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Offline Hertz32Topic starter

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cheap hdpe or similar in england
« on: January 30, 2010, 03:16:55 PM »
i cant find any where that sell hdpe cheap in gb i need it for a sumo bot i also need aluminum sheet any ideas any1 ???

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Re: cheap hdpe or similar in england
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2010, 03:29:42 PM »
get a cheap plastic chopping board for the hdpe.
B&Q does some aluminum sheet but it's very thin.

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Re: cheap hdpe or similar in england
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2010, 04:37:45 PM »
thx m8 maybe use 2 sheet of the aluminium sorta like 2 ply loo paper

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Re: cheap hdpe or similar in england
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2010, 05:04:06 PM »
...maybe use 2 sheet of the aluminium sorta like 2 ply loo paper


Nooooooo!!! that old waxy stuff they put in public toilets is bad enough, aluminium would be agony! ;D

On a more serious note ebay can be ok for all sorts of engineering materials in small quantities. Also possibly worth asking politely at your nearest engineering shop doing aluminium fabrication as they may well sell you offcuts.

If you are looking for larger quantities of plastic then these guys are worth a go, but the postage is the killer unless you order enough to get free shipping.

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Re: cheap hdpe or similar in england
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2010, 11:22:59 AM »
thx again m8 ill order a lot at a time to get free p and p  ;D

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Re: cheap hdpe or similar in england
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2010, 12:16:04 PM »
from the link [/quote]
           http://www.directplasticsonline.co.uk/ [/quote]
look at samples for small quantities, 100mm^2 by 3mm sheet, 2mm by 100mm rod. or combine an order with someone you know.


also look at talking to a mechanical type who uses the same materials and do a combined order to make overall costs less?

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Re: cheap hdpe or similar in england
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2010, 12:39:14 PM »
OMG  u guys r so helpful nxt ting u kno admin will chip in with an idea!! :D :D :D

 


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