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Electric Motors

Speed Controllers

Batteries

Adhesives

Ball & Sockets Joints

Bearings

Gears

Chains & Sprockets

Shaft Collars

Shaft Steel

 

Other Projects

 

DIY 3DOF Motion Platform

 

Motion Platform 2

 

 

Low-cost DIY Linear Actuator

 

3 DOF Motion Cockpit

 

DIY 3 DOF Flight Simulator Motion Cockpit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Possible sources of supply for materials, components and tools for mini-vehicle and kart builders, model engineering, robot building, replica car and other building hobbies. I've tried to include only those who can supply in small quantities and who do either on-line or telephone orders.
In alphabetical order by type - I will add more as we find them and as they are suggested.

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Adhesives,

Aluminium,

Ball & Socket Joints,

Batteries,
Battery Chargers,

 Bearings,

Belts (Drive),

Belt Pulleys,

Brakes,

Chain(Roller),
Chain Sprockets,

Drill Bits,

Electric Motors,

Hose Clips,

Motor Controllers,

Electric Cables Switches etc,
Fasteners,

Gears,

Screw Taps & Dies,

Shaft Clamps & Couplings,

Springs,

Steel,

Timber,
Hand & Bench Tools,

Wheels,

Miscellaneous Links

 

 

  UK Suppliers US Suppliers
Super Glue Type Adhesive
Adhesives

Bearing Boys

 

OnlineBearings.co.uk

RS Components For research 1st check the Loctite web site


Try Chronos Engineering Supplies for  Delta adhesives.

 

ModelFixings.co.uk for Zap & other Adhesives - low cost alternative to Loctite range

 

 

SmallParts, Inc  For research 1st check the Loctite web site


Grainger


McMaster-Carr Supply Company

Aluminium Plate
Aluminium

Metals4u - wide range

MetalsSupermarkets for local pickup
Chronos Engineering Supplies Short lengths
Folkestone Engineering Supplies
CES

Technobots   Sheet and Plate

 

SmallParts, Inc


McMaster-Carr Supply Company


New England Brass and Tool

Ball & Socket Joint

Ball & Socket Joints

Bearing Boys

RSComponents
Ondrives

mbo-Osswald

SmallParts, Inc
McMaster-Carr Supply Company

Lead Acid Battery Pack

 

Batteries (Heavy Duty Rechargeable)

Maplin Electronics Ltd

DiscountScooters.co.uk

SunShineSolar

Active-Robots for Odyssey Lead Acids & others

Battery Megastore
RS Components
MDS Battery 

Easycads.com

Also check on eBay.co.uk - Click here! Search for "Mobility Battery"

PartsForScooters

NPC Robotics
McMaster-Carr Supply Company
ElectricScooterParts.com
MonsterScooterParts

EVParts.com

The RobotMarketPlace

Battery Charger

Battery Chargers

Battery Megastore

MachineMart
MDS Battery

McMaster-Carr SupplyCompany
NPCRobotics
ElectricScooterParts.com

 MonsterScooterParts

The RobotMarketPlace

Needle Roller Bearings

 

Bearings (Roller & Plain)

Bearing Boys

Marchant Dice for linear bearings

OnlineBearings.co.uk

MotionCo

The BearingShopUk

Technobots  inexpensive needle roller.
RS Components
Ondrives plain and roller.
Arc Euro Trade For some imperial sizes.
Simply Bearings

ModelFixings.co.uk for ball bearings and over-running clutches.

SmallParts, Inc
SDP-SI Sterling Instruments inlcuding both metric and imperial sizes
Grainger
McMaster-Carr Supply Company
VXB.com Bearings including metric needle rollers

The BIG Bearing Store

toothed drive or timing belt
Belts (Drive)

Bearing Boys

Beltingonline

OnlineBearings.co.uk

MotionCo

Cross & Morse

Davall Stock Gears
HPC Gears
RS Components

SmallParts, Inc
SDP-SI Sterling Instruments
Grainger
McMaster-Carr Supply Company
 ElectricScooterParts.com

The RobotMarketPlace

toothed belt pulleys
Belt Pulleys

Bearing Boys

Beltingonline

OnlineBearings.co.uk

MotionCo

Cross & Morse

Davall Stock Gears
HPC Gears
RS Components
Farnell

SmallParts, Inc
SDP-SI Sterling Instruments
Grainger
McMaster-Carr Supply Company

The RobotMarketPlace

Disc Brake Calipers

Brakes


A number of UK online scooter style brake suppliers have disappeared recently, your best bet may be to try ebay for electric scooter or mini-moto spares


Try bike parts for disc brakes eg ChainReactionCycles

PartsForScooters

ElectricScooterParts.com
 
MonsterScooterParts

Roller Chain

Chain (Drive)

Bearing Boys

OnlineBearings.co.uk

Cross & Morse

RS Components
Technobots

PartsForScooters

SmallParts, Inc
SDP-SI Sterling Instruments
Grainger
McMaster-Carr SupplyCompany
ElectricScooterParts.com
SDScooters

 MonsterScooterParts

The BIG Bearing Store

The RobotMarketPlace

roller chain sprocket
Chain
Sprockets

Bearing Boys

OnlineBearings.co.uk

Cross & Morse (one of the least expensive sprocket supplier I've found, no US sprockets though - order by phone 10 min order chg.)

