My Hardware Favorites Folder, A Let’s Build Resource

Over the years, I’ve accumulated the websites of a bunch of stuff that I’ve used or might need someday. This my file of the engineering odds and ends that I can go to when I need to find something or look for a vendor for a part. It’s a rather eclectic collection, but saving stuff like this can save you time when you are pushing for that special part or machine element. It’s one of my more useful tools. At one time I kept most of these places as paper catalogs, but it’s easier to keep weblinks.  So there are the links from my IE favorites folder.

 

Aluminum Extruded shapes

80/20 aluminum structures.

https://8020.net/

Frame World.

http://www.frame-world.com/

Parker IPS.

http://ph.parker.com/us/en/t-slot-framing

Plastic molding and fabrication

Accumold.

World Leaders In Micro Molding Solutions

Modern Plastics.

http://www.modernplastics.com/

R. L. Hudson.

http://www.rlhudson.com/

Professional Plastics.

http://www.professionalplastics.com/

Resin Systems.

http://www.resinsystems.com/

Fasteners

Accurate Screw Machine.

http://www.accuratescrew.com/

These can be pricy, but they can get you out of a jam when you need that special application hardware.

Alloy fasteners.

http://www.alloyfasteners.com/

Holo Krome.

http://www.holo-krome.com/index.html

Technique engineering.

http://www.techniqueeng.com/

Drive-Lok.

http://www.driv-lok.com/

J.I. Morris.

http://jimorrisco.com/index.php

Southco.

http://www.southco.com/en-us/

MD Metrics.

http://mdmetric.com/

Net Motion.

http://www.netmotion.com/

NYLTite.

http://www.nyltite.com/

TriStar inserts.

http://www.tristar-inserts.com/

 

 

 

Odds and ends, rod ends.

Misumi.

http://us.misumi-ec.com/

Alinabil

http://www.alinabal.com/index.html

3M Velcro.

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Adhesives/Tapes/Brands/Dual-Lock-Reclosable-Fasteners/

Precision brand products.

http://precisionbrand.com/

Essentra.

http://us.essentracomponents.com/

 

 

Knobs and workholding.

Morton Machine

http://workholdingcomponents.mortonmachine.com/

Carr Lane

https://www.carrlane.com/

JW Winco.

http://www.jwwinco.com/index.html

Threaded inserts.

Yardley products

http://www.yardleyproducts.com/

http://www.groov-pin.com/

Craftech

http://www.craftechind.com/

E&T fasteners.

http://www.fastenercomponents.com/

Stanley Engineered Fasteners.

http://www.stanleyengineeredfastening.com/

Metric Multistandardd Fasteners.

http://www.metricmcc.com/

Unicorp.

http://www.unicorpinc.com/Default.htm

Micro Fasteners.

http://www.microfasteners.com/

Micro Plastics.

https://secure.microplastics.com/catalogpictorial.aspx

Fastener Express.

http://www.fastener-express.com/

Penn Engineering.

Home Page

If you don’t know who this is, you haven’t done much with sheetmetal.

E&T Fasteners.

http://www.fastenercomponents.com/

Stimpson.

Home

The Nutty Company.

https://www.nutty.com/

Rotor Clip.

https://www.rotorclip.com/

Unbrako.

http://www.unbrako.com/

Unicorp.

http://www.unicorpinc.com/Default.htm

UC Components.

http://www.uccomponents.com/

Nordex

https://nordex.com/

They also do custom hardware, recommended.

Pic Design.

http://www.pic-design.com/index.html

 

 

 

Superior Components

http://www.superior-components.com/index.htm

When you need to level things.

Ceramics.

Ortech

HOME

Coorstek

http://www.coorstek.com/

Insaco.

http://www.insaco.com

Morgan Technical Ceramics.

http://www.morgantechnicalceramics.com/

Superior Technical Ceramics.

http://www.ceramics.net/

 

 

 

Springs.

Associated Springs

http://www.asbg.com/

http://www.asraymond.com/
Century Spring.

http://www.centuryspring.com/

Lee Spring.

http://www.leespring.com/?gclid=CL6-1Ybd0JoCFQubnAodDgnS2Q

MS Spring.

Home

Smalley.

http://www.smalley.com/

 

Gears and drives.

Boston Gear

http://www.bostongear.com/index.asp

Micromo.

http://www.micromo.com/home

Stock Drive Products.

http://www.sdp-si.com/

Nordex

https://nordex.com/

They also do custom hardware, recommended.

