UK based materials/mechanism suppliers

Can anyone recommend any good UK based suppliers for simple products such as:

  • Steel/Aluminium tubing
  • Spherical joints
  • Ball bearings
    ?

RS has a section for this but they are expensive.

I’ve used this place in the past http://www.chronos.ltd.uk/

Arduino boards from the UK.
http://www.skpang.co.uk/catalog/

I agree about RS being expensive for materials.

Have you tried http://www.metalsupermarkets.com

Depending where you live you may have one of their stores on your local industrial estate. They have a counter service for you to drop by instead ordering off the web.

Often for steel/aluminium you will find that your local metal supplier can probably do you a good price as you won’t have to pay for postage.

Mowcius

hindleys

hindleys

Deffo for anything acrylic!

Not sure about anything else though.

Mowcius

Thanks for all the suggestions. Hindleys looks really promising.