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Old 15th March 2001, 12:07 PM   #1
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I'm looking for a place to by aluminium arround 10 mm thick to make front panel to my Amplifier.
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Old 15th March 2001, 01:39 PM   #2
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Hi Jouch.

It would be a lot easyer to help you, if you in your profile would write where on this planet you`re living.
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Old 15th March 2001, 01:51 PM   #3
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I'm sorry, I've just up date it.
I'm living in Sweden
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Old 15th March 2001, 01:52 PM   #4
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try this

http://www.onlinemetals.com
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Old 15th March 2001, 06:42 PM   #5
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Great link byu, but you wouldn't happen to know any european adresses like it? It'll cost an arm and a leg to ship the metals to europe from the US, especially if you like the look of copper on your DIY-stuff :-)

Jouch - try the local phone directory for telephone numbers on companies in your area that does aluminium work. Try contacting them - i´m pretty sure you can find a (smaller) company that will help you, especially if you can do all the machining yourself and just need a piece of metal that will roughly fit the dimensions.

Good luck!
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PS: If you want to have the metal anodized, try contacting a school that teaches mechanical engineering - sometimes they are just dying to get something they can play with in their expensive equipment....
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Old 15th March 2001, 06:58 PM   #6
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It's a tough item to find. The best is to get a local shop go through their inventory and see what they can cut out for you. The problem is also that you can't shear-cut aluminum that thick and make it look good, so the rough cut piece has to be finished on the mill. Unless you have a mill handy you need to have the shop do it for you. I did mine in the student shop at the university and it took me 1 hour to do it but I am no expert machinist and the aluminum was only 5mm thick.
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Old 15th March 2001, 07:10 PM   #7
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I've bought aluminium at: Metallvaruhuset, in Lunda (STHLM). I'm not sure if they sell 10mm thick aluminium, but check it out if you want.
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Old 15th March 2001, 10:51 PM   #8
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Metal in Norway is very very expensive, probably worth shipping from US actually.

Also, consider finish. It is often hard to get decent finish. Are you going to anodize -- or paint? If you paint, you can get around it but still ...
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