Pic Design.

http://www.pic-design.com/index.html

W. M. Berg.

http://www.wmberg.com/

 

Wire.

Brookfield Wire

http://www.brookfieldwire.com/

EMI Shielding, Electronic Hardware.

East Coast Shielding

http://www.eastcoastshielding.com

http://www.shielding.com/index.htm

Heyco

http://www.heyco.com/index.cfm

Laird Technologies.

http://www.lairdtech.com/

http://www.laird-plc.com/

Omega Shielding.

http://www.omegashielding.com/

Spira EMI.

http://www.spira-emi.com/

 

Leader Tech.

Home

Seal Con.

https://www.sealconusa.com/products/liquid-tight-strain-relief-fittings/

Tech Etch.

http://www.tech-etch.com/

Remke.

http://www.remke.com/

Swift Textiles.

http://www.swift-textile.com/index.html

W. L. Gore.

https://www.gore.com/

 

Optics.

http://www.edmundoptics.com/

Newport.

https://www.newport.com/

Melles Griot.

http://mellesgriot.com/

Thor Labs.

https://www.thorlabs.com/

TMC.

http://www.techmfg.com/

 

Adhesives and Epoxies.

Epotek

http://www.epotek.com/site/

Masterbond.

http://www.masterbond.com/

Expanded metal and perforated metal.

DexMet.

Home

H. K. Perforated Metal

http://www.hkperf.com/

McNichols.

http://www.mcnichols.com/products/perforated/

Diamond Perforated Metals.

http://www.diamondperf.com/

 

Machining and Other Processes.

Proto Labs.

https://www.protolabs.com/cnc-machining

LineMFG.

http://linemfg.com/

Four Slide.

http://www.fourslide.com/fourslide-parts/metal-clips.php

Tech Etch.

http://www.tech-etch.com/

Atlantic Precision spring.

http://www.aps-ct.com/

Preferred Tool And Die.

http://www.preferredtool.com/

Quality Sheetmetal.

Home Page

Stevens Company.

http://www.stevenscompanyinc.com/

Thin Metal Parts.

http://www.thinmetalparts.com/

Westport precision.

http://www.westportprecision.com/index.html

These guys are small hardworking sheetmetal job shop. They are my default CT go to shop for prototype sheet metal.  Very highly recommended.

 

 

Tools.

Garrett Wade.

http://www.garrettwade.com/

Woodpeck.

http://www.woodpeck.com/index.html

Panavise.

http://www.panavise.com/

Techni-Tool.

http://www.techni-tool.com/

Victor Machinery Exchange.

http://www.victornet.com/

 

Solder.

Kester.

http://www.kester.com/

Tube Fittings.

Idex.

https://www.idex-hs.com

SMC.

http://www.smcusa.com/smc.aspx

Swagelok.

http://www.swagelok.com/en

Hylok.

Home

Tubefit.

http://www.tubefiteng.com/

Parker.

http://ph.parker.com/us/17592/en/tube-fitting-division-tfd

Tube.

Vitaneedle.

http://www.vitaneedle.com/

New England Small Tube.

http://www.nesmalltube.com/

I’ve used these guys, highly recommended.

Metals.

Ryerson.

https://www.ryerson.com/

Online Metals.

http://www.onlinemetals.com/

These people do small orders. Great for projects. Recommended

 

Alro.

http://www.alro.com/

Standard Metals.

http://www.standardmetals.com/index.html

Ulbrich.

Home

Yarde Metals.

http://www.yarde.com/

 

Sensors.

Omega Engineering.

http://www.omega.com/

Linear Bearings and Bearings.

THK.

http://www.thk.com/?q=us

O-rings.

Parker.

http://www.parker.com/portal/site/PARKER/menuitem.223a4a3cce02eb6315731910237ad1ca/?vgnextoid=8e80a35c7575e210VgnVCM10000048021dacRCRD&vgnextfmt=EN

I will update this list as I find stuff. I’m also going to see if I can recover some older bookmarks folders and update. Think of this as a start to recreating the much lamented Small Parts Catalog that Amazon took over and promptly wrecked by absorbing the catalog into the general Amazon collasity.   This list is by no means exhaustive.  If you need something, start with Google and use Thomasnet. Explore this list and use it as a starting point.

My general book list.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2015/03/14/a-makers-and-engineering-bookshelf/

The Let’s Build Series.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/tag/lets-build/

 

 

 

 

 

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