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17 Jun
2014

Custom Tooling Blocks Save Time, Money: Here’s Why

  • June 17, 2014
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In addition to manufacturing the largest and thickest sheets in the tooling industry, Coastal Enterprises also offers an additional service to our customers: custom-bonded Precision Board tooling blocks. “Some of the layup tools we made at Skunk Works were absolutely massive, which meant CNC time was a major factor when determining project deadlines.  Coastal’s custom..

11 Mar
2014

Races in The Sky: The Jon Sharp Story

  • March 11, 2014
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Part 2 of 2 Known as the “winningest pilot in the history of air racing,” Jon Sharp is a legend known for building fast planes and pushing them to the limit. Last week we wrote about Jon and his career working at Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works, this time we’re jumping in the cockpit with him to..

05 Mar
2014

Life at Skunk Works Through The Eyes of Jon Sharp

Part 1 of 2 It’s not everyday one gets to speak to air racing legend Jon Sharp. He’s so respected and well known in the air racing community that one of his planes is even housed in the Smithsonian next to the Space Shuttle Discovery and Enola Gay. Needless to say, I jumped at the chance to..