We do sell some consumable items here in the lab. Check the Pricing Information page for a full list. For what we don't carry, we have created this list of suppliers to give you a push in the right direction
It is not always easy to find places which will sell just what you need in small quantities, these links will bring you to vendors who will do just that.
What: Maker / Digital Fabrication oriented consumable
Inventables is the best resource for specific material needs. They provide acrylic in a wide array of colors as well as a variety wood and specialty products. They are very well stocked have excellent customer service. Definitely the good first stop on a materials search.
McMasterr Carr: www.mcmaster.com
What: Hardware / General consumables
McMasterr Carr is probably the greatest seller of hardware, consumables, and tools you will ever find. Chances are if they don't have what you need, you probably don't need it. If you are looking for something specific, similar to Inventables, this is a great place to start.
What: General electronics / Arduino
Sparkfun is an incredible resource for electronics supplies as well as a large number of Arduino kits and affiliated hardware. The Sparkfun website also has a wealth of How to tutorials. If you have questions on how to do something specific, again, this is a good place to start.
What: odds and ends / a bit of everything
Etsy, really? Really! Many specialty items people are looking for they can find, but only in bulk. Etsy is a great place to connect with individuals selling, wholesale, smaller quantities of very specific consumable items. Try it out, you will be surprised what you find.
What: Mold making / casting supplies
The Smooth-On shop is perhaps the best all in one location for mold making and casting supplies.
Locally there are also a number suppliers to check.
4 Cherry Hill Rd, New Paltz, NY 12561
True Value does not have much in the way of sheet goods, but it does have the best hardware selection in town.
650 NY-299, Highland, NY 12528
Lowes best for simple sheet goods: Plywood and MDF. Lowes charges for delivery so one will need to provide their own transportation for pickup.
55 S Green Haven Rd, Stormville, NY 12582
Conodon lumber is best for specialty sheet goods and hardwoods. They will not deliver small orders so you will need to go to them, but they are definitely one of the best around for specific, hard to find wood products.
Rhinbeck Art supplies:
188 Main St, New Paltz, NY 12561
General Art supplies. Great resource for Matte board and other more specific paper items.
198 Abeel St, Kingston, NY 12401
General Madness. P&T Surplus is 1/2 salvage yard, 1/2 hardware store, 1/2 yard sale. It is an AMAZING local resource for random odds and ends you may need for a project.
NOTE: P&T sells a lot of random plastic sheets. We cannot cut plastic on the laser cutter if we don't know exactly what it is. We DO NOT recommend purchasing plastic materials for the laser cutter at P&T.