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woodfarmer

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HI
I have a project and need some steel flat. Ideally 20mm thick by 100mm wide. 250 mm length would be enough, but willing to buy more to meet small order quantity. Now for the tricky bit Ideally the steel should be EN16T
Anything oversize would be ok as I can easily whittle it down on the Holbrook.

It is getting to the point where I might have to trim 100mm diameter round bar :(

Anyone know from where I can get the flat?

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Isn't EN16 one of those things you can only get in round stock anyway?

You never mentioned why you need such a high grade (and expensive) lump of steel, It would be easier to suggest something if the application was known.
 

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there are 100's of metal sellers on ebay. If you dont see the exact piece, ask the question of the seller.
After that use the telephone directory (remember those things from yesteryear? :lol: ) and look up steel stockists.
 

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West York steel normally have some and could machine into bar stock.

Cheaper option would be to find something equivalent in bar stock, they should be able to advise.

An alternative is David at Ground Flat Stock who’s accustomed to the hobbyist market.
 

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If there's a Metal Supermarkets branch anywhere near you they possibly have stock or will get it and supply small quantities, I've used them a few times.

I've seen EN16 in the past, what's the "T" for?
 

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Lons":1b6g3tmd said:
If there's a Metal Supermarkets branch anywhere near you they possibly have stock or will get it and supply small quantities, I've used them a few times.

I've seen EN16 in the past, what's the "T" for?
Hardened and Tempered from what I understand of the lettering system, I'm not sure if that would be easy to "whittle down" without some serious tooling but I may be wrong. After all, High tensile bolts are technically H&T and you can somewhat machine them.
 

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Yes Pete. I was just thinking about the fact they supply a wide range of metals in small quantities. My choice was always a firm called Reeves (ISTR) .
It would be a help to know what the project is though.
John (hammer)
 

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Many thanks for your help. In the end I had to resort to buying round bar and cutting it into 20mm thick plates :(
Mild steel and similar steels are easy to get, but once you go up a notch or two it very quickly gets very difficult .

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