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Old 08.09.2017, 08:20
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Where to get some steel plate?

I need 4 x 100mm x 1500m and 3 x 100mm x 1500mm thin steel plate. 1 or 2mm thick.

Any ideas where you can get steel cut to size? Or where you can buy off the shelf bits where it might be about the right size and good enough?
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Old 08.09.2017, 08:32
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Re: Where to get some steel plate?

Unless someone has recommendations, I think I'll just nip down the road and ask at our local metalworks. Should have thought of that before posting.
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Old 08.09.2017, 09:08
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Re: Where to get some steel plate?

If you just want a rectangle, try https://www.haeuselmann.ch/ They'll cut to size, and they've a shop in Basel.

IIRC they also have a fingerbrake, so you can even have them do folds.

1mm in those sizes is going to be a bother to transport without damage.
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Re: Where to get some steel plate?

I'm not really au-fait with the properties of steel. What depth would you recommend? 3mm? More? It needs to be stiff.
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I'm not really au-fait with the properties of steel. What depth would you recommend? 3mm? More? It needs to be stiff.
Can you give me a rough idea of what you're trying to make or do? A 100 x 1500mm strip of 1mm stock is no problem to transport if you can roll it up, but if you put a fold in it to give it some longitudinal rigidity then the corners will bend every time you bump into something during transport.
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Re: Where to get some steel plate?

I get my electric/electronic supply from eBay. I just checked "metal work" section and found: https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odk...+1500&_sacat=0

Understandably, shipping could be quite tricky. But just check with the seller. My stuff usually arrives promptly and without hassles with customs (import duty is prepaid).
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Re: Where to get some steel plate?

You can find 1 meter length pieces of steel at COOP B&H, Migros do-it, Hornbach etc.,.. with similar widths and thicknesses.

What are the 4 and the 3 referring to in your dimensions? Quantity maybe?

Depending on what it's intended use is, 1 mm thickness could be fine for your application. I think JW is being overly dramatic in the fragility of 1 mm thick steel plate. Rolling a 1.5 m length of 1 mm thick steel for transport
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Re: Where to get some steel plate?

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I think JW is being overly dramatic in the fragility of 1 mm thick steel plate. Rolling a 1.5 m length of 1 mm thick steel for transport
I guess it's less about fragility rather than ease and safety. Such a sheet can cut damn well especially if the edge hasn't been broken.
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Old 08.09.2017, 17:26
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Re: Where to get some steel plate?

If thickness of metal <3mm then it's sheet, otherwise it's plate.

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Re: Where to get some steel plate?

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If thickness of metal >3mm then it's sheet, otherwise it's plate.
Haven't you got the > in the wrong direction?
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Re: Where to get some steel plate?

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A 100 x 1500mm strip of 1mm stock is no problem to transport if you can roll it up...
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Rolling a 1.5 m length of 1 mm thick steel for transport
That's all well and good, but the OP wants 1.5 km of steel sheet!

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I need 4 x 100mm x 1500m and 3 x 100mm x 1500mm thin steel plate. 1 or 2mm thick.



Do I really have to insert a stoopid smiley?
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Re: Where to get some steel plate?

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Haven't you got the > in the wrong direction?
Yes, but not on purpose. Fixed now.
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I guess it's less about fragility rather than ease and safety. Such a sheet can cut damn well especially if the edge hasn't been broken.
Actually, I was thinking more about damaging the material during transport. Stuff that thin is often used decoratively, so a bent corner can ruin your day.

So can a cut, but they heal (and you can wear gloves). Staring at the chimney covering you made with your own two hands, and a bent corner or two for the rest of your days isn't therapeutic, at least not to me.
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Re: Where to get some steel plate?

You could try Bauhaus maybe
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