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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.

Related Information:
Aluminium Properties


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.

Related Information:
Brass Properties


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.

Related Information:
Stainless Steel Properties


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.



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.

Related Information:
Acetal Properties


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.

Related Information:
Nylon Properties


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.

Related Information:
PTFE Properties


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.

Related Information:
Urethane Properties
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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.



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.



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.

Related Information:
Polyester Properties


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Registered Australian Company: Hobby & Engineering Supplies Pty Ltd (ABN 54 125 001 541)

Hobby and Engineering Supplies offers 6213 products in 446 categories including assortment kits, low priced hobby bearings, tools, screws, brass and aluminium rod and tubing - 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.

Hobby and Engineering Supplies is part of MBA Group offering a select range from the MBA Group catalogue.

Hobby and Engineering Supplies 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 Hobby and Engineering Supplies 1997. All rights reserved.

Freight Rates
Terms and Conditions
Privacy Policy

Registered Australian Company: Hobby & Engineering Supplies Pty Ltd (ABN 54 125 001 541)

Hobby and Engineering Supplies offers 6213 products in 446 categories including assortment kits, low priced hobby bearings, tools, screws, brass and aluminium rod and tubing - 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.

Hobby and Engineering Supplies is part of MBA Group offering a select range from the MBA Group catalogue.

Hobby and Engineering Supplies 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 Hobby and Engineering Supplies 1997. All rights reserved.