How do I get materials?

There are 4 general options for getting materials::

  1. For small amounts, please look in the free scrap bin in the machine shop (near the Johnson vertical band saw). This is for Eligible Student Shop Users Only.
  2. Buy materials from our shop with a UBC Speed Chart code by coming to the Student Shop during open hours. Get the code from your faculty supervisor/instructor or student team captain. (Shop material prices can be found here.) This is for Eligible Student Shop Users Only.
  3. Order materials through ECE’s purchasing and receiving department.
  4. Order materials directly from a supplier such as Metal Supermarkets, Industrial Plastics and Paints, McMaster Carr, etc. (please follow the posted shipping procedure if you are having items shipped to the department).

***We do not sell materials for personal use or to persons from outside the department.***

 

The shop normally stocks the following:

 

mild steel

C1018   sheets 24 gauge to 12 gauge, plates 1/8″ – 1/2″,  12″ x 12″, 12″ x24″, “24” x 48″

 

aluminum

6061-T6

plate 3/16″- 1/2″ thick 12″ x 12″, 12″ x24″, “24” x 48″

rounds 1/4″ dia – 5″ dia. x 12″ lengths

 

5052-H32   sheets 24 ga. – 12 ga. 12″ x 12″, 12″ x24″, “24” x 48″ (good for bending)

 

music wire (spring temper) 0.009″ dia to 0.080″ dia x 12″ lengths

 

spring steel (stainless annealed PH17-7) strip form ~2″ widths, thicknesses 0.032″ – 0.09″(heat treating oven is available in shop)

 

 

polycarbonate

sheet 1/16″- 1/2″ thick 12″ x 12″, 12″ x24″, “24” x 48″

 

PVC

sheet 1/4″- 1/2″ thick 12″ x 12″, 12″ x24″, “24” x 48″

 

Delrin (black)

rounds 1/4″ dia. – 2″ dia.  x 12″ lengths

 

plywood

fir structural grade plywood

1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″, 3/4″ – 24″x 24″, 24″x48″