Aluminum Rem Center
3185 De La Cruz Blvd #2,
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Like their name implies, Aluminum Rem Center is your place to get just about any size, shape, and type of aluminum you want. They charge by the pound (~$3.50/lb for Al). They're happy to cut to size as well but charge a little more (~$4.25/lb
Highway 101 & Whipple (east)
Redwood City, CA
Hours: M-F 8am-4:30pm, Sat closed, Sun closed.
Comments: Alan Steel, AKA Alan Steels, has a really great selection of base metals and stuff (salvage) made from base metals. This includes sheet, tubing, extrusions, rod, angle, and pallet material in aluminum, brass, steel, stainless steel and some plastics. You can also find giant gears, motors, fans, and all sorts of other random stuff. They charge to cut. This is a really great place to wander around just to get your creative juices flowing. They give deals to the fairer sex and on stuff they don't understand. Otherwise it's pretty pricey.