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03 Apr
2013

Baja SAE Off-Road Action!

  • April 3, 2013
  • admin
  • 56 views

Throughout the history of the Coastal Enterprises blog, many of you have seen stories featuring universities & colleges to whom we’ve donated Precision Board Plus HDU. These stories range from Human Powered Vehicles and Solar Cars to Formula SAE and Supermileage Cars. Coastal Enterprises is now proud to announce our first-ever HDU donation to the..

24 Apr
2013

Corvette Conversion: Bringing A Corvette Back To The Good Old Days!

  • April 24, 2013
  • admin
  • 502 views

Classic Reflections Coachworks specializes in completely transforming a new Corvette into a classic, retro Corvette. As you can imagine, this is quite a labor-intensive process (the first “retro” car took 6 years and 5000 hours). Working with our friend Ron Marsden, General Manager at CRC, we’re able to show you some insight into this innovative..

11 Nov
2011

UAV Project – Colorado State University

  • November 11, 2011
  • admin
  • 50 views

LARVA, or Local Area Reconnaissance Visual Assistant is a senior design engineering project undertaken by four highly motivated engineers from Colorado State University. It is an ultra-small UAV being designed for use in cramped urban conditions, using a VTOL System (vertical take-off and landing). Using donated Precision Board Plus HDU, they were able to create..

26 Jun
2013

Against The Wind: A 2013 Human-Powered Vehicle

  • June 26, 2013
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  • 48 views

Well it’s that time of year again! Schools from all over the country recently finished competing in the massive human powered vehicle competitions held each year. Coastal Enterprises was proud to support Missouri S & T students by donating Precision Board Plus HDU which was used to make molds for the carbon fiber body of..

05 Mar
2015

Cal Poly’s 3000 MPG Supermileage Car

  • March 5, 2015
  • Steve Cornelius
  • 110 views

George Leone, Student Project Facilitator at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA, sent us pictures of a fascinating project one of the student teams is undertaking. Cal Poly students are designing a “Supermileage” car to compete in the Shell Eco-Marathon as part of a class project. The Shell Eco Marathon is designed to challenge..

25 Oct
2017

University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project – Eos II

  • October 25, 2017
  • Tai Freligh
  • 141 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..

06 Jan
2016

Shaping the New Year with Precision Board

In the composites community, no one ever stops moving. Even during the holidays, minds continued to churn with new ideas to shape the New Year. January has barely begun, and already events are set in motion that promise big changes within the composites industry for the coming year. Over the past few months, Boeing has..

12 May
2016

Columbia University FSAE Team Car

Again another really fun project with our friends at the Columbia University FSAE team.  What an impressive group of students! Check out their site here . We worked with the team engineers to create the molds for the cars body out of Precision Board HDU.  The team then molded the carbon fiber panels.  Once completed they sent us the panels for final finishing where our guys wrapped all of the parts in a black brushed metal vinyl.  All of the logo and number decals were then created and installed. It really turned out great -Congratulations to the 2016 team and best of luck! Oh and thanks for the tie! – Steve

08 Jan
2015

Terps Racing – 2012 Racecar Design

  • January 8, 2015
  • Steve Cornelius
  • 101 views

The University of Maryland’s Formula SAE team is a world ranked collegiate design group. Every year they design, build and compete an open-wheeled racecar. Competition includes almost 1000 different schools from all around the world, the University of Maryland is currently ranked 8th. The focus of this year is an aerodynamic design featuring a complex..

24 Jun
2014

Need For Speed: 2014 Human Powered Vehicle Competitions

  • June 24, 2014
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  • 98 views

Calling the 2014 Human Powered Vehicle Competition “One of the best in terms of teamwork,” Missouri S & T HPV team member Jon Sanders details the Missouri S & T experience at both major competitions on the East and West coasts this year, where colleges and universities all over the nation competed to build the fastest Human Powered..