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18 Jul
2017

Custom Bonded Blocks Saves You Time = Money

  • July 18, 2017
  • Tai Freligh
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Wouldn’t it be great to save yourself time and money on that bonded block and have it delivered, ready to machine?  Precision Board custom-bonded blocks are designed from the ground up to save you time, material, and money.  All we need is an isometric drawing to provide a quote.  Our skilled production team can assemble..

08 Jun
2017

Airfoils: You Are Doing it Wrong

  • June 8, 2017
  • Guest HzAPg
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To be fair, I was at least doing it wrong-ish for many years, or at least, not as right as I could be. Allow me to explain – and yes, I’m dusting off this blog after many years of inactivity. I figured I would get things going again by going back to the very beginning, and pass along some of my updated thinking as it pertains to drawing airfoils in NURBS. In case you haven’t read it, here is my original post on drawing airfoils in NURBS.

03 Nov
2016

How it’s Made: Fabricating a Composite Truck Cab

Since 1999, Daycab Company, in Rockwood, TN, has been using composites to retrofit class 8 commercial trucks with sleeper cabs to day cabs. Why would anyone be interested in having the sleeper cab removed, and a composite day cab installed you ask? Once a commercial truck gets to a certain age, many fleets will not..

27 Oct
2016

Speeds and Feeds for Optimal Precision Board HDU Machining

HDU Machining with Precision Board Plus 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..

14 Oct
2016

Precision Board Donations: Supporting the Future of Composites

Sponsoring Schools with Precision Board Donations Here at Coastal Enterprises, we place a lot of importance on the future of composite materials. Space travel, aeronautics, construction, and many other industries depend on the advancement of different composites technologies, and we want to see them flourish in the coming years. The next generation of composites professionals..

01 Sep
2016

How to Reduce CNC Machining Time in Soft Tooling

Smart and Easy Soft Tooling with Precision Board Bonded Blocks Custom bonded blocks can be a game-changing asset for any soft tooling application. Order a professionally bonded custom block, and have it arrive fully bonded and ready for machining- this is a huge CNC time-saving benefit. Our custom bonded blocks allow you to save significant machining time, as..

04 Aug
2016
Custom Bonded Step Tools

Custom Tooling Board Blocks: Soft Tooling Made Easy

Custom Tooling Board Blocks Save Time, Money, and Material Soft tooling can be a time-consuming and expensive process. A common method is to order a number of individual tooling board sheets, bond them together in-house, and then machine the newly formed block to size. This means a lot of added time and labor to bond..

10 Jun
2016

Fast shipping tooling board: Don’t settle for long lead times!

Fast shipping tooling board: Check out our 52-second video to see how we do it! We understand how important it is to get the material you need, exactly when you need it. That’s why Coastal Enterprises maintains such a large inventory: It’s fast and easy to ship Precision Board that we already have in stock! We excel at..

13 May
2016

SAMPE Long Beach 2016: Free Passes!

Get your FREE PASSES to SAMPE Long Beach 2016! Visit us at Booth O41 In less than two weeks, the Coastal Enterprises team will be setting up shop at SAMPE Long Beach 2016, to rub elbows with some of the country’s top-notch companies and individuals in the advanced materials industries. SAMPE is the only conference..

04 Feb
2016

Sweet Phoenix: Cal Poly SLO’s Triumph at HPVC West

At Coastal Enterprises, we like to look at the composites industry as a fully collaborative effort. Every fresh new development by an individual is really a contribution to a collective knowledge base. Like any scientific pursuit, the most potent advancements are made when information is shared freely between likeminded groups of people. For this reason,..