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09 Dec
2011

Rockets and Eggs – 1000 Feet in the air

  • December 9, 2011
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We received a call from Luke DeLisio, an Aeronautical Engineering student at Purdue University, inquiring about the possibility of a Precision Board Plus donation for a very interesting project they were undertaking. Their mission: To design, assemble and successfully launch a rocket – with an egg inside. Mission success rides on the rocket achieving an..

02 Dec
2011

UAV Project – Update

  • December 2, 2011
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As students at Colorado State University continue with this amazing project, they have been posting many pictures and videos of the UAV progress. See all the updates, including a video of the very first test flight here: http://www.facebook.com/larvauav?sk=wall and also here: http://www.helrot.com/larva  Machining Precision Board Plus PBLT-30:   Top half of carbon fiber mold curing: LARVA Dimensions:..

11 Nov
2011

UAV Project – Colorado State University

  • November 11, 2011
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LARVA, or Local Area Reconnaissance Visual Assistant is a senior design engineering project undertaken by four highly motivated engineers from Colorado State University. It is an ultra-small UAV being designed for use in cramped urban conditions, using a VTOL System (vertical take-off and landing). Using donated Precision Board Plus HDU, they were able to create..

13 Oct
2011

Thermoformed Likes it Turnkey

Thermoformed Plastic Products, located in the Air Capital of the World, manufactures Vacuum Form tools, Master models, CNC holding fixtures, Composite Layup molds and other tooling for many of the well-known aerospace companies.  TPP chooses Precision Board Plus and Coastal Enterprises to help them get the job done efficiently and on time.  “At TPP, we..

23 Sep
2011

Now That’s a CNC Machine

We’ve been hearing for a few years now about the massive CNC machine over at Phoenix Technology Works, but until we actually saw a picture, we honestly did not have a true image of just how big it was. It’s one thing to read that the CMS Poseidon Moving Bridge is housed in a 10,000..

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..

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..

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...

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..