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31 Jul
2018
Skallywag Bay

Speeds and Feeds Used to Improve CNC Efficiency

  • July 31, 2018
  • Tai Freligh
  • 256 views

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..

17 Apr
2018

MultiCam CNC Speeds and Feeds for Precision Board HDU

One of the more frequent inquiries we receive at Coastal Enterprises involves questions about CNC machining of Precision Board HDU. Typical questions include, “what type of cutter works best,” “where do I start with my speed and feed settings,” and “what should my chip load be?” We asked our friends at MultiCam USA to rout shapes with a CNC..

12 Feb
2018

MultiCam Waterjet Cutting Precision Board HDU

MultiCam Inc., a global supplier of CNC cutting solutions, tested out their 5000 Series Waterjet on several densities of Precision Board HDU and sent us video and settings information. They cut a variety of shapes into the Precision Board, showing off the 5-axis capabilities of the machine.  Read on to get MultiCam Waterjet settings and watch some really..

15 Jan
2018

Chuck Miller Featured on Composites World Podcast

  • January 15, 2018
  • Tai Freligh
  • 124 views

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
2017

Cold Jet Dry Ice Cleaning of Precision Board Tools

  • December 8, 2017
  • Tai Freligh
  • 154 views

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
2017
techno cnc systems

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
2017

University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project – Eos II

  • October 25, 2017
  • Tai Freligh
  • 98 views

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
2017

Lost and Foundry: Restoring a WWII Era 16″ Lathe

  • October 11, 2017
  • Tai Freligh
  • 380 views

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
2017

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
2017

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”..