The DFL does stock and sell some consumable items. Please see our Pricing Information page for a full list. For items we don't carry, we have created this list of suppliers to help guide you to materials permissible for use in the lab. It is best practice to check with the DFL technician before you purchase a material in order to be certain it will be approved for use with the lab's equipment.
What: Maker / Digital Fabrication oriented consumables
Inventables is the best resource for specific material needs. They stock acrylic in a wide array of colors as well as a variety wood and specialty products and have excellent customer service. A good first stop on a search for materials.
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 associated hardware. The Sparkfun website also has a wealth of how-to tutorials. If you have questions on how to do something specific related to electronics, 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 and/or smaller quantities of very specific consumable items. Try it out, you will be surprised what you find.
H&H sign supply: www.hhsignsupply.com
What: Vinyl supplier
This is where the lab purchases its vinyl and transfer paper. If they don't have it, you don't need it.
What: Mold making / casting supplies
The Smooth-On shop is perhaps the best all-in-one location for mold making and casting supplies.