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where can i buy thin but stong sheet metal? Answered

i have no idea about metal prices or where i can get it or can i use alumin cans (the center part rolled flat)

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rickharrisBest Answer (author)2009-07-24

I suggest that plywood 3 or 6 mm thick or even thick cardboard until you get your design sorted out. There must be plenty of sheet metal stockists in your area - try the phone book. Aluminium prices have really gone up in the last year so be prepared. they tend to want to sell a whole sheet normally 8 foot by 4 foot. 1 or 2mm thick aluminium is quite stiff. Perhaps a DIY shop may keep smaller sheets.

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PKTraceur (author)2009-07-24

Please state your application of the sheet metal, or plastic.

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im using it to make a helping hands

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steveastrouk (author)2009-07-24

You really need a better handle on "thin but strong" - how thick ?? Aluminium cans made in one piece, it isn't possible to buy a large sheet than thin. You CAN get "Shim Stock" which typically comes in strips about 75mm wide and 300mm long. Its available in brass, spring steel and stainless steel. I haven't seen aluminium shim though it may exist. Of thethree I know of, spring steel is potentially the strongest.

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well im not sure but im going to make a help hands thing but with something special im not sure but i has to but bend without breaking

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