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Type Name Comments URL Map
Wood Home Depot ordinary boards / Plywood
Wood Ingenuity building Ingenuity does have a fairly extensive scrap wood collection. Look around the shop or in Osborn 1 if you just need a couple of small pieces.
Plastics House of Plastics/ HP Manufacturing /
Metals Alro Metals Outlet huge selection of cheap steel, stainless, aluminum, plastics, brass, bronze, etc.

Machining, Tooling & Hardware

Type Name Comments URL Map
Fasteners McMaster-Carr ridiculously fast turnaround, since they're in Aurora, and will-call pickup is possible
Hardware Sutton Industrial Hardware taps and number/letter drills, tons of wire goods and metal hardware
Tools Harbor Freight Tools


Type Name Comments URL Map
Industrial Surplus HGR Massive warehouse, lab furnishings but few deals
Reusable/Recycled Products Repurposed Materials Inc. Quantities of bins, shelving, pallet racking, casters etc.
Reusable/Recycled Products reLink Medical laboratory/industrial equipment
Architectural Salvage Rebuilders Xchange
Architectural Salvage, Thrift ReStore <many locations>
Government Auction GSA (Ohio loc.) Look for when NASA GRC lists things, can possibly find lab or test equipment, or research electronic hardware <online>
sourcing_materials.txt · Last modified: 2023/10/04 16:33 by sdh7

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