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15 Jan

Chuck Miller Featured on Composites World Podcast

  • January 15, 2018
  • Tai Freligh

Chuck Miller, President of Coastal Enterprises, manufacturers of Precision Board HDU, was recently featured on the Composites World podcast. He discussed his background and involvement with the evolving world of composites and tooling from his time as a Manufacturing Engineer on the Saturn S-II, the second stage of the Saturn V Moon Launch Vehicle (fabricated by North..

08 Dec

Cold Jet Dry Ice Cleaning of Precision Board Tools

  • December 8, 2017
  • Tai Freligh

Are you considering dry ice cleaning of a Precision Board HDU tool, but not sure if it can handle the pressure? We had Cold Jet, a pioneer in dry ice blasting and global expert on dry ice technology, dry ice blast a PBLT-70 tool coated with FSC-88 WB Primer. The results? Dry ice cleaning removed..

14 Nov
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Routing Precision Board HDU with a Techno CNC Systems Machine

Techno CNC Systems has worked with Coastal Enterprises for a long time, so we thought it would be fun to have them fabricate a sign out of Precision Board HDU.  Bob Valentine put together a CAM design using both the Techno CNC Systems and Coastal Enterprises logos.  He then routed a 2″ thick piece of..

25 Oct

University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project – Eos II

  • October 25, 2017
  • Tai Freligh

The University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project (UMNSVP) recently completed the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge using a vehicle they designed and created from start to finish. Coastal Enterprises was honored to donate Precision Board HDU to the team for use in fabricating their vehicle.  This is their story.   The team spent two years developing Eos..

11 Oct

Lost and Foundry: Restoring a WWII Era 16″ Lathe

  • October 11, 2017
  • Tai Freligh

Tom Utley is doing a detailed restoration of a WWII-era South Bend 16″ x 60″ metal lathe, which is about 9 feet long and weighs 2,700 pounds fully loaded. It was originally delivered to the US Army in June of 1943 with the Crossed Cannons logo of the Army Ordnance Corp stamped into the bed...

27 Sep

Priming High Density Urethane – Did You Know?

Did you know Coastal Enterprises manufactures a water-based primer that is high in solids, which is perfect for HDU, but can also be used on wood*, metal and concrete? *Priming wood? Reduce FSC-88 with water by 25% to increase absorption and improve adhesion. FSC-88 WB is a sprayable, brushable, rollable water based primer/filler that is used..

20 Sep

Green is More than Just a Color…

At Coastal Enterprises, green is more than just a color. It’s a vigorous nod toward Earth’s future. As part of an ongoing commitment to environmental health, Precision Board Plus HDU is formulated with eco-friendly, “Green” urethane components, making it Certified Green and Non-Toxic. Because of this formulation, Precision Board has achieved a certified “Carbon Balance”..

14 Sep

Ten Tips for Tooling with Precision Board

  • September 14, 2017
  • Tai Freligh

With its roots in Aerospace, Precision Board Tooling Board is specifically engineered to meet the demands of a broad range of tooling and tool making applications. Both PBLT Tooling Board (for low temperature applications up to 200 F) and PBHT Tooling Board (for high temperature applications up to 300 F), possess excellent machining characteristics and..

30 Aug

Ten Tips for Working with Precision Board

1. Carbide cutters are not mandatory when working with Precision Board since it is non-abrasive.  Precision Board can be cut with standard HSS cutting tools.   2. To maximize CNC efficiency and cutting time, and to minimize dust and increase chips, the Onsrud Router Bit Selector Guide provides guidelines for proper router bits, speeds and feeds. 3. After you have primed Precision Board Plus..

16 Aug
Onsrud speeds and feeds for CNC routing of HDU

Updated Speeds and Feeds for Precision Board HDU

  • August 16, 2017
  • Tai Freligh

One of the more frequent inquiries we receive at Coastal Enterprises involves questions about machining Precision Board 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, “I..