1. #1
    Where do you guys buy your aluminium for machining?

    I'm after some offcuts for practising with, eBay is usually my go to online store, but most on there seems pricey. To the point where I couldn't buy the raw material for the same cost as a fully CNC machined part from the USA including shipping...

    I'm in the north west England, and can travel for a good supplier.

    I have a local steel stock holder, but want to start on alu.

    Would welcome any pointers please chaps.

  2. #2
    I'm down in Gloucestershire so my local supplier, Taybroh Alloys, is a good way from you...

    Sent from my HUAWEI VNS-L31 using Tapatalk
    Neil...

    Build log...here

  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by Dangle_kt View Post
    Where do you guys buy your aluminium for machining?

    I'm after some offcuts for practising with, eBay is usually my go to online store, but most on there seems pricey. To the point where I couldn't buy the raw material for the same cost as a fully CNC machined part from the USA including shipping...

    I'm in the north west England, and can travel for a good supplier.

    I have a local steel stock holder, but want to start on alu.

    Would welcome any pointers please chaps.
    I live in Preston and I have struggled to find a good local Ali supplier, so far I have used eBay. If your looking for scrap lumps to mess with you could try Recycling Lives at Red Scar 01772 654321 They have a huge scrap recycling place and I've seen piles of ali outside. They may let you buy some bits off them.. not sure.

    Fiction is far more plausible when wrapped around a thread of truth

    Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  4. #4
    Where do you guys buy your aluminium for machining?
    Not the cheapest but I have found them OK.

    http://www.aluminiumwarehouse.co.uk/...Bar/pages.html
    ..Clive

  5. #5
    How big offcut.?

  6. #6
    Jazz CNC just some plate or square to start making some cuts into, reasonable thickness as I don't have much in the way of work holding. Maybe 10mm thick, and length/width any size really, as long as it's big enough to clamp down

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by Dangle_kt View Post
    Jazz CNC just some plate or square to start making some cuts into, reasonable thickness as I don't have much in the way of work holding. Maybe 10mm thick, and length/width any size really, as long as it's big enough to clamp down
    Ok well I've got some offcuts mostly 15-20mm that will let you have just cover postage. PM me your address and I'll Dig you some out but it will be next week now.
    I'll sort you few different grades as well.

  8. #8
    Thanks Jazz, see pm :)

  9. #9
    Tom J's Avatar
    Lives in Melksham, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 2 Weeks Ago Has been a member for 3-4 years. Has a total post count of 148. Received thanks 7 times, giving thanks to others 18 times.
    Quote Originally Posted by Clive S View Post
    Not the cheapest but I have found them OK.

    http://www.aluminiumwarehouse.co.uk/...Bar/pages.html
    I buy from them, always +0..2mm with any dimension you give

Similar Threads

  1. RFQ: RFQ: Gantry in Aluminium plate
    By IanS1 in forum Projects, Jobs & Requests
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-10-2014, 02:51 PM
  2. WANTED: 100mmx100mm 6mm aluminium plate/sheet.
    By Isaac in forum Items Wanted
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 05-02-2014, 11:11 PM
  3. 6082 Aluminium billet test
    By dudz in forum Metal Finishing Techniques
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 22-09-2013, 09:45 AM
  4. what is aluminium plate
    By martin54 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 11-10-2012, 12:44 AM
  5. NEW Aluminium Ware house Now do Ali Plate + New Web page
    By JAZZCNC in forum Marketplace Discussion
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 26-01-2012, 11:03 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •