Coastal Enterprises (Orange, CA, US), manufacturer of Precision Board high-density urethane (HDU) tooling board, is introducing its new No to Low Dust CNC-machinable Precision Board. This material is said to offer good physical properties, sharp edges and minimal dust during machining. In its booth Coastal will show a video of Precision Board being machined, as well as offer samples of all 15 densities of material (200-300°F). Also on display will be small-scale Precision Board prototypes of custom bonded HDU composite layup tools and custom-bonded HDU filament winding mandrel.
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When humans do finally travel to Mars, they will have to be well protected from a less-than-hospitable environment. The suit designed to do the job is already in development at NASA, and it relies heavily on composites.