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05 Aug

Creating A Light-Weight and Strong Plug from Precision Board

  • August 5, 2019
  • Tai Freligh

Coastal Enterprises, manufacturers of Precision Board HDU, is proud to host guest blogs written by some of the industry’s biggest movers and shakers, posted to the Precision Board Blog.  This guest blog is written by Philip Locker, President of Competition Composites Inc in Ontario, Canada and Ryan Church, CEO of BiomeRenewables Inc.  Philip tells us how he used Precision..

18 Oct

Welcome to the new!

The 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

UCSD Human-Powered Submarine Mold-Making

  • October 10, 2018
  • Tai Freligh

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..

08 Dec

Cold Jet Dry Ice Cleaning of Precision Board Tools

  • December 8, 2017
  • Tai Freligh

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..

15 Jan

Custom Soft Tooling Blocks: Saving You Time, Money, & Material

Custom Precision Board Tooling Blocks: The Ultimate Soft Tooling Solution “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 bonded blocks saved us hours on the CNC and ensured we stayed on time and on budget- they..

06 Aug

Speeds and Feeds

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 higher feed rate” or our favorite,..

29 Jul

Custom Support Fixtures

Did you know that Coastal Enterprises can fabricate custom support fixtures for bonded blocks of Precision Board? Yes, it’s true! Whether it’s for CNC machining, oven or autoclave curing, tool transportation, lay up tooling, final inspection, or anything in between, Coastal can fabricate it. These support structures are designed with everything needed; direction casters, leveling..

31 Mar

Precision Board Spring/Easter Challenge

Spring is here! Easter is approaching (Congratulations East-Coast you made it!) and we’re challenging you to show off your best Spring/Easter themed display designed from Precision Board Plus. Top 3 winners will be given a FREE Companion Product Sampler Package. Post your creations to Facebook or Twitter using #easterwithprecisionboard Winners will be announced Friday, April..

27 Mar

Customize it!

A couple of weeks ago we showed off our ability to manufacture large custom bonded blocks. This week we would like to show you just how versatile those shapes and sizes can be. Using the easy-to-machine PBLT-10 we custom bonded and cut precise dimensions that the customer requested. With Precision Board Plus anything is possible!..

03 Mar

Radar Meteorology Antenna 14′ Diameter

PBHT-8 was used in Argentina for 14’ Radar Meteorology PBHT-8 was used for the mold because it’s lightweight and easily machined. Using the lower density helped them keep costs down, while still maintaining quality, and the ability to handle high temperatures of 300F without the worry of out-gassing.   Share our content!