Recommendations on buying aluminum extrusion


#1

Howdy everybody!
I’m getting back into hobby robotics, and am excited that there’s a community here in St. Louis! :smiley:
I’m looking to purchase some aluminum extrusion for a 3D printer frame. Who do y’all recommend buying from?


#2

NEFF POWER is the only 80/20 dealer that I know of in the area. 675 Spirit Valley Central Dr
https://www.neffpower.com/

Best prices metal supplier for hobbyists
https://www.shapirosupply.com/

Metal Supermarket does not sell 80/20 extrusions
https://www.metalsupermarkets.com/st-louis/
but they do sell sheets and bar stock.


#3

Metal Supermarket is also a bit less expensive than Shapiro and will do custom cuts very cheep.

You can get 80/20 from Grainger also. They have a local store near Dorset & 270; I think there’s still one in Fenton too.

Shapiro has the best selection and often has small pieces available. Sometimes they will negotiate price.


#4

That’s good to know. Thanks for the additional info.
I’ll have to check out Grainger for 80/20 extrusion.