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cnc2k
02-02-2005, 02:21 PM
For those who doesn't have scrap yard near you, check this out.

Ebay Alro (http://stores.ebay.com/Alro-Drop-Center)
Alro website www.alro.com

pyroracing85
02-03-2005, 09:46 PM
man that place is no "hot deal" they charge me 3 dollars a cut around here. what a rip off

studysession
02-04-2005, 02:03 PM
It is not the best prices but for those of us that do not have to many options to get locally. Sometimes it might be worth paying the higher prices. It all depends on what you are looking for. I have found some incredible deals, but sometimes those places won't cut to sizes I need/want.

cnc2k
02-04-2005, 04:48 PM
i think they charge $3/lb only for custom size aluminum but i'm not sure. Their "As Is Drop" auctions are much cheaper, i won 11lb of aluminum for only $15 and shipping is only $12.50 for 22lb of aluminum.

pyroracing85
02-04-2005, 10:01 PM
i think they charge $3/lb only for custom size aluminum but i'm not sure. Their "As Is Drop" auctions are much cheaper, i won 11lb of aluminum for only $15 and shipping is only $12.50 for 22lb of aluminum.


ohh yea.. I just went today I seriously needed some brass to do a job and their band saw was down. so they told me they would have it the next day and they have the nerve to charge me 3 dollars.. I dislike that place a lot.

I wonder if you can order from aloca direct?? hmmm

studysession
02-05-2005, 05:54 AM
I missed something - what is aloca?

studysession
02-05-2005, 01:04 PM
6061 and 7075 are supposed to be air craft quality, right? What is 2024?

freak_brain
02-08-2005, 10:33 AM
I think he ment Alcoa...Aluminum Company of America

mechanical
02-08-2005, 11:45 AM
6061 and 7075 are supposed to be air craft quality, right? What is 2024?

7075 and 2024 are used in the aerospace business along with 5052.

6061 is just a general purpose material and does not have the high strength of the others.

pyroracing85
02-08-2005, 04:35 PM
7075 and 2024 are used in the aerospace business along with 5052.

6061 is just a general purpose material and does not have the high strength of the others.


t6 6061 is the most machineable of the heat treatable aluminums.

NBrigode
02-12-2005, 02:51 AM
I have purchase a lot of aluminum and brass and the two places the I have found to have the best prices are:

http://www.industrialmetalsales.com/

and an ebay store called speedy metals

I have worked with both places and the speedy metals is better in the price department especially if you win an auction.

I like idustrial metals because they are about 30 miles away and we can get material quick

Nick

cnc2k
02-12-2005, 03:40 AM
I order aluminum from industrialmetalsales.com once, they never shipped out my order, but they refund my money. I end up paying $5 for paypal fees.

studysession
02-12-2005, 05:33 AM
I have ordered from speedy metals before. They ship to the UK. It was real cheap.

themachinest
02-13-2005, 04:01 PM
Please feel free to try "Alreco Aluminum, 11299 Brighton Rd., Henderson, CO, 80640, 303-287-7210". Packs well, ships fast, and there isn't wuch in the way of aluminum that they don't have.

pyroracing85
02-14-2005, 09:30 PM
Please feel free to try "Alreco Aluminum, 11299 Brighton Rd., Henderson, CO, 80640, 303-287-7210". Packs well, ships fast, and there isn't wuch in the way of aluminum that they don't have.


what you charge for like 1.5" 6061 t6511 aluminum?

themachinest
02-15-2005, 10:31 AM
You will have to give them a call. I am just a shop that has used them a few times.

JavaDog
02-18-2005, 02:58 PM
I just found a shop local to me that has 6061 (as well as a bunch of other grades). They have a $20 minimum order, which was nice.

For 6061 they charge $2/lb. Is that a decent price?

cnc2k
02-18-2005, 03:21 PM
I just found a shop local to me that has 6061 (as well as a bunch of other grades). They have a $20 minimum order, which was nice.

For 6061 they charge $2/lb. Is that a decent price?

where you live? do they charge for cutting?

studysession
02-18-2005, 03:26 PM
Can you post a number and name to call?

JavaDog
02-18-2005, 03:51 PM
Here ya go!

Klein Steel of Buffalo (http://www.kleinsteel.com/A5564D/kleinsteel.nsf)
250 Lake Ave
Blasdell, NY 14219
Voice: (716) 826-6060
Fax: (716) 826-6743
Outside Buffalo: 877-449-5059

Not sure if the charge for cuts or not, when I asked he just said that 6061 was $2/lb (less with more lbs) and steel was much cheaper.

Oh, and they have a couple thousand pounds of Scrap/Overcuts that us Joe-Schmoes are free to browse. :D

studysession
02-18-2005, 03:55 PM
Thanks!

JavaDog
02-18-2005, 03:59 PM
Thanks!

N/P. So, is that a good price?? :confused:

studysession
02-18-2005, 04:04 PM
Sounds goood but not sure. I am going to ask for specific measurements and see the price difference they quote me.