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GeorgeD
25-08-2010, 07:11 PM
Get them while they're dirt cheap,these have gotta be worth the price for making components for the CNC or model making guru's.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ALUMINIUM-BAR-BILLET-6082-T6-51MM-2-DIAMETER-HE30-/370420069172?pt=UK_BOI_Metalworking_Milling_Weldin g_Metalworking_Supplies_ET

I got 4 which arrived today.

Robin Hewitt
25-08-2010, 09:07 PM
That's not bad for ebay. A 4m bar would be about 80, he's chops it into 1 lengths and sells them for 1.80

Usual ebay mark up is a lot more than that.

I bought a 4m bar of 4.25" diam 7075 T6 for a job a couple of years back, still have a couple of meters left. It was the opposite of cheap but is extremely handy stuff to have around :smile:

GeorgeD
25-08-2010, 09:30 PM
These are the biggest ripoffs on ebay where metals are concerned....

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Aluminium-billet-1-3-4-dia-x-1-5-16-long-/160257541693?pt=UK_BOI_Metalworking_Milling_Weldin g_Metalworking_Supplies_ET

Jonathan
25-08-2010, 11:56 PM
Speaking of aluminium bargains:

http://www.aluminiumwarehouse.co.uk/Aluminium-Flat_Bar_-_Imperial_Sizes/c120_126/p17160/Aluminium_Flat_Bar_-_Imperial_Sizes_(6082T6)_6_in_x_3/4_in/product_info.html

(Found it in their 'aluminium bargains' catagory)

Can anyone recommend a cheap place to buy aluminium plate, preferably near me?

GeorgeD
26-08-2010, 12:10 AM
Can anyone recommend a cheap place to buy aluminium plate, preferably near me?Yellow pages,look unde sheetmetal fabricators,welders,steel erectors....you'llbe suprised how cheapit really in most locations.

I was going to buy off ebay and was suprised I saved 17 and thats without the P&P added because there is none :wink:

spluppit
26-08-2010, 12:16 AM
Guys, tell me what sorts of ally do you use in plate for your builds? Do you tend to use 6082 (He30) or tooling plate?


Kind regards,

Scott

Jonathan
26-08-2010, 12:18 AM
Yellow pages,look unde sheetmetal fabricators,welders,steel erectors....you'llbe suprised how cheapit really in most locations.

Thanks....I tried that, googled all the companies etc but didn't come up with anything :(

There's one place in Loughborough, www.steel-shop.co.uk, (very close to me) that I've not checked out yet but someone told me they were expensive. I'm after 20mm aluminium plate, 1220x160mm.

GeorgeD
26-08-2010, 12:25 AM
http://www.stainlessalloysupplies.co.uk/

http://www.alcoeng.co.uk/products.php?catID=7&subID=29&gclid=CIPw6PLU1aMCFQIB4wod4BP4ug

i2i
26-08-2010, 12:34 AM
i've used ally wharehouse, they're pretty good, and competetive on price.

Jonathan
26-08-2010, 12:36 AM
I'm sending an enquiry to 'stainlessalloysupplies' now :)

Yes ally warehouse do seem to have good prices - it's just you have to buy a lot! I guess that's why they're cheap.

GeorgeD
26-08-2010, 12:46 AM
Guys, tell me what sorts of ally do you use in plate for your builds?Can'thelp you there,Scott...I'm going the Mild Steel Box section route,I saw this and fell in love.... :naughty::lol:

http://www.cooperman.talktalk.net/

Robin Hewitt
26-08-2010, 01:54 PM
Talking of aluminium billets, I recently had a problem buying some. I sent an email to head office and just got an apologetic call back from someone who actually wanted to sell it to me, could answer questions and had obviously been told to find out where I had tried to buy it. The price was good to :smile:

Reminded me of when I went shopping for metal in London back in my student days. The bloke in the office was happy to price it for you but nobody downstairs could spare the time of day to cut it. It was much easier to say, "No stock" and give me a look that said, "and what are you going to do about it?". The answer turned out to be ridiculously simple, you took hot student totty with you and downstairs were suddenly queuing up to help :naughty:

Here's my email...

I 'phoned your local depot. He shouted out, "Do we sell
Alumec?" The reply came back, "Never heard of it".

I persevered hoping he would give me another number to call
but all I could get was, "You tell us what sizes you want
mate and we'll get you a price".

I'm guessing you don't have a catalogue of standard plates
for injection tooling?

Which number should I call to find out how to buy Alumec 89
from your good selves?

HankMcSpank
26-08-2010, 03:05 PM
As ever it's the P&P that's the killer when buying metals online! (Btw: George D ....the billets you linked to in your OP aren't particularly bargainaliscious...they've been this similar price on Ebay for ages)