Suppliers:  (NB  One gold star shows especially helpful suppliers.  Two gold stars shows suppliers who went the extra mile to help, and often helped further with a hefty discount)

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Aluminium to Zirconium Welding Services
Park Drive Nurseries Windsor Gardens Hawkwell
Hockley Essex SS5 4LH

Tel: 01702 546482
Web:  
Aluminium to Zirconium Welding Services

Welding of titanium chassis on DisConstructor.  Specialists in welding and machining of exotic metals Outstanding quality of work.  Click here and here for photos of hand-welded Ti joints.  Extraordinarily helpful, excellent to deal with, and very responsive.
Albright International Ltd.
125 Red Lion Road, 
Tolworth, 
Surbiton, 
Surrey, KT6 7QS

Tel.  +44 (020) 8 390 5357
Fax. +44 (020) 8 390 1927
Email:  sales@albright.co.uk
Web.  www.albright.co.uk

Reversible 24VDC contactor for electric motors

Phoned up on a Thursday, contactor was with me next Tuesday.  They're very responsive to mentioning Robot Wars!

Suppliers:  (NB  One gold star shows especially helpful suppliers.  Two gold stars shows suppliers who went the extra mile to help, and often helped further with a hefty discount)


Gold stars

 Who

What

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Activ-Air Automation Ltd
9, Kimpton Rd 
Sutton Surrey SM3 9TE

Tel: 020 8641 7003

Pneumatics

Very very helpful 

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Butcher Brothers
King Henry’s Drive
New Addington
Croydon
Surrey CR9 0BT

Tel. 01689 842227
Fax. 01689 845689
Email:  sales@butbro.co.uk
Web:  www.butbro.co.uk

Manufacturers of welding regulators

 

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South London Valve and Fitting Co.
Regent Business Centre
Jubilee Road
Burgess Hill
West Sussex  RH15 9TL

Tel. 01444 248048
Fax 01444 246324
Web:  www.swagelok.com/estore

High-pressure gas components

The only source found so far of a 1000psi pressure relief valve which will screw into an oxy regulator.  NB  This is the SE distributor for Swagelok.  Others UK-wide.

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Crawley Metal Supplies
Parish Lane Pease Pottage

Crawley 
West Sussex RH10 5NY

Tel: 01293 534444

Any type of metal.

Will supply small quantities and will deliver

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Crawley Welding Supplies Ltd
11, Royce Rd Fleming Way Industrial Centre 
Crawley West Sussex RH10 9NX

Tel: 01293 529761

Stick, MIG, gas welding supplies.

 

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B.D.M Fastenings
Unit 10, Royce Rd,Fleming Way 
Crawley West Sussex RH10 9NX

Tel: 01293 548186

Can supply (from stock) just about any size or shape of nuts, bolts, etc

 

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L.E.M.C.O Ltd
Unit 8, Heath Close,
Heathpark Industrial Estate
Honiton Devon EX14 1SN

Tel: 01404 44132
Fax: 01404 47050
Email:  sales@lemcoltd.com
Web:  www.lemcoltd.com

Probably the best electric motors  in the world!

 

 

RS Components

Just about anything at a price.

Trade supply only

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The Kart Shop
Buckmore Park Kart Circuit
Maidstone Road
Chatham
Kent  ME5 9QG

Tel. 01634 672256
Fax. 01634 668662
Email: sales@thekartshop.co.uk
Web: http://www.thekartshop.co.uk

Hollow axles, hubs, chains, sprockets, rims, tyres

 

 

Combined Precision Components (CPC)

Tel. 08701 20 25 30

Batteries (Yuasa) and just about anything else

Often much cheaper than RS!

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Slough Radio Control Models
1a, St.Pauls Avenue 
Slough Berkshire SL2 5EX

Tel: 01753 522222

R/C gear

Carry extensive stock and are v. helpful

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Titanium Mill Products
Sheffield
S10 3GU

Tel 0114 230 8855
Fax 0114 230 2832

Titanium sheet

 

  Kart Components (Manufacturing) Ltd 
461 London Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1EL. England.

Tel. +44 (0)1494 452561
Fax+44 (0)1494 452867
Web:  www.kartcomponents.co.uk
E-mail: kartcomponents@btinternet.com

Jet tyres

These are the manufacturers so are a bit cheaper than kart shops

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4QD
30 Reach Road 
Burwell 
Cambridgeshire   CB5 0AH

Tel. 01638 741 930 
Fax. 01638 744 080
Web:  http://www.4qd.co.uk/

Speed controllers.

 

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Zip Karts
Pindar Road
Hoddesdon
Hertfordshire  EN11 0DE

Tel. 01992 463371
Fax. 01992 447327
email:  info@zipkart.com
web:  http://www.zipkart.com/

All karting components.

Has huge stockholding.

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Walton Heat Treatment Ltd
143, Hersham Rd 
Walton-On-Thames Surrey KT12 1RR

Tel: 01932 241975

Heat-treatment of steel, including case-hardening

 

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65, Victoria Road
Burgess Hill
West Sussex  RH15 9LN

Tel. 01444 870386
Fax. 01444 230376
Email:  mail@cirrus-laser.co.uk
Web:  http://www.cirrus-laser.co.uk

Laser-cutting of metal.  Stainless up to 12mm, Ti up to 5mm.   Can also arrange water-jet cutting of thicker materials.
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Apollo Bearings
8, Priestley Way
Crawley
W. Sussex  RH10 9NT

Tel. 01293 539539

Bearings, pulleys, drive-belts, bearing housings Very helpful
« Aquarius Plastics Ltd
Unit 1 Eydon House
Midleton Ind. Est.
Guildford
Surrey  GU2 8XW

Tel. 01483 576044
Fax. 01483 302986
Email enquiries@
aquariusplastics.fsbusiness.co.uk

All manner of plastic sheeting, rod and bar stock.  Offcuts available.  Solvent for welding polycarbonate.  
  Display Developments Ltd
Unit G, Eagle Trading Estate
29, Willow Lane
Mitcham
Surrey

Tel.  020 8640 9415

Polycarbonate sheet  
« Southern Insulations
Holmbush Potteries Ind. Est.
Crawley
W. Sussex
RH12 4ST

Tel. 01293 852220

Polystyrene blocks  
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Piano Workshop
8a Beaufort Road,
Reigate, Surrey,
RH2 9DJ

Tel: 01737 242174
Fax: 01737 246750
E-mail: info@pianoworkshop.co.uk
Web. www.pianoworkshop.co.uk 

Piano wire for aerials  
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Surrey Stainless Steels Ltd
5 Stirling Way
Beddington Farm Rd
Croydon
CR0 4XN

Tel. 020 8684 9596

Stainless steel plate, bar, rod Will cut small quantities.  Very fast turnaround.
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Cranford Engineering Ltd
Craddocks Parade
Ashstead
Surrey
KT21 1QL

Tel. 01372 272380
Email:  work@cranford-engineering.co.uk
General machining.        Proper engineering company!  Very helpful, very friendly.  Fast turnaround too.