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Engineering And Hobby Rod Categories


Rod - Round - Aluminium
Rod - Round - Aluminium

Also see combined categories:
All Metal Rod - Round

For general hobby applications.

NOTE! Very thin sizes may experience some bending. They may not be straight for the entire length. May be slightly oversized on OD so some reworking may be required before fitting closely mating parts such as bearings. For use with bearings we suggest you use items from the category - Shafting - Ground.

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Rod - Round - Brass
Rod - Round - Brass

Also see combined categories:
All Metal Rod - Round

For general hobby applications.

NOTE! Very thin sizes may experience some bending. They may not be straight for the entire length. May be slightly oversized on OD so some reworking may be required before fitting closely mating parts such as bearings. For use with bearings we suggest you use items from the category - Shafting - Ground.

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Rod - Round - Stainless Steel
Rod - Round - Stainless Steel

Also see combined categories:
All Metal Rod - Round

For general hobby applications.

NOTE! Very thin sizes may experience some bending. They may not be straight for the entire length. May be slightly oversized on OD so some reworking may be required before fitting closely mating parts such as bearings. For use with bearings we suggest you use items from the category - Shafting - Ground.

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Rod - Round - Soft Metal Packs
Rod - Round - Soft Metal Packs

Also see combined categories:
All Soft Metal Packs

For general hobby applications. This rod is annealed soft to make it easier to bend. Copper, brass and aluminium,

300mm lengths. Not recommended for heavy duty applications. For use with bearings we suggest you use items from the category - Shafting - Ground.

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Rod - Round - Acetal
Rod - Round - Acetal

Also see combined categories:
All Plastic Rod

Hard, stiff plastic for machining bushes, gears etc with close tolerances. Sizes listed are FINISHED SIZE. Product supplied will be larger.

Specific Gravity 1.41 g/cm3 - Operating Temp -40 to 120 C. Tensile Strength 60-70 Mpa / Hardness 80 Rockwell M. Small diameters may not be perfectly straight. Sizes listed are FINISHED SIZE. Product supplied will be larger to allow for machining. As this product requires machining, larger diameters may be supplied in lieu to expedite your order.

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Rod - Round - Nylon
Rod - Round - Nylon

Also see combined categories:
All Plastic Rod

High impact strength and toughness. Sizes listed are FINISHED SIZE. Product supplied will be larger.

Specific Gravity 1.13 g/cm3 - Operating Temp -40 to 160 C. Tensile Strength 78 Mpa / Hardness 82 Rockwell M. Co-efficient of friction 0.20-0.30. Smaller diameters may not be perfectly straight. Sizes listed are FINISHED SIZE. Product supplied will be larger to allow for machining. As this product requires machining, larger diameters may be supplied in lieu to expedite your order.

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Rod - Round - PTFE
Rod - Round - PTFE

Also see combined categories:
All Plastic Rod

Lowest co-efficient of friction. Excellent chemical resistance. Sizes listed are FINISHED SIZE. Product supplied will be larger.

Specific Gravity 2.20 g/cm3 - Operating Temp -260 to 260 C. Tensile Strength 10-40 Mpa / Hardness D50-55 Shore. Co-efficient of friction 0.05-0.20. Smaller diameters may not be perfectly straight. Sizes listed are FINISHED SIZE. Product supplied will be larger to allow for machining. As this product requires machining, larger diameters may be supplied in lieu to expedite your order.

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Rod - Round - Urethane
Rod - Round - Urethane

Also see combined categories:
All Non Metallic Rod - Round

Hard urethane rubber compound. Machinable.

Length +/- 3.2mm. Diameter +/- 2 percent.

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Rod - Round - Carbon Fibre
Rod - Round - Carbon Fibre

Also see combined categories:
All Non Metallic Rod - Round

High impact light weight carbon fibre for modelling.

Pultruded carbon fibre with a smooth epoxy coated finish. Items marked as Low Grade may have tolerance variations up to 0.2mm.

