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12 Mar
2019

How Chip Load Factors into CNC Router Speeds and Feeds

  • March 12, 2019
  • Tai Freligh
  • 195 views

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
2019

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

  • February 27, 2019
  • Tai Freligh
  • 86 views

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
2019

Cal Poly Human Powered Vehicle Team to Race at Battle Mountain

  • February 25, 2019
  • Tai Freligh
  • 232 views

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
2019

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

  • February 5, 2019
  • Tai Freligh
  • 237 views

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
2018

UCSD Human-Powered Sub Competes Internationally

  • November 30, 2018
  • Tai Freligh
  • 122 views

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
2018

Welcome to the new PrecisionBoard.com!

The PrecisionBoard.com 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
2018

UCSD Human-Powered Submarine Mold-Making

  • October 10, 2018
  • Tai Freligh
  • 246 views

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
2018
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Speeds and Feeds Used to Improve CNC Efficiency

  • July 31, 2018
  • Tai Freligh
  • 203 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..