Material/Component Suppliers General Below is a listing of suppliers of mechanical and electrical components that may be useful for design projects. Here, an effort was made to identify a known reliable local supplier for each product category. Where this was not possible, remote suppliers with which we have a history were suggested. This is not an exhaustive list nor is it meant to be an endorsement of any of these suppliers by the instructor, the Department or the University. Please note that due to supplier minimum order requirements you may be required to purchase more of a product than is needed for your project. If this is the case, and you so choose, you may donate any unused materials to next year’s students. I am sure it would be most appreciated. Other Places to Look Thomas Register - this reference can be found online and in two print versions; a full catalog and a regional guide. The Thomas Register Online is the full version of the print registry. It requires you to register (free) and can be found at http://www.thomasregister.com/. The full print registry is available in the UNCC library while the regional buying guide is available in the CPM library. These are your best references for anything that can't be found with the suppliers on this list. START HERE FIRST. THE YELLOW PAGES! Electronic Components Allied Electronics Phone: 800-433-5700 http://www.alliedelec.com/ Digikey Phone: 800-344-4539 http://www.digikey.com/ Electronic Expediters 4943 Highway 49 S Harrisburg Phone 704-455-9222 Slayton Inc. 5112 N. I-85 Service Rd Charlotte Phone 704-596-7770 United Electronics 920 Central Avenue Charlotte Phone 704-372-2650 Foam General Plastics Manufacturing Company 4910 Burlington Way Tacoma, Washington 98409 Phone: (253) 473-5000 Toll Free: (800) 806-6051 FAX: (253) 473-5104 Contact: Bob Rezba http://www.generalplastics.com/ FSAE body molding. Reportedly like to support university projects through donations of odd sizes/pieces. General Hardware Faulk Brothers Hardware 5744 N. Tryon St Charlotte, NC Phone: 704-596-7474 This is a phenomenal source. It is one of this areas last old-time hardware stores. If you need it, chances are they have it (within reason) IF you no where to look. Just ask, they are very helpful and know the store inside out. Mechanical Components (springs, bushings, bearings, etc.) SMALL PARTS, Inc. 13980 N.W. 58th Court P.O. Box 4650 Miami Lakes, FL 33014-0650 Phone 800.220.4242 FAX: 800.423.9009- http://www.smallparts.com/ The name says it all. Have virtually everything for the serious hobbyist. You'll be surprised what you can find here. Reid Tool Supply Co. 2265 Black Creek Rd Muskegon, MI 49441 Phone: 800-253-0421 FAX: 800-438-1145 http://www.reidtool.com/ Another good small parts supplier. Industrial Supply Houses (hardware stores on steroids) Grainger 1401 S Mint St Charlotte, NC 28203 Phone: 704-376-0785 FAX: 704-347-0651 -OR- 501 Hwy 74 Stallings, NC 28104 Phone: 704-845-2189 FAX: 704-893-0266 http://www.grainger.com/ J & L Industrial Supply Phone: 800-521-9520 http://www.jlindustrial.com/ MSC Phone: 800-645-7270 FAX: 800-255-5067 http://www.mscdirect.com/ Metals Metal Express 6601-G North Park Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28216 Phone : 704-599-3919 FAX : 704-599-5801 Stock Car Steel and Aluminum 801-A Performance Road Mooresville, NC 28115 Phone: 704-664-3044 FAX: 704-664-2647 Reportedly very cheap with a laid back and helpful staff. Any size piece. Drawback is distance Copper and Brass Sales 2865 Lowery Street Winston-Salem, NC 27101 Toll Free: 800-926-2600 FAX: 770-424- http://www.copperandbrass.com/ Carries all types of materials such as aluminums, steels, plastics, stainless steels as well as copper and brass Metals - Exotic (Invar, stable stainless steels,etc.) Scientific Alloys, Inc. 70-T Old Hopkinton Rd., P.O. Box 523 Westerly, RI 02891 0523 Phone: 401-596-4947 FAX: 401-596-6626 www.scientificalloys.com Eagle Alloys Corp. 5610 Oleander Ave. Fort Pierce, FL 34982 Phone: 800-237-9012 FAX: 423-586-7456 http://www.eaglealloys.com/ Metals - Scrap Yards Foils Hwy 49 Harrisburg, NC 28075 Phone: 704-455-5134 FAX: 704-455-5160 Can be a good source for metal needs. Works off principle of potluck. May or may not be cheaper, but is fairly convenient. Miscellaneous American Science Surplus Phone: 847-647-0011 FAX: 800-934-0722 http://www.sciplus.com/ This is a source for all manner of electrical, electronic and mechanical components. However, it is a surplus house (read good prices) and therefore they do not regularly stock any of their offerings, i.e., they may have an item this week but never again. Plastics - sheet, rod, tubing Piedmont Plastics 5010 West W. T. Harris Blvd. P.O. BOX 26006 Charlotte, North Carolina 28221-6006 Phone: 704-597-8200 Toll Free: 800-277-7898 FAX: 704-598-7912 http://www.piedmontplastics.com/ Everything plastics!!