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16 Apr

Great Video On Vacuum Forming With Household Items!

  • April 16, 2012
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We discovered an excellent video recently about vacuum forming using household items. Using scrap wood and a shop vac, check out how easily vacuum forming can be done in your own house. Talk about a great potential science project! Vacuum forming is a variation of thermoforming, where a sheet of plastic is heated to a..

11 Apr

Sierra Technical Services: Engineering and Composite Tooling Services For Your Project

Sierra Technical Services, or STS, located in the heart of the Antelope Valley can give you the composite tooling and engineering help you need. With over 30 years of experience, specializing in the manufacturing of composite tooling and structures, and aerospace engineering services, STS will help you get to your desired solution quickly and economically...

19 Mar

Cal Poly’s 3000 MPG Supermileage Car

  • March 19, 2012
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George Leone, Student Project Facilitator at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA, sent us pictures of a fascinating project one of the student teams is undertaking. Cal Poly students are designing a “Supermileage” car to compete in the Shell Eco-Marathon as part of a class project. The Shell Eco Marathon is designed to challenge..

13 Mar

The Year of the Demon: Headed for 500 mph in 2012

  The Speed Demon, a single-seat road rocket, currently holds the record for the world’s fastest turbo charged race car with a top speed, to date, of 462.345 mph!  Coastal Enterprises custom bonded blocks of PBLT-10 to be machined for the tooling of the Speed Demon. The Speed Demon is about 30’ in length and..

27 Feb

Custom Blocks – Decrease Your CNC Machining Time

  • February 27, 2012
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Coastal Enterprises offers custom sized and custom bonded blocks of Precision Board Plus to save on labor and CNC machining time. We already have eight standard sizes up to 24″ thick in stock, but if a different shape or size is needed, there is no limit to the size or shape of blocks we can..

22 Feb

Router Bit Search Guide – Improve your RPM and Feed Rates

  • February 22, 2012
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Have you ever been not completely sure which router bit would work best for the Precision Board Plus you were about to cut? Well worry no more, LMT Onsrud, the experts in plastic routing have a router bit search tool to help you select the proper bit. Using the correct router bit will allow you..

25 Jan

Terps Racing – 2012 Racecar Design

  • January 25, 2012
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The University of Maryland’s Formula SAE team is a world ranked collegiate design group. Every year they design, build and compete an open-wheeled racecar. Competition includes almost 1000 different schools from all around the world, the University of Maryland is currently ranked 8th. The focus of this year is an aerodynamic design featuring a complex..

18 Jan

Human Powered Vehicle Challenge

  • January 18, 2012
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George Leone, Student Project Facilitator at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA, recently sent us pictures of a project that students from the Human Powered Vehicle Club designed for the ASME Human Powered Vehicle Challenge. The human powered vehicles have been known to reach speeds of approximately 55 mph. After testing the sheet-metal prototype, a..

16 Jan

Lean Manufacturing – Maximize Value, Minimize Waste

  • January 16, 2012
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The Lean Enterprise Institute defines lean manufacturing as a process designed to maximize customer value while minimizing waste. Or, to create more value for customers with fewer resources. A lean company understands customer value, and focuses its key processes to continuously increase it. The ultimate goal is to provide perfect value to the customer through..

16 Dec

New CNC Technology – Partnering Craftsmanship and Manufacturing

  • December 16, 2011
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Instructors Ronnie Parsons and Gil Akos, at the Pratt Institute School of Undergraduate Architecture, are teaching students about new CNC technology. Specifically, they are addressing the difference between craftsmanship and manufacturing, with the goal of partnering them together. The former being the “workmanship of risk,” and the latter the “workmanship of certainty.” The goal of the..