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Offline bspurge

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Purchasing material?
« on: May 10, 2018, 06:28:39 AM »
What's the best online market to purchase materials from? I'm looking for 6061-T6 aluminum square bar stock for the engine block.

Offline Stuart

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Re: Purchasing material?
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2018, 07:30:49 AM »
Where on the big ball are you it would help for information you request

Itís not in your profile , we are good but not clairvoyant

Stuart

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But it would be great if it was filled in in your prof
« Last Edit: May 10, 2018, 08:11:38 AM by Stuart »
My aim is for a accurate part with a good finish

Online fumopuc

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Re: Purchasing material?
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2018, 07:52:22 AM »
The introduction says  "Hello from Indiana", so we European guys are not the best information source  in this case, Iīm afraid.
Kind Regards
Achim

Offline AOG

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Re: Purchasing material?
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2018, 10:07:40 AM »
I generally get my stock from these two vendors:

https://www.onlinemetals.com

http://www.speedymetals.com/#&panel1-2

Between the two of them you generally can find what you need but beware of the eye watering shipping costs. I recommend you order everything you need for your project in one order so that you only get hit once.

Tony

Offline zeeprogrammer

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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2018, 12:17:55 PM »
I used both of those as well.
But sometimes an order is split between them because of differences in prices.
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Offline Sleddog

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Re: Purchasing material?
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2018, 01:16:33 PM »
Hobby Metal Kits is located in Wisconsin. If you donít see the particular size youíre looking for drop them an email. They will supply whatever you need. And, their shipping is very reasonable

https://hobbymetalkits.com

Offline crueby

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Re: Purchasing material?
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2018, 01:33:52 PM »
For larger size chunks, give the Drop Zone area on Yarde Metals website a look, they sell offcut pieces from their commercial sales at a discount. Selection varies.

Offline mcostello

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Re: Purchasing material?
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2018, 05:33:40 PM »
Discount Steel has been another good source, not related except as a customer.

Offline bspurge

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Re: Purchasing material?
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2018, 05:58:59 PM »
Sorry guys, location is Indiana,  USA. I'll check out the websites listed.

Thanks!