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Rod - Round - Glass Fibre
Rod - Round - Glass Fibre

Also see combined categories:
All Plastic Rod

High impact light weight fibreglass for modelling and kites.

Glass fibre rod is more flexible and less brittle than carbon fibre rod.

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Rod - Round - Polyester PETP
Rod - Round - Polyester PETP

Also see combined categories:
All Plastic Rod

High mechanical strength, stiffness and hardness. Sizes listed are FINISHED SIZE. Product supplied will be larger.

Specific Gravity 1.39 g/cm3 - Operating Temp 115 C / 5000 hrs - 100 C / 20000 hrs. Tensile Strength 90 Mpa. Hardness 96 Rockwell M. Smaller diameters may not be perfectly straight. Sizes listed are FINISHED SIZE. Product supplied will be larger to allow for machining. As this product requires machining, larger diameters may be supplied in lieu to expedite your order.

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Rod - Round - Sintered Bronze
Rod - Round - Sintered Bronze

Also see combined categories:
All Metal Rod - Round

Sintered bronze rod is supplied oversized so it can be machine finished to the dimensions shown.

Sizes listed are FINISHED SIZE. Product supplied will be larger to allow for machining. Oil impregnated porous bronze rod. Smaller diameters may not be supplied straight. B438 grade 1, Type 2 - AMS4805-D. SAE 841 Type 1, Class A.

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Books - Engineering
Books - Engineering

Also see combined categories:
All Books

Machinery handbook contains standards, materials and other general engineering information.

Engineers Black Book, Fasteners Black Book, Machinery Handbook, Shop Reference.


Housings - Bearing - Pillow Block - Miniature
Housings - Bearing - Pillow Block - Miniature


Spyraflo aluminium pillow block housings mounted with 440C stainless miniature bearings

No more need for expensive engineering of housings to suit your new applications. Fully greased Japanese 440C Grade corrosion resistant stainless steel ball bearings. Double shielded bearings to minimise contamination.

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Shim and Foil - Phosphor Bronze
Shim and Foil - Phosphor Bronze

Also see combined categories:
All Shim
All Sheet

Precision shim sheet. Phosphor Bronze.

NOTE! Very thin sizes may experience some bending or indentations. This product is meant for engineering applications not decorative applications.

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Shim - Tin
Shim - Tin

Also see combined categories:
All Shim
All Sheet

Precision steel shim sheet. Very thin to thick sizes.

NOTE! Very thin sizes may experience some bending or indentations. This product is meant for engineering applications not decorative applications.

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Circlips - External - Round Section
Circlips - External - Round Section

Also see combined categories:
All External Circlips

DIN7993A / RW / BN825. Retaining rings. Snap Rings (USA).

Round section wire rings are mostly used in semicircular grooves. Applications include gear systems, automotive engineering and open gudgeon pins.

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Shim - Plastic
Shim - Plastic

Also see combined categories:
All Shim
All Non Metallic Sheet

Easy to cut - colour coded - plastic shim sheets. Precision thicknesses.

NOTE! Very thin sizes may experience some bending or indentations. This product is meant for engineering applications not decorative applications. Made from sturdy polyester.

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Circlips - Internal - Round Section
Circlips - Internal - Round Section

Also see combined categories:
All Internal Circlips

Includes DIN7993B / RB / M1700 / BN826. Retaining rings. Snap Rings (USA).

Round section wire rings are mostly used in semicircular grooves. Applications include gear systems, automotive engineering and open gudgeon pins.

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Shim and Foil - Copper
Shim and Foil - Copper

Also see combined categories:
All Shim
All Sheet

Precision copper shim sheet. Very thin foil to thick sizes.

NOTE! Very thin sizes may experience some bending or indentations. This product is meant for engineering applications not decorative applications.

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Shim and Foil - Brass
Shim and Foil - Brass

Also see combined categories:
All Shim
All Sheet

Precision brass shim sheet. From very thin foil to thick sizes.

NOTE! Very thin sizes may experience some bending or indentations. This product is meant for engineering applications not decorative applications. Includes sheets and rolls. See Brass - Strip for thin strips.

