Coastal Enterprises Co.
1925 W Collins Ave.
Orange , CA 92867 US
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Coastal Enterprises finds opportunities amid coronavirus pandemic
The tooling board supplier says its U.S.-integrated supply chain and custom services have helped it overcome situational challenges for its customers.
Composites suppliers, fabricators respond to coronavirus
Companies across the composites industry supply chain share how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their businesses, and how they are available to help.
National Composites Week takes place Aug. 26-30
Each day features a different theme celebrating the composites manufacturing industry.
CAMX 2019 exhibit preview: Coastal Enterprises Co.
Coastal Enterprises Co. is introducing a new 25-lb. density option for its Precision Board high-density urethane tooling board.
New Products: April 2018
CW’s monthly roundup of new products for the composites industry.
Coastal Enterprises' material selection guide is here to help
Material selection guide can help determine if Precision Board HDU is right for a project.
CW Talks catches up with Chuck Miller
The founder of tooling board manufacturer Coastal Enterprises explains how he went from engineering solutions for the the Saturn V rocket launch vehicle in the mid-1960s to making polyurethane boards for tool proofing.
Yes, you clean tooling board with dry ice
Coastal Enterprises and Cold Jet cooperate to assess the use of dry ice blasting to clean the contaminated surface of a high-density urethane tooling board material.
CAMX 2017 preview: Coastal Enterprises
Coastal Enterprises Co. (Orange, CA), manufacturer of Precision Board HDU (high-density urethane) tooling board, is emphasizing updated speeds, feeds and chip load information for CNC routing of Precision Board.
Lightweighting speed into CNC machining
Drawing on a long history in composites manufacturing and CNC machining, this innovator turns to carbon fiber composites to reduce gantry component weight and increase shaping efficiency.
Massive, bondline-free tooling block
A candidate for the biggest “bun” from high-density urethane foam?
Resin infusion produces autoclave-capable tools for Scorpion jet
Leading Edge Aerospace designs and builds cost-effective prototype tools for maverick military aircraft concept.
Low-rate layup tools made cost-effective with high-density polyurethane foam blocks
Nemesis Air Racing, an air racing team and kit-plane company owned and operated by Jon and Patricia Sharp, use prebonded closed-cell, polyurethane foam blocks to build the Nemesis NXT.
Tooling boards improve processes
In the composites industry, many parts are the product of one-off or few-of-a-kind production programs. In response, tooling material suppliers today provide an increasing variety of relatively inexpensive materials grouped under the heading of tooling board.
Cost-effective carbon composite reflector dish
Modular manufacturing method forms different dish sizes with near mirror-perfect reflective surfaces, without resort to one-off tools.
Taking Up Tooling Boards
Tooling Board ManufacturersEpoxy and polyurethane tooling boards are a standby for creating models or low-run-production tooling.
SAMPE 2005 Product Showcase
SAMPE's U.S. Symposium and Exhibition highlights technological innovation and market expansion.
Tooling roundup: New materials, new methods
"Ingenuity" describes new tooling approaches for composites manufacturing.
- Epoxy, Solvent-based
- Epoxy, Other
- Urethane, Water-based
- Urethane, Other
- Core materials and flow media
- Syntactic core, nonexpanding
- Foam core
- Foam core, polyurethane
- Coatings and sizings
- Other coating materials
- Other tools/tooling materials
- RTM/resin infusion
- Composite, carbon fiber/epoxy
- Composite, fiberglass
- Composite, prepreg
- Composite, other
- Mandrels, segmented
- Mandrels, other
- Tooling equipment, materials and supplies
- Backup structures
- Expendable materials
- Master pattern material, polymeric
- Master pattern material, other
- Tooling board
- Tooling prepreg
- Thermoset materials
- Adhesive bonding
- Cutting, finishing, and machining
- Moldmaking and patternmaking
- Reaction injection molding (RIM)
- Resin transfer molding (RTM)
- Vacuum forming
- Vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM)
- Other thermoset fabricating services