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Hi all, I am in Lismore, Northern NSW. I am in the process of trying to source materials for building the Shredder, and am finding it to be extremely difficult to source some items here in Australia. I thought I would start a thread where other Aussies might be able to help identify where items can be obtained. So, I will start.... I sent out about 25 requests for quotes for laser cutting of the machine parts. I contacted companies in Northern NSW and SE Queensland (up to and including Brisbane). I only received responses from about half the businesses. The business with the lowest quote was Express Metal Products (www.expressmetal.com.au) and I have ordered my job. I will post a message when I get it to provide feedback on the quality of the work. Items I am having trouble locating: Electric motor - I think that this is an ongoing issue for a lot of people. I have put that issue aside for the moment as I have a temporary alternative which I will use while I put together a proof of concept. If anyone is able to locate 1ph motors that will do the job please post here. Hexagonal bar - This one is proving to be tricky! I have been contacting various companies with no luck. I have been referred to Bohler, Interalloy and Global Metals. Interalloy and Global Metals have given me a No, and I have not heard from Bohler. It is looking likely that I will have to buy it from O/S or try to get one machined (which will be too expensive I imagine). If you know where we might be able to source Hex bars from, please post here. Bearings - This was fairly easy to locate. I contacted a bearings place in Ballina, NSW and they had the correct one in stock. Let me know if you need details of the Ballina store, but I suspect that it will be easy to obtain. Thanks Simon [email protected]
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