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15 Jul

Duratec Coatings and Precision Board Tooling

  • July 15, 2019
  • Tai Freligh

Coastal Enterprises, manufacturers of Precision Board HDU, is proud to host guest blogs written by some of the industry’s biggest movers and shakers, posted to the Precision Board Blog.  This guest blog is written by Jody Wyse, Western Regional Sales Manager for Hawkeye Industries, manufacturers of Duratec polyester and vinylester coatings, headquartered in Bloomington, California.  Jody talks..

21 Jun

Payette Prototyping Architectural Designs with Precision Board

  • June 21, 2019
  • Tai Freligh

Boston-based architecture firm Payette leverages their in-house fabrication capabilities to build mock-ups and models as part of their design process. PBLT-15 Precision Board HDU is a staple in their material inventory for CNC-machining, used for everything from topographical models to full-scale façade studies. “Models and prototypes help all parties understand the problem and have a voice..

12 Mar

How Chip Load Factors into CNC Router Speeds and Feeds

  • March 12, 2019
  • Tai Freligh

We often get asked about optimal speeds and feeds settings for CNC routing of Precision Board HDU.  While there is a lot of great information on our website about feeds and speeds, what doesn’t get talked about as much is something called “chip load”.  Chip load can be defined as the size or thickness of..

27 Feb

AXYZ Technical Tip: Are you using the right speeds and feeds?

  • February 27, 2019
  • Tai Freligh

When it comes to routing Precision Board HDU with a CNC machine, we often get asked questions about proper settings for speeds and feeds.  We came across this excellent article from AXYZ, a global manufacturer of CNC router systems and CNC knife systems.  They do a great job explaining what feeds and speeds are as..

25 Feb

Cal Poly Human Powered Vehicle Team to Race at Battle Mountain

  • February 25, 2019
  • Tai Freligh

The Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) Team at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is doing something a little different this year.  Rather than race at the student competition put on by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), they decided to compete at the World Human Powered Speed Challenge (WHPSC) in Battle Mountain, Nevada this September. Five members..

05 Feb

CR Onsrud Routed a Porsche 917k from a Precision Board Bonded Block

  • February 5, 2019
  • Tai Freligh

CR Onsrud wanted to show off their 5-axis Qube CNC machine at trade shows, so they got in touch with Coastal Enterprises to throw some ideas around.  Onsrud regularly uses Precision Board as demo material on their routers, but they wanted to really highlight the capabilities of the Qube for high-speed machining and trimming of..

30 Nov

UCSD Human-Powered Sub Competes Internationally

  • November 30, 2018
  • Tai Freligh

We previously showed you how a team of engineering students from UCSD designed and fabricated a unique human-powered submarine as part of their classroom learning experience. Instead of using a rotary propeller, they took a cue from marine life and designed a dolphin fin propeller.  The students then competed at the European International Submarine Races in..

18 Oct

Welcome to the new!

The Website Has Been Redesigned! New landing pages for Signage & Tooling Applications. “We know that time is money,” said Chuck Miller, President of Coastal Enterprises, “so we simplified the home page with buttons for the most popular Precision Board HDU applications- tooling and signage.”  He added, “now you can quickly access resources and..

10 Oct

UCSD Human-Powered Submarine Mold-Making

  • October 10, 2018
  • Tai Freligh

A team of engineering students from the University of California – San Diego (UCSD) designed and fabricated a unique human-powered submarine as part of their classroom learning experience.  Instead of using a rotary propeller, they took a cue from marine life and designed a dolphin fin propeller.  The students created fiberglass female molds out of..

31 Jul
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Speeds and Feeds Used to Improve CNC Efficiency

  • July 31, 2018
  • Tai Freligh

Wondering about ways to improve your CNC efficiency while still getting clean cuts and reducing down time?  Use the following speeds and feeds settings from LMT Onsrud and also MultiCam as a starting point and play around with them until you get the right combination for the router bits you are using and also the CNC..