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Welcome one and all to Tiki Talk!

First of all, what’s with the name right? Well, Tiki Talk comes from our fun project where we used scrap metal to build our unique Tiki Bar. At our scrap metal Tiki Bar we’ve shared a few cold ones and exchanged some pretty good (and also some pretty bad) ideas. We figured it would be a great name for our virtual gathering place.

Tiki Talk is our blog, but more importantly we want it to be a place where we can address your questions, share your comments and let you know what is going on with our company. We want everyone to take part…customers, potential customers, experts and novices alike. We hope it will be a fun and friendly exchange.

Look, if we could hang and have a couple of beers and play a round of golf with everyone, we would do that. Believe me we would do that. For now, Tiki Talk is the place. Pull up a stool and join in.

 

5 Bending and Stretch Forming Methods for Aluminum Extrusion

5 Bending and Stretch Forming Methods for Aluminum Extrusion

When aluminum is extruded through a die it's supposed to come out straight. Die designers put a lot of effort into achieving that result because bent or twisted extrusion is of no use in many applications. There are occasions though when curved or radiused aluminum...

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Why Aluminum RV Parts are Gaining Popularity

Why Aluminum RV Parts are Gaining Popularity

Aluminum is like that cool kid you knew in High School. It seems to do everything really well, and always looks good doing it. Sure, other kids were stronger, taller, maybe smarter even, but none offered quite the all-round package of mister, or miss, Cool. Of course,...

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Aluminum vs. Steel for Decreasing Trailer Weight

Aluminum vs. Steel for Decreasing Trailer Weight

Even if you've no desire to live in one, you must admit, Airstream trailers look cool. Aerodynamic styling is part of the appeal, but so too is the bright aluminum bodywork. It's said that 70% of all Airstream trailers ever built are still on the road, and while...

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How We Improved Our On-Time Delivery to 95%

How We Improved Our On-Time Delivery to 95%

Our Quest to Improve On-Time Delivery to 95% Most of our blogs in Tiki Talk discuss subjects of general interest in manufacturing and frequently metal fabrication in particular. In recent posts, we've discussed the economy, technology, tariffs' and a host of other...

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Lightweight Comparison: Steel vs. Aluminum vs. GFRP

Lightweight Comparison: Steel vs. Aluminum vs. GFRP

Maybe you've already thought about how weight affects motion, but what about static structures or fabrications? Weight can be important there too. Some point to consider are: Will the fabrication need transporting? Almost certainly yes, unless you're assembling it...

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