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

Arduino boards from the UK.

I agree about RS being expensive for materials.

Have you tried

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.




Deffo for anything acrylic!

Not sure about anything else though.


Thanks for all the suggestions. Hindleys looks really promising.