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Discussion in 'General Talk' started by GrayUK, Jul 4, 2014.

  1. GrayUK

    GrayUK Master
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    To Tweakie, or anyone else in the UK.

    Where in this country, do you, or where would you, get your sheet aluminium, or block aluminium from?

    Any places in particular to avoid?

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  2. Franco Ponticelli

    Franco Ponticelli Journeyman
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    I would extend the same question to the US :D
     
  3. Tweakie

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    Perhaps Google your requirements looking for a local supplier ?

    Tweakie.
     
  4. GrayUK

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    Nothing local, but a good one in Hertfordshire. Aluminium Warehouse. Prices seem fair.

    Gray
     
  5. rjd1234

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    Franco, not sure where you are in the US, but if by chance you are in Southern California, I can help. Actually, there are a lot of places around here, so you might find some place close to you.

    In California:
    I have used Pattons Steel - they have several locations. http://www.pattonscorp.com/
    KH Steel is in Riverside. http://www.khmetals.com/
    Industrial metal supply - several locations. http://www.industrialmetalsupply.com/Locations

    If you don't live in Southern California, you might google "metal supply" (wherever you live).

    I have only ever used two companies online:
    https://www.stainlesssupply.com/order-metal-online/ They are really good, but don't carry aluminum.
    http://www.onlinemetals.com/ These guys will have what you need.
     
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  7. GrayUK

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    I fancied making a bed out of aluminium channel. Bit pricey for me at the moment. :eek:
    But if I make a smaller machine for milling I'll definitely go that way.
    You could make a decent platen for a reasonable price that way. :thumbsup:

    Gray
     
  8. Franco Ponticelli

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    Thank you for the links! I will certainly use them on my next project and report on how the experience is going to be.
     
  9. Lee Saferite

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    Not sure if this is available for you in the UK, but it seems like a great price for here.

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008MQA26Q
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008MQA11C
     

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