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Shim and Foil - Steel
Shim and Foil - Steel

Also see combined categories:
All Shim
All Sheet

Precision shim sheet. Cold rolled steel. Very thin to thick sizes.

NOTE! Very thin sizes may experience some bending or indentations. This product is meant for engineering applications not decorative applications.

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Bushes - Stainless Steel and PTFE - Flanged
Bushes - Stainless Steel and PTFE - Flanged

Also see combined categories:
All Steel Bushes
All Flanged Steel Bushes

Oil, acid, alkali and salt water resistant. Contains no lead. Particularly suited to food applications, flow meters and pumps in pharmaceutical applications, printing machines chemical engineering and seawater applications.

Operating Temperature -200o to 280o Celsuis. PTFE with oilfibre 0.01 to around 0.03mm. Porous bronze 0.2 to around 0.3mm. Stainless steel backing 0.7 to around 2.3mm. 140 N/mm2 dynamic load rating. 250 N/mm2 static. 60 N/mm2 Oscillating. Speed Limit in oil 4.5 metres surface speed per second.

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Bushes - Stainless Steel and PTFE - Unflanged
Bushes - Stainless Steel and PTFE - Unflanged

Also see combined categories:
All Steel Bushes
All Unflanged Steel Bushes

Oil, acid, alkali and salt water resistant. Contains no lead. Particularly suited to food applications, flow meters and pumps in pharmaceutical applications, printing machines chemical engineering and seawater applications.

Operating Temperature -200o to 280o Celsuis. PTFE with oilfibre 0.01 to around 0.03mm. Porous bronze 0.2 to around 0.3mm. Stainless steel backing 0.7 to around 2.3mm. 140 N/mm2 dynamic load rating. 250 N/mm2 static. 60 N/mm2 Oscillating. Speed Limit in oil 4.5 metres surface speed per second.

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Shim and Foil - Aluminium
Shim and Foil - Aluminium

Also see combined categories:
All Shim
All Sheet

Precision aluminium shim sheet. Includes listing on 6061-T6 Aluminium Sheet. Very thin to thick sizes.

NOTE! Very thin sizes may experience some bending or indentations. This product is meant for engineering applications not decorative applications. Coloured shim is anodised. The colour is not removable. The colour is for identification purposes only.

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Shim and Foil - Stainless Steel
Shim and Foil - Stainless Steel

Also see combined categories:
All Shim
All Sheet

Precision stainless shim sheet. Very thin foil to thick sizes. Includes 416, 303 and 316 grades.

NOTE! Very thin sizes may experience some bending or indentations. This product is meant for engineering applications not decorative applications.

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Joints - Tee - Tubing and Rod
Joints - Tee - Tubing and Rod


Inexpensive nylon joiners for hobby tubing and rod


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Bar - H Section - Brass
Bar - H Section - Brass

Also see combined categories:
All Metal Bar - H Section (300mm Long Only)


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Hexagonal Bar - Brass
Hexagonal Bar - Brass

Also see combined categories:
All Metal Bar - Hexagonal

Saw Cut Ends. Some items may be available in longer or shorter lengths. e-mail sales@smallparts.com.au with enquiries. Small A/F sizes may not be perfectly straight.


Rectangular Bar - Aluminium
Rectangular Bar - Aluminium

Also see combined categories:
All Rectangular Bar

Thin and thick Aluminum strip and rectangular profiles

Small sizes may not be perfectly straight.

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Square Bar - Brass
Square Bar - Brass

Also see combined categories:
All Metal Bar - Square

Saw Cut Ends. Some items may be available in longer or shorter lengths. e-mail sales@smallparts.com.au with enquiries. Smaller sizes may not be supplied straight.

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Square Bar - Urethane
Square Bar - Urethane

Also see combined categories:
All Non Metallic Bar - Square

Hard urethane rubber compound. Machinable. Length +/- 3.2mm. Length +/- 2 percent.


Hexagonal Bar - 303 Stainless
Hexagonal Bar - 303 Stainless

Also see combined categories:
All Metal Bar - Hexagonal

Corrosion resistant 303 grade stainless.

Saw Cut Ends. Small A/F sizes may not be perfectly straight.


Hexagonal Bar - Carbon Steel
Hexagonal Bar - Carbon Steel

Also see combined categories:
All Metal Bar - Hexagonal

Saw Cut Ends. Small A/F sizes may not be perfectly straight.


Hexagonal Bar - Titanium Ti-Gr2 - Drawn
Hexagonal Bar - Titanium Ti-Gr2 - Drawn

Also see combined categories:
All Metal Bar - Hexagonal

Cold rolled and hot drawn hex bar to ASTM B348

Saw Cut Ends.


Hexagonal Bar - Titanium Ti-Gr2 - Rolled
Hexagonal Bar - Titanium Ti-Gr2 - Rolled

Also see combined categories:
All Metal Bar - Hexagonal

Cold rolled hex bar to ASTM B348

Saw Cut Ends.


Tool Steel - 496 Oil Hardening - Flat Stock
Tool Steel - 496 Oil Hardening - Flat Stock


General purpose tool steel with good wear resistance, durability and machinability

Dimensionally stable chromium, tungsten and vanadium electric furnace toolsteel can be used for intricate work. Low 787 to 815 oC (1450-1500 F) hardening range makes it easy to harden. Fully spheroidised and annealed for uniform carbide size and easy machining. Each piece is individually wrapped and clearly marked with size, analysis and correct hardness and tempering information. Edge squareness 0.003 mm per mm. Finish is 0.0008mm (0.000032 inch).


Couplings - Rigid - Hobby - Brass
Couplings - Rigid - Hobby - Brass

Also see combined categories:
All Rigid Couplings

A selection of inexpensive brass couplings for shaft sizes from 2 to 5 mm.


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Gearmotors - Basic - Hobby - 12.1mm Diameter
Gearmotors - Basic - Hobby - 12.1mm Diameter

Also see combined categories:
All Basic Gearmotors

Small light weight geared motors used in toys and small solar applications

NOTE! These do not have a standard output shaft. The output is a plastic crossed block (see diagram) which is designed to be fitted to a fabricated coupling in O.E.M applications. However, the plastic block would be suitable for drilling and attaching objects with wire for rotating mobile type applications.

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Strip - Soft Metal Packs
Strip - Soft Metal Packs


For general hobby applications. This brass strip is annealed soft to make it easier to bend. Brass.

300mm lengths. Not recommended for heavy duty applications. For use with bearings we suggest you use items from the category - Shafting - Ground.

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Hobby Gears - Spur - 48DP
Hobby Gears - Spur - 48DP


A small selection of popular 48DP Plastic/ Metal Pinion and Spur gears

See main listings under Gears for sizes not listed here. To work out the pitch diameter of a 48DP spur gear, divide multiply the no of teeth by 0.52917.

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Hobby Gears - Spur - Module 0.4
Hobby Gears - Spur - Module 0.4


A small selection of popular Module 0.4 Brass Gear Sets 9 to 20 teeth

See main listings under Gears for sizes not listed here. To work out the pitch diameter of a metric spur gear, multiply the no of teeth by the module. A module 0.4 spur gear with 20 teeth has a pitch diameter of 8mm. A module 0.4 spur gear with 10 teeth has a pitch diameter of 4mm.

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Hobby Gears - Spur - Module 0.5
Hobby Gears - Spur - Module 0.5


A small selection of popular Module 0.5 Brass Gear Sets 9 to 20 teeth

See main listings under Gears for sizes not listed here. To work out the pitch diameter of a metric spur gear, multiply the no of teeth by the module. A module 0.5 spur gear with 20 teeth has a pitch diameter of 10mm. A module 0.5 spur gear with 10 teeth has a pitch diameter of 5mm.

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Tube - Round - Soft Metal Packs
Tube - Round - Soft Metal Packs

Also see combined categories:
All Soft Metal Packs

For general hobby applications. This tube is annealed soft to make it easier to bend. Copper, brass and aluminium,

300mm lengths. Not recommended for heavy duty applications. For use with bearings we suggest you use items from the category - Shafting - Ground.

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Accessories - Hobby - Aircraft
Accessories - Hobby - Aircraft


Generic Parts. Specific model parts may also be found by typing the model number into the search box. Reinforced Tape, Masking Tape, Micro Gear Nose, Gear Mech Retracts, Retractable Wing Tailwheels, gas struts


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Accessories - Hobby - Body Clips
Accessories - Hobby - Body Clips


Large and small body clips. Fluoro or standard. Plastic coated or anodised. Range of colours. Bent and straight.

See also large selection of clips in R-Clips.

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Accessories - Hobby - Car and Buggy
Accessories - Hobby - Car and Buggy


Generic Parts. Specific model parts may also be found by typing the model number into the search box. Fail safes, aerials, heat sinks, body clips, tune pipe, clutch bell, bump start, engine break stand, engine fans, antenna tubes and tire warmers.

Includes Kyosho pull starts.

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Accessories - Hobby - Helicopter
Accessories - Hobby - Helicopter


Generic Parts. Specific model parts may also be found by typing the model number into the search box. Training Gear, Polished Tuned Muffler, Heli Pitch, Foam Stand


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Wheels - Hobby - General
Wheels - Hobby - General

Also see combined categories:
All Wheels

Includes wheels for robots and general hobby applications

Also see tracks for Robotic applications.

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Books - Hobby - Mousetrap Vehicles
Books - Hobby - Mousetrap Vehicles

Also see combined categories:
All Books

Tips and tricks and how-to guides for Mousetrap powered cars and boats

Activities guide and plans.

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Registered Australian Company: Small Parts & Bearings Pty Ltd (ABN 79 121 865 414)

Small Parts & Bearings offers 124352 products in 2772 categories including ball bearings, roller bearings, thrust bearings, ceramic and ceramic hybrid bearings, stainless steel bearings, miniature bearings, linear bearings, shafting, oil seals and adhesives - see the full listing in the Online Catalogue. We have excellent Freight Rates within Australia and worldwide. We offer a choice of delivery with a signature required, or cheaper options with no signature required. The no signature required options are at the customer’s risk once the goods leave our store.

Using the links throughout this site you will find extensive information including catalogues, technical data, and other product specific information. We sell our products worldwide through our online store and our overseas freight rates are competitive for fully traceable courier delivery.

Small Parts & Bearings is part of MBA Group offering a select range from the MBA Group catalogue.

Small Parts & Bearings products are not authorised for sale into the USA or Canada due to the reluctance of Australian insurers to provide product liability insurance into those two countries.

Information on this website is Copyright Small Parts & Bearings 1997. All rights reserved.

Freight Rates
Terms and Conditions
Privacy Policy

Registered Australian Company: Small Parts & Bearings Pty Ltd (ABN 79 121 865 414)

Small Parts & Bearings offers 124352 products in 2772 categories including ball bearings, roller bearings, thrust bearings, ceramic and ceramic hybrid bearings, stainless steel bearings, miniature bearings, linear bearings, shafting, oil seals and adhesives - see the full listing in the Online Catalogue. We have excellent Freight Rates within Australia and worldwide. We offer a choice of delivery with a signature required, or cheaper options with no signature required. The no signature required options are at the customer’s risk once the goods leave our store.

Using the links throughout this site you will find extensive information including catalogues, technical data, and other product specific information. We sell our products worldwide through our online store and our overseas freight rates are competitive for fully traceable courier delivery.

Small Parts & Bearings is part of MBA Group offering a select range from the MBA Group catalogue.

Small Parts & Bearings products are not authorised for sale into the USA or Canada due to the reluctance of Australian insurers to provide product liability insurance into those two countries.

Information on this website is Copyright Small Parts & Bearings 1997. All rights reserved.