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Re: Found Source: 3/8" 7075 Hex

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It was coast aluminum, and it wasn't even remotely close to fitting. Hit it on the belt sander, files, still no go. Nothing short of milling it to size worked. I was pretty shocked, especially considering I've never had any issues with their bar stock or plate. Couldn't find any specified tolerances either.
Sorry, meant to say that the 7075 RC is getting is likely in the range of +.002.

Your hex was probably extruded. When we first bought our 7075 hex, I remember the tolerance on extruded being +.009/-0 and cold formed being the .002.
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Re: Found Source: 3/8" 7075 Hex

I tried to post in the last thread, but apparently it had to be approved by a moderator since I had a link to a website in the post. Guess it never got approved.

It seems like Yarde Metals carries 7075-T6 Hex Bar in 0.375" and smaller. No tolerance listed, but I'm sure you could give them a call. A lot of people online seem to buy from them with no issue - the "drop zone" surplus is often pretty cheap.
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Re: Found Source: 3/8" 7075 Hex

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Re: Found Source: 3/8" 7075 Hex

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I tried to post in the last thread, but apparently it had to be approved by a moderator since I had a link to a website in the post. Guess it never got approved.

It seems like Yarde Metals carries 7075-T6 Hex Bar in 0.375" and smaller. No tolerance listed, but I'm sure you could give them a call. A lot of people online seem to buy from them with no issue - the "drop zone" surplus is often pretty cheap.
Cory is correct, It will be Cold Form 7075.

Scott,

I just shot them an email and I'll follow up with them. If teams can get the 7075 here:

https://www.yarde.com/catalog/cat296.html

It would make our lives a lot easier. I'm following up with them and will report back here. I remember calling them a few months ago, their Ohio office, and they said they don't carry it. I must've called for the wrong item or gotten the wrong sales rep!

They also have: 1/4" - 5/16" - 3/8" and 1/2" in stock. The 3/8" and smaller would be really nice!

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Re: Found Source: 3/8" 7075 Hex

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I tried to post in the last thread, but apparently it had to be approved by a moderator since I had a link to a website in the post. Guess it never got approved.

It seems like Yarde Metals carries 7075-T6 Hex Bar in 0.375" and smaller. No tolerance listed, but I'm sure you could give them a call. A lot of people online seem to buy from them with no issue - the "drop zone" surplus is often pretty cheap.
I put in an RFQ with them so we'll see what they say.

If you base it on websites and catalogs, there are 50+ places that have the hex... but when you go to order, it's out of stock, or they have to check, so on and so on. Eventually they tell you they're pretty sure they don't carry it anymore and have no current plans to reorder...

I've been hunting diligently for this since December, and I know RC has as well.
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Re: Found Source: 3/8" 7075 Hex

I would be interested in some 10+ feet, depending on the price.
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Re: Found Source: 3/8" 7075 Hex

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I put in an RFQ with them so we'll see what they say.

If you base it on websites and catalogs, there are 50+ places that have the hex... but when you go to order, it's out of stock, or they have to check, so on and so on. Eventually they tell you they're pretty sure they don't carry it anymore and have no current plans to reorder...

I've been hunting diligently for this since December, and I know RC has as well.
Similar to what Adam said. We've been looking since December. I got an email back from the Yarde Metal:

REGARDING YOUR INQUIRY FOR THE 7075 HEX. WE MUST REGRET AT THIS TIME AS WE DO NOT STOCK 7075 HEXES.

THANK YOU FOR THE INQUIRY

BARB AT YARDE

I also called and they said that their catalog is out of date and they have no interest in stocking 7075 Hex.

We will be putting an order in for 3/8 Hex if nothing else pops up in a week. Please do continue posting.

Also the tolerances are exactly what Cory spec'd. We will be getting cold formed 7075-T6.

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Re: Found Source: 3/8" 7075 Hex

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Similar to what Adam said. We've been looking since December. I got an email back from the Yarde Metal:

REGARDING YOUR INQUIRY FOR THE 7075 HEX. WE MUST REGRET AT THIS TIME AS WE DO NOT STOCK 7075 HEXES.

THANK YOU FOR THE INQUIRY

BARB AT YARDE

I also called and they said that their catalog is out of date and they have no interest in stocking 7075 Hex.

We will be putting an order in for 3/8 Hex if nothing else pops up in a week. Please do continue posting.

Also the tolerances are exactly what Cory spec'd. We will be getting cold formed 7075-T6.

Thanks,

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I got the same response this morning to doubly verify.
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Re: Found Source: 3/8" 7075 Hex

I'd take 10 feet if it's cheap enough (less than $40 to my door).
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Re: Found Source: 3/8" 7075 Hex

I too would get 10', keep us posted.
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Re: Found Source: 3/8" 7075 Hex

2363 wants some, too.
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Re: Found Source: 3/8" 7075 Hex

The Goats would buy a good chunk depending on price.
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Re: Found Source: 3/8" 7075 Hex

1687 would be interested as well, probably in 8+ feet.
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Re: Found Source: 3/8" 7075 Hex

I checked with Industrial Metal today. The salesman told me that Alcoa has stopped producing small hex. They where the only US manufacture.

R.C. if you do get the mill run there should be plenty of demand for it.

Another thought would be to contact FIRST and see if this might be an item for FIRST Choice.
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Cool, now we can start FRC future trading. CIM motors now at, CIM motors December price is +10%, January pricing is +22%. Same for 3/8 Hex. December + 15%, overnight ship 30%> Bid and ask prices!!

Ok, just kidding, got caught up working on my 401(k) for retirement. I'm in for 10' I have a project I'm working on. But I have to give you credit on your willingness to put about a mile of us together in your purchase. Cool thing about CD, you can do that. Cool thing on your Coopertition that you would do that! Thanks!
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