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 Post subject: WANTED: short section of 2x1 u-channel aluminum stock
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:59 am 

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Hi all,
I'm seeking 4" of 2"x1" u-channel aluminum stock (1/8" thick) to use as a heat sink for an electronics project.

Grainger sells this in 8' lengths for ~$20, but, like I said, I only need 4". Here is a link of what I am looking for.

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/wwg/se ... sst=subset

Thanks for your help!


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 Post subject: Re: WANTED: short section of 2x1 u-channel aluminum stock
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:27 am 
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Location: Downtown/Campus - Madison, WI
These guys sell random drops between 10" and 12" for $3:
http://www.onlinemetals.com/merchant.cf ... top_cat=60

Otherwise McMaster.com has it as well in 12" sections - part number 1630T292

There's Speedy Metals too but they're in Milwaukee/Appleton:
http://www.speedymetals.com/


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 Post subject: Re: WANTED: short section of 2x1 u-channel aluminum stock
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:14 am 

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Thanks for the tip. That online metals site is quite nice, but they only offer UPS shipping options. For my piece of metal (less than $2) they were going to charge over $13 for shipping (UPS Ground). I called, and they would not ship via USPS. <sigh>

I did find one person in town who would cut this piece for me, but he has a minimum charge of $10. I asked, and he said I could get more material than just the 4" I need for $10...but I still am holding out hope that I can find this for less than $10. This is Dick's Superior Welding/Metals on the east side.


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