A. Yes, we can come to any BC lower mainland business address to show you material in person and consult on your design idea
A. Absolutely, contact us at 604-607-6443 or email to get started today!
A. Yes, we can ship prepaid or collect, just ask for a quote.
A. Not at all, most mitre saws will cut profiles fine, we recommend a non-ferrous carbide tip blade with 96 teeth on a 12” blade. Please do so at your own risk and follow all safety instructions by the manufacturer. We will also happily cut the profiles for you.
A. We use 6105-T5 Aluminum alloy because of its higher ultimate and yield tensile strength.
A. In most applications load requirements can be met by selecting the proper profile(s), fastening method(s), and design details. Check out 80/20’s Deflection Calculator, we do not recommend going over 1/8" or 3.25mm of deflection. Call us if you have any application-specific questions.
A. T-slotted extrusions come with a standard clear anodize. All extrusions can be supplied in custom anodized colours for an additional charge. Black is very popular, many extrusions are also stocked in black. Custom colour anodized orders will be quoted upon request.
A. 10 Series extrusions are designed on 1/2" and 1" dimensions. The center point is 1/2" from the edge of the extrusion, with a 1" center to center measurement. 15 Series extrusions are designed on 3/4" and 1.5" dimensions. The center point is 3/4" from the edge of the extrusion, with a 1.5" center to center measurement.
A. The locking mechanism is in the design of the T-slotted profile. The T-slot flange declines two degrees in towards the center of these profiles. This "Drop Lock Feature" acts as a lock washer in that it spring loads the fastener as it is tightened.
A. While not all profiles are available in all lengths, most Fractional T-slotted extrusions are available in 145" and 242" stock lengths. Most Metric T-slotted extrusions are available in 4M and 6M stock lengths. Consult the current 80/20 Catalog for profile stock length specifics. NOTE: We also supply 'cut to length' as a regular service.
A. We strongly suggest that linear bearings NOT be used in this configuration.
A. We have some of the most popular fractional profiles in stock, 1010, 1020, 1030, 1515, 1515-LITE, 1530, 1545 and 3030! Call for availability.
A. Send an email or call us.
A. Yes, you can email us any drawing file or scan of your sketch - basic or sophisticated we work with it all.
A. Yes, we can handle all your shipping needs, plus we pass along our volume discount - ask us for a shipping quote direct from factory or with our monthly stock orders.
A. It certainly is - 80/20 is a popular choice for robotics.