Canadian Suppliers

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Belts and Pulleys

  • mendelmax
  • MixShop
  • SDP/SI - "they work fine, but were pretty expensive, the shipping was expensive, and the brokerage fees were expensive too. I'd love to find a Canadian source for MXL belts and pulleys, or anything that would work."

Specific SDP-SI MXL pulleys that work on a Darwin:

Z axis - A 6A16-060DF2508 - 60 tooth 1/4 " bore pulley. Can be tapped out to M8 directly.

useful part numbers A 6R 3-C025 (8 ft required) A 6R 3-185025 (1 required)


Quality Transmission Components 125 Railroad Avenue, Garden City Park, NY 11040-5016 Phone: (516) 437-6700 • Fax: (516) 328-3343

This is the supplier that I found to be the most reasonable as far as prices and shipping. For example the t5 x 840mm is listed as $4.20. They also sell matching aluminum pulleys. Also if purchased online there is no minimum purchase amount.

Electronics

  • Makerbot
  • Digikey.ca
  • Mouser (not really)
  • robotshop.ca
  • sparkfun.com
  • gadgetgangster.com
  • alltronics.com/
  • active123.com/
  • leeselectronic.com/
  • spikenzielabs.com/
  • creatroninc.com/
  • proto-advantage.com/ - Hamilton, Ontario
  • canakit.com/
  • mixshop
  • A2APrinter

"Also, if you need electronics, Makerbot is my favorite, but if they're out Digikey is pretty good. They ship to Canada for $10 if you order from digikey.ca, and no brokerage fees. Mouser sent me 50 pages of customs forms detailing every single resistor, cap and chip I ordered for a Darwin, and the brokerage fees cost almost as much as the parts, so I'd stay away from them if you're in Canada."

Steel

  • Metal Supermarket

As for other Canadian suppliers, I found Metal Supermarket usually has stock of 5/16" stainless rod, which works for 8mm smooth rod.

  • princessauto.com/ - they are a surplus store so there stock can change allot but they do have allot of good things most of the time.
  • Generic Steel Suppliers

Check in the telephone directory under "Steel". Your average construction steel supplier sells quite a bit of steel for prices we consider to be very cheap.

Fasteners

  • Fastenal here in Vancouver
  • Peavey Mart - good general store though they are more in the smaller cities and towns.
  • princessauto.com/ - they are a surplus store so there stock can change allot but they do have allot of good things most of the time.

I've been getting M8 threaded rod from Fastenal here in Vancouver; they usually need to order in larger quantities, but it's usually pretty fast. I also get all my metric nuts and bolts there. I'm quite happy that Mendel uses fewer types of bolts, btw - that makes life a bit easier.

Also try: brafasco/CTF, Canadian Tire (although be sure to check the parts are actually what they're labeled as -- I found their inventory a little disorganized), Metal Supermarket, Atlas Machine Tools on Queen, Jacob's Hardware on Queen, and even Home Hardware in a pinch for metal rods.

  • MixShop.ca

Motors

  • alltronics.com/
  • linengineeringstore.com/ - they will take paypal but i think you have to email them the order www.linengineeringstore.com/general/terms_conditions.aspx it is in here.
  • mixshop

Filament

computer parts

  • memoryexpress.com/
  • ncix.com/

Regionalization

Each RUG should have a page, but that will have to wait.

Montreal

  • spikenzielabs.com/

Ottawa

Toronto

Vancouver

  • canakit.com/
  • leeselectronic.com/
  • MixShop.ca
  • A2APrinter

Waterloo

Working Notes

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We should put up a page on the Wiki regarding Canadian suppliers. I had a look at the Builders Wiki, but I wasn't sure exactly where to stick it. There's a section in the Mendel BOM and Mendel Buyers Guide regarding suppliers, but this might be more general than just Mendel parts.