Technobots
RS Components
Farnell
HPC Gears

PartsForScooters

SmallParts, Inc
SDP-SI Sterling Instruments
Grainger
McMaster-Carr Supply Company
MonsterScooterParts

The RobotMarketPlace

 Drill Bits

Drill Bits

Chronos Engineering Supplies Huge range & good quality.
MachineMart for sets
McMaster-Carr Supply Company
MSCIndustrial Supply
electric motors for karts and buggies

Electric Motors
(DC PM)

PetrolScooter UK

  It is also worth checking eBay for scooter motors.

Active-Robots for powerful Magmotors and smaller robot gearmotors

For Unite motors imported from US try TNCScooters - can be a surprisingly inexpensive option if you can wait a couple of weeks!

Try also Ebay imports from US sellers

Technobots  Some small motors only.

PartsForScooters

TNCScooters

SDScooters

EVParts.com
NPCRobotics
ScooterSupport.com
SurplusCenter (large range of other items also)
Electric Vehicles USA

ElectricScooterParts.com

Try Also Ebay

MonsterScooterParts

The RobotMarketPlace

 

battery motor controller or karts and buggies

Electric Motor Controllers

4QD - very informative site.

Technobots   good range with various current capabilities..
 Devantech Ltd - robots electronics site with range of equipment including smaller H-Bridge speed controllers.

Active-Robots for range of controllers

CurticeInstruments
NPCRobotics

EVParts.com
Electric Vehicles USA
(for motors and controller accessories also)

Superdroidrobots

The RobotMarketPlace

Electric Power Cabling

Electric Cables, Switches etc

 

Maplin Electronics Ltd

Technobots
4QD
 

CableOrganizer.com

EVParts.com

Check local suppliers

The RobotMarketPlace

Mechanical Fasteners

 Fasteners (Nuts, Bolts & Screws)

Technobots

Westfield Fasteners

GWR Fasteners
RS Components
Ondrives
ModelFixings.co.uk

A2A4 Fixings - Stainless Steel Fasteners

Microfasteners includes metric sizes
SmallParts, Inc
SDP-SI Sterling Instruments
Grainger
McMaster-Carr Supply Company

Bolt Depot

steel spur gears
Gears (Spur)
steel spur gears

Beltingonline

Bearing Boys

Technobots

Davall Stock Gears

HPC Gears
RS Components
Farnell

RushGears includes metric sizes
QTCGears includes metric sizes
SmallParts, Inc
SDP-SI SterlingInstruments
Grainger
McMaster-Carr Supply Company

The RobotMarketPlace

 

For a range of planetary gearheads see -

AutomationDirect.com

Hose clips securing motor
Hose Clips

(Larger Diameter for Securing Motors)

(Try local DIY store in plumbing sections)

OnlineBearings.co.uk

The BearingBoys

Wickes

B&Q

Westfield Fasteners


local DIY outlets, plumbing stores etc

 Tap and Die Set

Screw Taps & Dies

Chronos Engineering Supplies
Maidstone Engineering Supplies

ModelFixings.co.uk

SmallParts, Inc
McMaster-Carr Supply Company

Shaft Collar

 Shaft Clamps & Couplings

Bearing Boys

OnlineBearings.co.uk

RS Components for Ruland Clamps
Ondrives

The BIG Bearing Store

Ruland (You'll need local distributor)
ClimaxMetal Products
SDP-SI SterlingInstruments
Grainger
McMaster-Carr Supply Company

The RobotMarketPlace

 

Spring

 

Springs  

Bearing Boys

SpringMasters

Ondrives
Lee Spring
 
StrutsDirect.co.uk

McMaster-Carr Supply Company
steel shafting or bar

Steel (Bright for Shafts + others)

Metals4u - wide range

Steeltubedirect.co.uk (hollow sections)

Aluminium 2 Buy (for tube)

Marchant Dice for linear guide rods

MetalsSupermarkets for local pickup
Chronos Engineering Supplies Short lengths
Folkestone Engineering Supplies
CES
Ondrives for longer lengths of bright shafting. 
Check local stockholders also.

Technobots   Sheet and Plate

Mallard Metals

SmallParts, Inc
McMaster-Carr Supply Company
Manufacturer's Supply
New England Brass and Tool

The RobotMarketPlace

timber for DIY

Timber
Check your local timber merchants and DIY suppliers such as

Wickes

B&Q

for both plywood and planed (dressed) timber

ditto
 Tools
(Hand and bench mounted)

Bearing Boys

Wickes

Maplin Electronics Ltd

Chronos Engineering Supplies
MachineMart
ArcEuro Trade
ChesterUK Ltd

Toolsnstuff

CableOrganizer.com

SmallParts, Inc
McMaster-Carr SupplyCompany
New England Brass and Tool

...and a directory

ThomasNet

Pneumatic Tyre

 

 Wheels

 

Pneumatic, Spoked and others

US maker Worksman will also supply to the UK. Email them.

 

For spoked wheels & parts
Unicycle.com (uk)
Billys (for BMX & other bike wheels)

Gemini Karts for chunky pneumatic wheels

Technobots

Northern Tool Equipment

PartsForScooters

McMaster-Carr Supply Company
NPC Robotics
ElectricScooterParts.com
Manufacturer's Supply
CasterSupply.com
Worksman (for heavy duty spoked trike wheels)

The RobotMarketPlace

Miscellaneous  

s3i Stainless Steel Solutions  For wire rope/cable & a good range of fittings

MarineStore Chandlers Rope & cable pulleys & sheaves

 
     

 

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