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== Components ==
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This page lists suppliers for various materials, components, consumables, tools etc. For electronics see [[Suppliers - Electronics]].
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== Health and Safety ==
  
 
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! Supplier
 
! Supplier
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! Location
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! Examples
 
! Notes
 
! Notes
 
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| [http://www.bitsbox.co.uk/ Bitsbox]
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| [https://www.thesafetysupplycompany.co.uk The Safety Supply Company]
| No - £1.50 Regardless of order size though.
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| Wembley, UK
| They have every component you could want, normally always in stock, at a cheap price, with good delivery times.
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| [https://www.thesafetysupplycompany.co.uk/p/244807/beeswift-stealth-safety-spectacle-glasses---clear-hard-coated-lens---conforms-to-en1661f---be-ctas.html Beeswift Stealth Safety Glasses]
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| [https://www.thesafetysupplycompany.co.uk  The Safety Supply Company]
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| Wembley, UK
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| [https://www.thesafetysupplycompany.co.uk/p/9060673/warrior---value-clear-plastic-coverspecs--overspecs---safety-glasses---conforms-to-en1661f---mm-0115cs.html Warrior - Value Clear Plastic Coverspecs]
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| [http://www.futurlec.com/ Futurlec]
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| [https://www.thesafetysupplycompany.co.uk  The Safety Supply Company]
| No
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| Wembley, UK
| Good supplier, very cheap SMD to DIP converter's which are useful for prototyping.
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| [https://www.thesafetysupplycompany.co.uk/p/8612705/jsp-olympus-ffp2-valved-foldflat-disposable-mask---ergonomically-shaped---conforms-to-en1492001a12009-nepa-n95---single---js-beb120-101-000-.html JSP Olympus FFP2 Valved FoldFlat Disposable Mask]
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| [http://uk.rs-online.com/web/ RS Components]
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| [[Prescription Safety Glasses|eyecareplans.co.uk]]
| No
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| UK
| Not always the cheapest, but you can collect from a trade counter.
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| Nottinghack has set up with Boots Opticians to allow members to get [[Prescription Safety Glasses]]
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== Wood ==
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| [http://uk.farnell.com/ Farnell]
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! Supplier
| Yes
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! Free Shipping?
| Larger selection than RS and free shipping, however there is a minimum order to qualify.
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! Notes
 
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| [http://www.digikey.co.uk/ Digikey]
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| [http://www.fitchetts.co.uk/ Fitchett and Woollacott]
| Yes
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| n/a
| Even larger selection than Farnell and free shipping on orders over £50.
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| (Signage says Brooks Bros group) Very helpful, lots of different types of wood. Good place to pick up bits of hardwood for the lathe.
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| [http://www.ebay.co.uk/ eBay]
 
| Varies
 
| Always a good place to start, direct access to Chinese sellers without the risk.
 
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| [http://cpc.farnell.com/ CPC]
 
| Varies
 
| CPC is a sister company to Farnell. They supply a smaller range, but sometimes cheaper.
 
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| [http://www.rapidonline.com/ Rapid]
 
| Varies
 
| Rapid is a sister company to RS. They supply a smaller range but sometimes cheaper. Generally they are my first place to look for a component. Not a very good selection of ICs.
 
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| [http://www.mindsetsonline.co.uk/ Mindsets (formerly Middlesex Uni Teaching Resources)]
 
| Varies
 
| Mainly supply items for education. Always a range of fun and interesting devices, components and equipment. Prices generally good.
 
 
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=== PCB suppliers and manufacturers ===
 
Here is a list of PCB suppliers and manufacturers which might be useful to doing small scale batch runs of PCBs.
 
If you know of any then please feel to add or review them.
 
*[http://www.pcb-pool.com/ppuk/info.html PCB pool/Beta Layout]
 
These guys created our Nottinghack learn-to-solder badge PCB and are generally great.
 
*[http://www.olimex.com/pcb/ Olimex]
 
I've not used them. Cost £24 for 100x160mm
 
*[http://www.sticklebackuk.com/circuits/ Stickleback Manufacturing]
 
They sell 1sq ft PCB double sided on eBay for <del>£60 inc P&P.</del> £70 inc P&P.<br>
 
[[User:chunky|Matt Little]] "I've used them twice and they were good quality board at a great price. Quite long time to deliver."
 
*[http://www.spiritcircuits.com/ Spirit circuits]
 
Not sure how expensive. They have an amazing 'Go Naked' service where you get a double sided etched board (no solder mask or silk screen) for FREE. This is to try out your idea. If you ask for too many of these (more than 3) they wont do any more until you place an order.<br>
 
[[User:chunky|Matt Little]] "I've used the go naked service and was amazed - fast and useful. The board has a load of advertising on it though and is not cut out to your PCB size."
 
