One good source for small quantities of metal is Metal Express. However you
need to open an account with them to get decent prices. The web site
pricing is aimed at the one time sale to a hobbyist. I have recommended
them to a couple of people. They have reported that Metal Express was very
good for small quantities of short pieces often beating the big guys they
usually dealt with. For me the attraction was buying only what I needed,
AND having it cut to size. For instance I bought two pieces of 6" round
6061 aluminum, one inch long! On an order for aluminum bar stock with about
100 different sizes in quantities from 1 to 12 pieces they were
significantly cheaper than other quotes I got. Quotes usually come back
within half an hour too.
Gary H. Lucas
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