Rack and Pinion Supplier to UK?

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  1. 9circles

    9circles Member

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    Was wondering if anyone knew of a supplier of rack and pinion gearing that delivers to the UK or is in the UK. Have just tried to get some from McMaster-Carr and they no longer ship over here.
    Thanks for any help.

    Ian
     
  2. John Koehrer

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    You might try Small Parts co in Florida. I know they have a good selection of bits but know nothing of their shipping policies
     
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    I have seen them in online hobby shops and Maplin do nylon ones. I have also seen them in the RS (www.rswww.com) catalogue (and if RS have them, Farnell will probably too).

    Have never actually bought any though...

    Bob.
     
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    Try http://www.hpcgears.com in Chesterfield (+44 (0) 1246 268080). Their assortment is astonishing and their prices are not too scary!

    Andy
     
  5. 9circles

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    Brilliant guys - thanks very much. Really appreciated.
     
  6. Steve Smith

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    Thanks for the link. This is something I have been looking for too.
    I actually made some racks myself out of white perspex using our laser cutter at work. They look a bit like the Delrin parts in the HPC catalogue (but mine are probably not as strong!).


    Steve.