How do I get material?

It is generally best to visit the shop to see what is on-hand. We are currently transitioning some stores responsibilities to a central stores in ECE – stay tuned!

The shop generally stocks sheet and plate in thicknesses from 22 gauge to 1″ in sizes 12″ x 12″, 12″ x 24″, 24″ x 24″ and 24″ x 48″. Aluminum in thicknesses thinner than 3/16″ is 5052-H32 or 3003, otherwise it is 6061-T6. Steel is hot rolled 1018/A36. The shop also stocks some 6061-T6 round stock aluminum  and 1018 steel.

Material is sold in whole piece increments (i.e. 12″ x 12″, 12″ x 24″ etc.).

Pricing is $9 kg for steel, $22/kg for aluminum.

Material is not for personal use – please source and supply your own materials for such projects.

*Did you check the “free” bin near the Johnson band saw? This is for MECH students using materials for UBC purposes only (not for personal projects, please).

**If you need other shapes or sizes, please note that local supplier Metal Supermarket currently offers free delivery to campus every Wednesday.

***For more exotic grades or ground formats in smaller quantities, see what McMaster Carr has on offer.