Sourcing Reprap parts around Dunedin, New Zealand

Things to note

  • Don’t get too hung up on bolt length. Get something longer than required and cut it down with a dremal or hacksaw.
  • Some reprap parts lists don’t include the extruder parts, so make sure you read what you need for those as well.
  • Please add comments for other places you have bought stuff or for things I need to fix.

Fasteners: (Nuts and bolts etc.)

Get them from a fastener shop

  • Hylton Parker fasteners
  • EDL Fasteners

You can also get stuff from Mitre 10 or Bunnings but it costs a bit more for some things and not everything is available.

8mm Threaded rod

Can get them from a fastener shop such as Hylton Parker or EDL

Comes in 1m length.

You can also get it from Mitre 10 or Bunnings but it costs a bit more. Again 1m lengths

8mm Smooth rod

Can get it from Mico Metals. They call it ’round rod’ and it’s actually 7.94mm which is fine. Cost is $26.30 incl. (Oct 2013) for 4m. They will cut it to 2x 2m for you in the shop.

Springs

Get them from Mitre 10 mega or Bunnings. Or elsewhere?

Recommended springs:

CENTURY SPRINGS: C-652 2 in a packet x2 for 4 total. ( 5.563 x 34.926 x .711mm ) to connect the top plate ot the bottom plate.

C-676 1 in a packet Cut it in half (11.125 x 53.975 x .813mm) to go on the x-axes.

MDF

Buy it from Mitre10 or Bunnings. If you go inside the shop you should be able to buy just .6 by 1.2m of it. Rather than having to buy a huge sheet.

608 Skate bearings

Any skate shop ask for skate bearings there is only one size but different bearing quality.

Buying summary

Shop Product Notes
Hylton Parker Fasteners, Threaded rod They don’t sell stainless steel smooth rod
EDL Stainless threaded rod, threaded rod, fasteners
Mico Metals 8mm stainless steel Smooth rod They call it round rod, its actually 7.94mm which is fine. Cost is $26.30 for 4m. they will cut it to 2x 2m.
EDL Stainless threaded rod, threaded rod, fasteners
Mitre 10 Mega Threaded rod, fasteners (not all), MDF 6mm, Springs More expensive than fasteners shop in most cases
Bunnings Warehouse Threaded rod, fasteners (not all), MDF 6mm, Springs More expensive than fasteners shop in most cases
Skate shops 608 Skate bearings Ask for skate bearings. They are all the same size

 Map of shops