has it that the corporate office is angling for the sign after..

01 Aug
2011

Resins Cut Time and Increase Profits

When your design calls for a durable, ultra high gloss finish, one of the best and most efficient ways to achieve it on a variety of substrates including HDU, is by using resins such as PB Resin. Once you have the application techniques down, resins can cut time and allow greater profit margins for your signs because they..

20 Jul
2011

Speeds and Feeds

One of the more frequent inquiries we receive at Coastal Enterprises involves questions about machining Precision Board Plus 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..

01 Jul
2011

Some Assembly Required

Dan Sawatzky’s Triangle Contracting Co. Sign Takes First Place! Dan Sawatzky’s excavator is an excellent example of planning out a yield strategy and using PB Bond-240 urethane adhesive to put it all together. Working from a sheet of 1” thick PBLT-30 Precision Board Plus, Dan relies on his CNC router to cut the individual pieces to..

01 Jul
2011

PB Bond 240 Turns Scrap HDU Into Inventory

One of the best ways to get the most from the Precision Board Plus you’ve purchased is to carefully plan out your “maximum yield strategy”. Frequently, it will be more economical to bond more than one piece of Precision Board Plus to create unique shapes or thicknesses, versus building your sign from a single block. PB..

13 Jun
2011

Even the Art is Big In Texas: The Aggie Ring

A 3D laser scanner that is accurate to 1/100th of an inch and a 3 axis CNC mill capable of sculpting an 8 inch thick 4’x 8’ block of material are not the typical tools you find in an art studio. But then this is no ordinary art studio. It’s Blue Genie Art Industries of Austin..

11 May
2011

Kenworth Truck Hood. Nice Rig!

There’s a saying around Diversified Manufacturing of California, Inc.’s facility in Vista California. “You say it, we make it!” That’s the kind of “can do” attitude Thane Rivers, Founder, President and CEO of DMOC has instilled in his highly accomplished team of designers, programmers and fabricators. They’ll not only make it, but make it right...

10 May
2011

A New Stetson For Clint

  Anyone who has traveled along Highway 101 through Pismo Beach California has no doubt seen the 40 foot wooden hand-carved statue of Clint the Cowboy standing proud in the parking lot of McLintock’s Saloon. For a few months regular travelers might even have noticed the familiar icon was missing his hat. It had to..

01 May
2011

FSC-360WB Repairs Cracks…and Mistakes

Get a bit too aggressive with the sandblaster? The sign you just finished have some surface damage needing repair prior to finishing? It happens. And when it does you’ll be glad you have some FSC-360 WB Putty on hand. FSC-360 WB is a high quality, water-based putty specifically designed to repair damage that may occur..