Coastal Enterprises Co.

1925 W Collins Ave.
Orange , CA 92867 US

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Custom Tooling Blocks

We specialize in Custom Tooling Blocks cut and bonded to the general shape of your tool’s final dimensions. Whether you’re machining a composite layup tool, prototype or master pattern, relying on our “quick turnaround” Custom Bonding Service will save you time and money. We’ll work with your drawings to design a custom tooling block that is ready to machine when it arrives at your shop. This helps keep your machines busy, reduces production time and keeps your staff focused on what they do best.

Our Custom Tooling Blocks save on material cost and reduce waste. Because we produce Precision Board in large blocks and maintain a large inventory, we are able to configure your custom tool in a manner that makes the most efficient use of material. In the end, you save money by purchasing less material, eliminating labor costs associated with bonding sheets, and reducing machining time. Less of what you purchase ends up on your shop floor.

With more than 35 years experience in bonding urethane HDU tooling board, we’ve mastered the technique of achieving very tight bond lines. The result is that your Custom Tooling Block performs and machines like a single cast piece.

 

A Message from Coastal Enterprises Co.

Precision Board Products and Services  

Precision Board High Density Urethane Tooling Boards Coastal Enterprises manufactures Precision Board High Density Urethane (HDU)Tooling Boards right here in the USA.

PB Fast Set And PB Bond 240 Urethane Adhesives

PB Fast Set is an amber colored, one part, urethane adhesive that fully cures in 30 minutes.

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A supplement with the November 2020 issue of CompositesWorld takes a close look at some of the technologies that are driving innovation in the composites industry. 

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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
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National Composites Week

National Composites Week takes place Aug. 26-30
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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.

Vitralit UV 4802

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
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Tooling boards improve processes
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Cost-effective carbon composite reflector dish
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SAMPE Keynote

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Product Categories of Coastal Enterprises Co.

Adhesive bonding
Backup structures
Cast
Composite, carbon fiber/epoxy
Composite, fiberglass
Composite, other
Composite, prepreg
Cutting, finishing, and machining
Epoxy, Other
Epoxy, Solvent-based
Expendable materials
Foam core, polyurethane
Mandrels, other
Mandrels, segmented
Master pattern material, other
Master pattern material, polymeric
Moldmaking and patternmaking
Other coating materials
Other thermoset fabricating services
Other tools/tooling materials
Protective
Prototype
Prototyping
Reaction injection molding (RIM)
Resin transfer molding (RTM)
RTM/resin infusion
Syntactic core, nonexpanding
Tooling board
Tooling prepreg
Urethane
Urethane, Other
Urethane, Water-based
Vacuum forming
Vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM)