Local supplies

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Sometimes you need lab or other hardware supplies that the workshop may only provide with significant effort or delays, so you may want to check out local suppliers directly. This page provides an incomplete list of various sources people in the department have tried, with no special endorsement by the workshop. Please add your favourite store here if you don't find it yet.

If you know about a good shop for something, please enter it in this list. If you had a particular good or bad experience with one of them, leave a short comment in this list.

Mechanical supplies and raw materials

This covers basic mechanical components. Many shops can be found in the area around Kelantan Road or King George's Avenue.

Name What offered Location Contact Comments
KHB Kian Ho Bearings Ltd Ball bearings etc., O-rings 206 Jalan Besar Tel. 62895866, http://www.kianho.com.sg also sells steel spheres
Poey Huat Hardware Screws etc. Blk31, Kelantan Lane, #01-20, Singapore 200031 http://www.poeyhuathardware.com, tel. 6294 8898
Pana Resources Pte Ltd Electrical steel for magnetic shielding 4, First Lok Yang Road http://www.pana.com.sg Mr. Lau Seng Heng, Tel. 6264-2320, lausengheng@pana.com.sg Very helpful
Pan Sun Hardware Pte Ltd Screws etc. Blk 803 King George's Ave #01-174 S200803 http://www.pansun.com, tel. 62963180 a lot of small screws
Teck Siong Huat Hardware Pte Ltd tube, fittings etc. 28, #01-137 Kelantan Road http://www.tecksionghuat.com / email: sales@tecksionghuat.com, Tel.62929385
Teck Cheong Aluminium Pte Ltd aluminium material Blk 803 King George’s Ave #01-246 (Jalan Besar) www.teckcheong.com,email: aluminium@teckcheong.com, Tel.62949650 Free delivery for >$300
Teck Leong Industries Pte Ltd aluminium, copper and other materials Blk 28 Kelantan Rd,#01-129, http://www.coppernalloy.com,email: alicia@copper.asia (Alicia Kuah), Tel.6842 6300
Seng Huat Industries Pte Ltd aluminium, copper and other materials 36, Toh Guan Road East, #01-37 Enterprise Hub, S(608580), http://www.senghuat.com,email: jeff@senghuat.com (Jeff Kwa), Tel.6316 5801
Swees Engineering Co Pte Ltd plastics materials and also does fabrication enclosure to requirement 28 Veerasamy Road (207332), http://www.sweesengrg.com.sg,email: swees646@singnet.com.sg (Mr Loi), Tel.6292 5544
ScanPlastic Engineering & Rubber Pte Ltd plastics materials and also does fabrication enclosure to requirement Blk 1 Toa Payoh Industrial Park Lorong 8 #01-1391 (319085), http://www.scanplastic.com.sg,email: oli@scanplastic.com (Mr Oli), sales@scanplastic.com, Tel.6296 6378
SLS Bearings Pte Ltd Bearings 322 Jalan Besar http://www.slsbearing.com.sg,email: dacso4@slsbearing.com.sg, Tel.62925566
Echan Industries Pte Ltd Foam & Sponge 19 Benoi Crescent, Singapore 629982 http://www.echan.com.sg,email: jerlynnheng@echan.com.sg (Ms Jerlynn Heng), echanind@singnet.com.sg, Tel: 62870066, Fax: 62612821

Tools etc

Again, a lot of shops can be found in the Kelantan and King George's Avenue area. An incomplete list of some shops we found:

Name What offered Location Contact Comments
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Electric and Electronic supplies

You find a number of shops in Sim Lim Tower and surrounding areas. There are generic logistics suppliers with online overview and local warehouses for fast delivery. Here are some of them, in no particular order:

Name What offered Location Contact Comments
Hai Guan Seng Trading Service Electrical Installation stuff Blk 31, Kelantan Lane #01-10/14 Singapoe 200031 Tel. 62943768, haiguanseng@yahoo.com.sg Collection of electrical installation materials, ducting, cables, lamps, switches, conduits etc.
Minghan Electronics RF connectors Sim Lim Tower, #B1-26 minghans@singnet.com.sg, Tel. 6294-8488 selection of RF adapters
Supertron Pte Ltd Heaters and temp sensors Sim Lim tower #3-45 sales@supertron.com.sg, Tel. 62946292, Fax: 62969472
LHS Electronics Enterprise custom coaxial cables Sim Lim tower robertlee@pacific.net.sg, Tel. 62932242 They make very reasonably-priced microwave cables!!
Coastal Electronics Pte Ltd RF connectors and cables #03-76 SIM LIM SQUARE email: ktwong@coastal.com.sg , Tel.63383076 Distributor for Telegaertner
Design Tech Engineering Assembly of cicuit boards 35 Tannery Road #4-09A, SG 347740 email: Jason_toh@designtechen.com, Tel: (65) 6844 3612 They can also source components
Hup Chung Electronics Corpn. Pte Ltd Neon signs, High Voltage Transformers (up to 15kV) Blk 531, Hong Lim Complex, #02-02, Upper Cross St, Singapore 050531 email hcneon@singnet.com.sg, Tel. 6535 6168
ValTech Solution Pte Ltd Stencils for PCBs 629 Aljunid Road #04-07 Cititech Industrial building, SG 389838 email: erlina@valtech-solution.com (Erlina See) Tel. +65 6742-0197 Fiber laser cutting of metal foils
PCMFR Printed Circuit Boards manufacturing No.18 Tuas South Street 3 email: pcmfr@singnet.com.sg two- and multilayer FR4 boards

Odd stuff

Suppliers that somehow don't fit well in the above categories...

Name What offered Location Contact Comments
APV Asia Heat exchanger 48A Loyang Way http://www.apv.com heat exchanger for process water
Delta Optics Technologies custom aspheric lenses Ayer Rajah Cresc. 51 #2-15/16 http://www.deltaoptics.com, kslee@deltaoptics.com quality TBD