*[http://www.elektorpcbservice.com/ Elektor PCB prototyping service]
 
[[User:chunky|Matt Little]] "I've used them once and they were good - fast delivery, decent board. Relatively high cost, but OK for prototype run"
 
 
*[http://iteadstudio.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=19_20 iStore prototyping service]
 
Via KiCad users group, a UK member uses these guys.
 
 
* CapnKernel direct
 
This Austaralian guy lives in China. Hes started a PCB service, but only direct by chatting with him and only using KiCad as CAD package. He says to chat with him on KiCad IRC channel: Name: CapnKernel at http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=kicad
 
 
*[http://www.batchpcb.com BatchPCB]
 
A PCB service based at Sparkfun in Colorado (USA). PCB orders are pooled and sent to Gold Phoenix in China for manufacture by-the-panel. The panels are split into individual orders and shipped
 
[[User:jfowkes|James Fowkes]]. "I've found this process tends to take about a month, but can be as much as three months if it straddles the Chinese New Year. BatchPCB are apparently looking at finding another supplier to cover the gap. BatchPCB is the cheapest I've found for one-off PCBs if time isn't a factor, but you can be hit by customs charges when the boards hit the UK."
 
*[http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/fusion-pcb-service-p-835.html seeedstudio PCB service]
 
Seems quite cheap. They aggregate orders, so delivery time might vary.
 
 
*[http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Low-price-fast-PCB-Manufacture-Prototype-Etching-1-2-Layer-/300617887487?_trksid=p4340.m185&_trkparms=algo%3DDLSL%252BSIC.NPJS%26its%3DI%26itu%3DUCI%252BUA%26otn%3D10%26pmod%3D230769433708%252B230769433708%26po%3D%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D7598242166863940774 Sitopway]
 
A Chinese based PCB supplier who works via eBay.
 
*[http://www.rushpcb.co.uk/rushpcbco/index.aspx Rush PCB]
 
Based in the UK. New customer offer is £30 for up to 30sp inches 2 layer.
 
 
*[http://dorkbotpdx.org/wiki/pcb_order Dorkbot PDX]
 
This is a hackspace in Pittesburgh US who do a PCB panel every couple of weeks. 2 or 4 layer PCBs priced by the square inch.
 
*[http://pcbcart.com/ PCBcart]
 
Used for Brighton Hackspaces drawdio PCBs. Production in China.
 
*[http://www.ladyada.net/library/pcb/manufacturers.html Here is some info from Adafruit] A similar list to this with info and reviews.
 
 
== Tools ==
 
 
[http://circuitspecialists.eu/ Circuit Specialists] - Soldering equipment, blackjack range is very good for the price.
 
 
== Wholesale Chinese Suppliers ==
 
 
[http://www.ic2ic.com/ IC2IC] - Good for large orders, also able to find discontinued components.
 
 
  
 
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| Excellent supplier for small quantities, have very diverse stock. Piled high with boxes of every obscure nut and bolt you can think of. Incredibly helpful in tracking down things to fit other things.
 
| Excellent supplier for small quantities, have very diverse stock. Piled high with boxes of every obscure nut and bolt you can think of. Incredibly helpful in tracking down things to fit other things.
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==Cutting==
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===Milling===
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Machines: [[Superbox CNC Router]].
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| [https://www.rennietool.co.uk/  Rennie Tool Company] ([https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/rennietools Ebay shop])
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| Manchester, UK
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| [https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Solid-Carbide-Aluminium-2-Flute-Slot-Drill-End-Mill-45-Degree-Helix/183547541705 2 Flute End Mill 1mm to 16mm]
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| [https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/perfecttime01 perfecttime01 (Ebay shop)]
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| Hong Kong
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| [https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HRC45-2-Flutes-Dia-6mm-Chamfer-End-Milling-90-Cutter-Router-Bit-Tool-Carbide/292577980171 2 Flutes Dia 6mm Chamfer End Mill]
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| [https://www.banggood.com Banggood]
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| Hong Kong/ Cyprus
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| [https://www.banggood.com/10pcs-18-Inch-Double-Flute-Spiral-17mm-End-Mill-Set-CNC-Carbide-Flat-Nose-End-Mill-p-1181521.html?cur_warehouse=CN 10pcs 1/8 Inch (3.175mm) 2 Flute End Mill] [https://www.banggood.com/10pcs-1-3_175mm-18-Inch-Shank-Carbide-Ball-Nose-End-Mill-2-Flutes-CNC-Cutting-Tool-p-1309259.html?cur_warehouse=CN 10pcs 1-3.175mm  2 Flute End Mill]
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| [https://www.rdgtools.co.uk RDG Tools]
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| West Yorkshire
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| [https://www.rdgtools.co.uk/acatalog/SLOTDRILLS_DOVETAIL_ENDMILLS.html Milling Cutters , Ball End , Slot and End, HSS and Carbide]
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===Band Saw===
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Machines: [[Startrite Bandsaw]].
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| [http://www.bandsawblades-direct.co.uk/Bandsaw_Blades_Direct.html Bandsaw Blades Direct]
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| Heanor
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| 3200mm / 126", 1/2" to 3/4" wide
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| These cost around £19 - £25 each.
 
