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Sources for Materials

List of vendors who supply useful materials. This list is focused on easy-to-access vendors, who either have a local retail store, an online storefront, or are friendly over the phone for small orders.

Metal

Plastics

  • The Deep stocks 3mm and 6mm acrylic for laser cutting
  • Inventables Online source for weird acrylic colors
  • Altec South Boston source for sheet plastics and plastic fabrication
  • J Freeman South Shore source for sheet plastics - best source for large quantities, ask for student discount
  • Mcmaster or Central Machine Shop stockroom for small quantities of engineering plastics

Wood

Machine Parts and Everything Else

Hardware

Electronics

Sewing

Moldmaking and Modeling

Other Shops' Lists

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A few more resources that may be helpful:

www.atlanticplywood.com : great source for a variety of exotic plywoods, veneers, edging, etc.

www.boltdepot.com : great alternative to McMaster and MSC as a local source for hardware. Great service and very decent pricing. Also excellent resources online.

www.freemansupply.com: great source for model boards, high density polyurethane foam, machinable wax and casting supplies.

Tasker Smith - Reply

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