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03 Jul

SAE Battle At The Lincoln Airpark!

  • July 3, 2012
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Congratulations to the University of Kansas “Jayhawks” SAE team on their very first SAE competition win. Coastal Enterprises was proud to assist in the construction of two top-of-the-line cars with our Precision Board Plus HDU donations. You may remember the two cars they built which we detailed in last weeks blog: Designing & Building A Race Car..

26 Jun

Designing and Building a Race Car – What Does It Take?

  • June 26, 2012
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Just what goes into the design of a race car? For the many people who have had the pleasure of driving or watching a sports car or professional race car, its quite apparent that some talented minds were involved in the engineering of such a masterpiece. Nick Roberts is one of those talented minds and..

05 Jun

Vacuum Forming In the Movies: Flix Fx

Marc Pollack of Flix FX, Inc in North Hollywood, CA has been producing special effects/props for use in TV, commercials, movies, events and the music industry for the past 21 years. They’ve branched out to include a new patent pending process that will expand the horizon of what can be done with vacuum forming by..

30 May

Winner – 1st Place in Design – Human Powered Vehicle

  • May 30, 2012
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The Cal Poly Human Powered Vehicle Team recently competed at the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) student Human Powered Vehicle Challenge West competition with their newest bike “Gemini”, which was built using donated Precision Board Plus HDU. The event was held at the Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah on the gokart racing track...

23 May

SpaceX Falcon 9 Successful Launch!

  • May 23, 2012
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The Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket successfully launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, FL yesterday 5/22/12. It is headed to the International Space Station with supplies, and is the first time a commercial spacecraft will deliver to the ISS. Congratulations to SpaceX! Check out the original USA Today Article. Share our..

15 May

How Fast Can A Human Powered Vehicle Go?

  • May 15, 2012
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How do you design a champion Human Powered Vehicle? Jonathan Sanders, Fairing Engineer of the University of Missouri Human Powered Vehicle Team gave me the details of this years competition winning build. Background of the HPVC challenge: Designed to provide an opportunity for students to gain valuable design team experience, the Human Powered Vehicle Challenge..

09 May

The Anatomy of a Formula SAE Race Car

  • May 9, 2012
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The University of Maryland Terps Racing team recently unveiled their brand-new 2012 Formula SAE car. They are looking forward to an upcoming first race, which will be held in Ontario, Canada on May 24th, and is known as Formula North. Over 70 school teams out of 1200 worldwide will be competing, and University of Maryland..

04 May

Worlds Longest Egg Toss: Boilermakers Launch Sputnik Seven

Aeronautical Engineering students at Purdue University were tasked with designing, assembling, and launching a rocket – with an egg inside! Mission success rides on the rocket achieving an altitude of exactly 1,000 ft. above ground level, deploying a parachute and hopefully landing with an intact egg.  Will the egg survive? The project was codenamed Sputnik..

25 Apr

Terps Racing 2012 Public Unveiling This Saturday!

  • April 25, 2012
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This weekend on April 28th, the University of Maryland SAE team, Terps Racing, will be unveiling their car for the 2012 Formula SAE season. Formula SAE is a massive international student design competition that has been in place since 1979. The concept behind SAE is that a fictional manufacturing company has contracted a design team..