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18 Dec
2015

Introducing newly updated Precision Board Plus

Staying relevant in the modern composites industry requires a delicate balancing act of honest trial and error. In order to grow and mature, a manufacturer must identify the areas in which a product or process can be improved. This requires transparency and self-awareness; the will to acknowledge one’s own shortcomings and confront them in the..

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..

01 Oct
2015

Machining tips and more!

-A message from Chuck Miller, CEO of Coastal Enterprises “Over the years Coastal Enterprises has continually worked to improve Precision Board to meet the changing market needs and requirements. In the last few years change has come even faster to designs and tooling applications, which have required projects to be more sophisticated and complex. We have..

28 Sep
2015

Never stop learning. Again.

  • September 28, 2015
  • Dan Sawatzky
  • 26 views

I consider myself somewhat of a power user when it comes to using our cnc machining software, Enroute Pro 5.1. So why in the heck and I spending 3 days training on the software in Denver, Colorado?. Simple.

06 Aug
2015

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 favorite,..

29 Jul
2015

Custom Support Fixtures

Did you know that Coastal Enterprises can fabricate custom support fixtures for bonded blocks of Precision Board? Yes, it’s true! Whether it’s for CNC machining, oven or autoclave curing, tool transportation, lay up tooling, final inspection, or anything in between, Coastal can fabricate it. These support structures are designed with everything needed; direction casters, leveling..

10 Jun
2015

Free yourself from the insanity of Zebra analysis with Autodesk Shape

  • June 10, 2015
  • Dan Sawatzky
  • 69 views

So you’re working on your surface model, and you are trying to get everything to match up nicely, usually to either G1 (tangent) continuity, or G2 (curvature) continuity.  You think things look pretty good, you join them all together, you run ShowEdges to see if your model has any naked edges……and then you use Zebra to check that your edges are continuous in the way you desire.  Which, frankly, I think is completely nuts.  Allow me to explain.

10 Apr
2015

ISA Sign Expo 2015 is here!

Staying busy at the ISA Sign Expo 2015. One of the largest ISA shows to date, estimating an astonishing total of 20,000+ people this year. Only one day left to attend! Don’t miss your chance to stop by and see us over at Booth #5971. Share our content!

08 Apr
2015

Head back to Las Vegas

  • April 8, 2015
  • guest_YdrgL
  • 22 views

Every year right around this time, the International Sign Show rolls around. This year it is in Las Vegas and I’m on my way there as we speak. Usually, I’m looking for new equipment and demonstrations, but this year is a little different. We’ll be hanging out in the Coastal Enterprises booth answering questions about our signs that have been getting a lot of attention. We also have meetings scheduled with quite a few of our vendors including Laird Plastics, Multicam, and Onsrud.