This article is from the Model Rockets FAQ, by Wolfram von Kiparski with numerous contributions by others.
For those of you who like to buy their tubing, balsa, and other materials
in bulk, this section may have the supplier that you are looking for.
Also included are suppliers of the kind of goods that many of us find
useful for model and high power rocketry. While there are very many
sources of materials from which one can build rockets, and there is no way that a
list can completely cover this broad category. Here is a list of
companies that have been mentioned on r.m.r., or have been recommended to
the author. No company listed in this section is a rocketry specialty
company. Many of the companies in the preceding sections also sell "raw
materials," so rocketry-related questions are best directed to them.
Ace Resin Resin casting and molding supply 7481 E. 30th St. polyurethane rubber and Tucson, AZ 85710 RTV rubber, supplies (520) 886-8051 http://crystaltower.com/aceresin/ Aerospace Composite Products Composite building materials 14210 Doolittle Drive fiberglass, kevlar, carbon San Leandro, CA 94577 Full line of supplies and orders: (800) 811-2009 equipment technical: (510) 352-2022 Custom fabrication and FAX: (510) 352-2021 specialty products firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.acp-composites.com/ Alexander Aeroplane Company Composite building materials P.O. Box 909 Griffin GA 30224 (800) 831-2949 Catalog - FREE http://www.airsport.com/alexaero.htm Alumilite Corporation resin casting and molding supply 315 North Street resins and supplies Kalamazoo, MI 49007 will send literature, specs, (800) 447-9344 and cured samples on request (616) 488-4001 FAX http://www.alumilite.com/ American Science & Surplus All kinds of surplus, used, and 3605 Howard St. new equipment, gadgets, gizmos, Skokie, IL 60076 and useful odds and ends. (847) 982-0870 Their address here is for mail (800) 934-0722 FAX order, but they also have http://www.sciplus.com/ retail stores in Chicago, Geneva (IL), and Milwaukee. Balsa USA Balsa, basswood, plywood, P.O.Box 164 and adhesives, Marinette, WI 54143 fresh US-mfg CA (906) 863-6421 Wholesale prices (800) BALSA-US orders only Catalog - $2.00 http://www.balsausa.com/ Bare Metal Foil and Hobby Co. Por-A-Kast, Por-A-Mold dealer P.O. Box 82 urethane resin molding and Farmington, MI 48332 casting, adhesive metal foil, (248) 477-0813 decal paper http://www.bare-metal.com/ The Castolite Company casting resins 4915 Dean St. polyester resins and rubber Woodstock, IL 60098 (815) 338-4670 (815) 338-4671 FAX Composite Structures Technology Composite materials P.O. Box 622 fiberglass,kevlar,carbon,epoxy, Tehachapi, CA 93581 foam core, vacuum bagging, etc. (800) 338-1278 Catalog - FREE http://www.cstsales.com/ occasionally sells materials at bargain prices. Fibre Glast Developments Corp. Large supplier of composite 1944 Neva Drive materials, polyester and epoxy Dayton, OH 45414 resins, vacuum bagging equipment, (800) 821-3283 and all related supplies email@example.com Catalog - FREE http://www.fibreglast.com McMaster-Carr Supply Company Looked everywhere? P.O. Box 440 Can't find that "rocket part" New Brunswick, NJ 08903-0440 anywhere? Give McMaster a call. http://www.mcmaster.com/ Micro-Mark Small tool company. 340 Snyder Ave. The company isn't small! Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922-1595 Perfect tools for working on (800) 225-1066 rockets. http://www.micromark.com Middlesex Paper Tube Company, Inc. Large manufacturer of paper tubes P.O. Box 588 I.D.'s from 0.250" to 18.000" 345 Chelmsford Street Lowell, MA 01851 (800) 466-9317 (978) 458-9317 FAX Para-Gear Equipment Co., Inc. Full-service parachuting supply 3839 West Oakton Street company. Skokie, IL 60076-3438 Parachute fabric, tapes, threads, 708/679-5905 cords, webbing, and hardware. 708/679-8644 - FAX Nylon, nylon, nylon!!! 800/323-0437 (orders - outside IL only) Catalog - $5.00 (refundable) http://www.para-gear.com/ Paramount Tube Division Large manufacturer of P.O. Box 80400 paper tubes. Fort Wayne, IN 46898 I.D.'s 0.093" - 12.000" (219) 484-4111 (219) 483-0393 FAX http://www.paramounttube.com/ Peck Polymers Japanese tissue for tissuing P.O. Box 710399 those contest gliders. Santee, CA 92072-0399 Dethermalizer fuse, wood, (619) 448-1818 free-flight glider kits http://www.peck-polymers.com/ Jetex dealer SIG Manufacturing Co., Inc. Balsa, basswood, plywood. 401-7 S. Front St. Wood building supplies for Montezuma, IA 50171-0520 hobbyist, and more... (800) 247-5008 (Orders) Catalog - $3.00, or order online http://www.sigmfg.com/