Just been looking for materials to make a project and was concerned by the variation in the price of brass sheet, hence thought I would do some calculations.
The main calculation was to work out the volume, then work out the weight so that I could then calculate the £/kg column. This then allowed me to compare various size and thickness of CZ108 brass sheet.
The scrap value of brass is ~£3500/tonne and so ~£3.50/kg (July 2022). These prices for brass sheet are 6x to 20x the scrap value.
- MetalOffCuts.co.uk – quite an interesting selection of materials and surface finishes. More for the design world than engineering perhaps, but the best prices for small pieces of brass sheet.
- College Engineering Supply – properly geared up to supply the model engineering world.
- EKP Supplies – a great range of materials and fixings. One of my go to places. The place for small nuts and bolts.
- Noggin End Metals – another great supplier to the model engineering world.
This has helped me sort out the price variations and narrow down who I will go to.