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| Yes
 
| Bad supplier, website lists things as in stock when they're not.
 
| Bad supplier, website lists things as in stock when they're not.
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| [https://www.rockandrollbikes.com Rock N Roll Bikes]
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| n/a
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| Closest local bike shop, about 50 metres away on Carlton road. Ownd by Super Cycles. Specialise in BMX/jump, but have a bit of everything. The two guys who run it are pretty helpful.
 
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== Key Cutting and Engraving ==
 
== Key Cutting and Engraving ==
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! Notes
 
! Notes
 
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| [http://www.nottinghamengraving.co.uk/location.html Quick Services]
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| [https://www.yell.com/biz/quick-services-nottingham-1620784/ Quick Services (yell.com)]
 
| n/a
 
| n/a
| Best place we've found to have keys cut. Generally have the right blanks in stock, reasonable prices.
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| Best place we've found to have keys cut. Generally have the right blanks in stock, reasonable prices. Located in the Victoria Market, Victoria (Intu) Shopping Center
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==Glues and Adhesives==
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* [https://sugru.com Sugru] - mouldable glue
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==Fabrication==
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| [https://fractory.com Fractory]
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| Barclays Eagle Lab, Union, Albert Square, Manchester M2 6LW
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| Order custom metal parts online, delivery UK wide
 
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==See also==
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* [[How To: Purchase Timber at a Merchant]]
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* [[Maintained/Materials]]
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==Resources==
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* [http://goo.gl/maps/hmzm2 Maker's Map] - local suppliers for materials etc.
  
 
[[Category:Consumables]]
 
[[Category:Consumables]]
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[[Category:Woodwork]]
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[[Category:Metalwork]]
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[[Category:Bicycles]]

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This page lists suppliers for various materials, components, consumables, tools etc. For electronics see Suppliers - Electronics.

Health and Safety

Supplier Location Examples Notes
The Safety Supply Company Wembley, UK Beeswift Stealth Safety Glasses
The Safety Supply Company Wembley, UK Warrior - Value Clear Plastic Coverspecs
The Safety Supply Company Wembley, UK JSP Olympus FFP2 Valved FoldFlat Disposable Mask
eyecareplans.co.uk UK Nottinghack has set up with Boots Opticians to allow members to get Prescription Safety Glasses

Wood

Supplier Free Shipping? Notes
Fitchett and Woollacott n/a (Signage says Brooks Bros group) Very helpful, lots of different types of wood. Good place to pick up bits of hardwood for the lathe.

Hardware

Supplier Free Shipping? Notes
Butler Fasteners and Fixings n/a Excellent supplier for small quantities, have very diverse stock. Piled high with boxes of every obscure nut and bolt you can think of. Incredibly helpful in tracking down things to fit other things.

Cutting

Milling

Machines: Superbox CNC Router.

Supplier Location Examples Notes
Rennie Tool Company (Ebay shop) Manchester, UK 2 Flute End Mill 1mm to 16mm
perfecttime01 (Ebay shop) Hong Kong 2 Flutes Dia 6mm Chamfer End Mill
Banggood Hong Kong/ Cyprus 10pcs 1/8 Inch (3.175mm) 2 Flute End Mill 10pcs 1-3.175mm 2 Flute End Mill
RDG Tools West Yorkshire Milling Cutters , Ball End , Slot and End, HSS and Carbide

Band Saw

Machines: Startrite Bandsaw.

Supplier Location Examples Notes
Bandsaw Blades Direct Heanor 3200mm / 126", 1/2" to 3/4" wide These cost around £19 - £25 each.

Bicycle tools and parts

Supplier Free Shipping? Notes
J E James Cycles Yes Bad supplier, website lists things as in stock when they're not.
Rock N Roll Bikes n/a Closest local bike shop, about 50 metres away on Carlton road. Ownd by Super Cycles. Specialise in BMX/jump, but have a bit of everything. The two guys who run it are pretty helpful.

Key Cutting and Engraving

Supplier Free Shipping? Notes
Quick Services (yell.com) n/a Best place we've found to have keys cut. Generally have the right blanks in stock, reasonable prices. Located in the Victoria Market, Victoria (Intu) Shopping Center

Glues and Adhesives

Fabrication

Supplier Location Notes
Fractory Barclays Eagle Lab, Union, Albert Square, Manchester M2 6LW Order custom metal parts online, delivery UK wide

See also

Resources