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14 Sep
2017

Ten Tips for Tooling with Precision Board

  • September 14, 2017
  • Tai Freligh
  • 139 views

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
2017

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
2017
Onsrud speeds and feeds for CNC routing of HDU

Updated Speeds and Feeds for Precision Board HDU

  • August 16, 2017
  • Tai Freligh
  • 814 views

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..

18 Jul
2017

Custom Bonded Blocks Saves You Time = Money

  • July 18, 2017
  • Tai Freligh
  • 26 views

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
  • 85 views

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..