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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..

20 Mar
2011

More Detail + Higher Density = Greater Profits

Offering a sign made of 30lb Precision Board Plus instead of 15lb is great way to increase profits. The denser material machines as easily, yet generally requires less priming and sanding. And since the material cost is only roughly 10-15% of the cost of a sign, the added value of a 30lb Precision Board Plus..

13 Mar
2011

Art Center BMW Concept Car

It began as a challenge to students at the Art Center College of Design, a perennial hotbed of transportation design that has produced many of the world’s top automotive designers. The task? Take a BMW 1 Series 5–door SUV, a model not marketed in the states, and “reinvent” it by completely redesigning the exterior and..

10 Mar
2011

PB Fast Set For a Strong, Fast Bond

As with all of our Companion Products, PB Fast Set has been specifically formulated to meet the needs of sign makers working with Precision Board Plus HDU. A versatile one-part, urethane adhesive that is ready to use right out of the container (no mixing), PB Fast Set will find many uses around your workshop. Use..

25 Feb
2011

Texturing With FSC-88 WB

Dan Sawatzky is known for using a wide variety of interesting textures in the signs he creates. One technique he is fond of using is applying FSC-88 WB with random brush strokes to add texture to routed letters. To quote Dan, ” I don’t want my signs to look like a machine made them. I..

13 Feb
2011
Guy Martin Design featured in Tooling News #1, February 2011

A guy named Guy (pronounced “Gee”) and a Robot named Marie

His name is Guy Martin. He is SCI-Arc trained (Southern California Institute of Architecture) and considers himself a Digital Architect. His partner is a robot named Marie with an 80’ reach and together they’ve fabricated complex composite creations for clients as varied as designer Philippe Starck, and the pioneering private space transport company, Space X...

13 Feb
2011

FSC-88 The Most Versatile Primer On The Planet

  After listening to sign makers for years tell us about their dissatisfaction with available primers, we created FSC-88WB. Spray it, brush it, roll it or squeegee it on, this one-part water-based product easily adapts to your chosen application method. FSC-88WB is a high-solid content, high-build primer, perfect for the closed cell structure of Precision..

24 Oct
2010

Michigan “3 peats” Solar Challenge

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Demonstrating their engineering prowess, the University of Michigan’s Infinium completes the 1100 mile race just 2 hours ahead of the University of Minnesota’s entry. The American Solar Challenge is a competition to design, build and race solar powered cars cross country in a timed rally-style event. Held every summer for the past 20 years in..