Thread: Aluminium Profile - ValuFrame?
I tried to buy some 40x40 aluminium profile from ValuFrame but was told I need to have delivery made to a commercial premises and there is a minimum order of £100. Since it was my first order they said they would overlook the minimum order but it's a pain to get delivery to another address.
Can anyone suggest a place where I can get aluminium profile? I need 5x 1m lengths of 40x40.
Thanks for the recommendation, I just ordered with them. Actually my order was £156+VAT as I decided to build the machine bed with it too.
Any recommendations for a steel box section supplier?
Search for somewhere local - there's bound to be plenty of places in London. Just Google steel stockholder... phone them up and just make sure you know exactly what you need as industrial companies tend to just not bother / quote a silly price if it's not straightforward.
What Jonathan advise's is correct but be aware that most steel stock holders only deal in full length's. For box section these length's are often 7.5mtrs in length.
Some may cut to length but still charge for full length and also may charge to cut.
If you only want short lengths and low qty then expect to pay a premium price. To give some Idea for full length's 7.5mtr 50x50x3mm I pay between £24 - £28 +vat (Which gets forgot about for cash) depending on steel prices at the time. Unfortunatly no point me giving you my supplier has they only deal local and don't internet or mail order.
Edit: RE: Value frame: Every pice I've ever had to deal with from them is either not cut to correct length or end not cut straight or both.!! Won't buy from them for that reason plus KJN are mostly cheaper and cut spot on every time.!
Last edited by JAZZCNC; 12-06-2012 at 04:58 PM.
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ValuFrame (Automation Supplies Ltd) are just down the road from me, 10mins away!
I gave them a call awhile ago asking for some profile for a very small job, i got the £100 min order thing told to me and then wouldnt let me collect...even when i said i'm literally 10 mins down the road (Wigan).
If i remember correct i was told "Its only £10 for postage and it will be on a next day service.".....really?...what ever mate!
Thanks for the warning Jazz i was thinking of going back to them for another try but i dont think i will now, i have spoken to kjn on the phone and they couldnt have been more helpful.
22-06-2012 #8Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other - Abe Lincoln
22-06-2012 #9Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other - Abe Lincoln
I got my stuff from KJN. It came nicely cut and in good condition. Recommended :)
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