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We Manufacture Your Custom Gaskets & Pads Within 24 hrs - No Tooling Charges! Online ordering and parts dispatched within 24 hours Worldwide. Credit account and deliveries scheduled over 12 months. T&Cs apply. EXPLORE MATERIALS
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No Tooling Charge
There is NEVER a tooling charge for manufacturing

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Fast Manufacturing
Parts made & shipped worldwide in as little as 24 hours


Technical Support
Technical expertise available from our specialists


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We ensure secure payment with a wide array of options

Welcome To Materials Direct

Explore Materials Direct’s extensive range of technical materials converted into your custom shaped component for electronics and LED lighting products. Benefit from rapid prototyping without tooling charges for your custom parts and gaskets. Moreover, take advantage of our instant pricing, flexible ordering system, which also allows you to conveniently schedule deliveries for future dates tailored to your needs when volumes increase.

Materials Direct is approaching this market in a way that is easy to order and specify in Electronics across all industries. Customers who need a certain brand of material that does not appear on the site can apply for us to add this stock to the site’s portfolio based on potential usage.

Explore Our Product Range

Materials Direct offers a wide range of products to suit your electrical and engineering specifications.

Thermal Interface Materials

Thermal Interface materials allow design engineers to create better designs with more complete thermal management, starting at the device level.

Tapes & Adhesives

For a wide variety of applications including installation, repair, insulating, reinforcement, bonding, chemical and paint masking, and erosion protection.

Sealing Gaskets

At Materials Direct we offer a wide range of sealing gasket materials and parts, custom cut to meet a wide range of applications.

LED Optical Materials

Materials that help you to enhance the performance and durability of your LED lighting assemblies; from Light shaping to LED protection.

EMI / RFI Shielding

A wide range of our technical materials deliver high-quality EMI / RFI shielding to your applications or can be specially coated to do so.

Electrical Insulators

Materials Direct offers an extensive range of electrical insulation materials that protect against interference, short circuits, and from heat.


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To order your custom part, simply browse our materials, enter your requirements and upload your custom design. We’ll take care of the rest!

Materials Direct professionals will determine the best cutting method for your design. Alternatively, customers can get in touch to discuss their specifications.

Simple 4 step process
to getting your parts.


step 1 quote
Get an online quote
for the part / gasket


step 2 approve
Upload your design
and approve


step 3 pay
Place and pay
for your order


step 4 deliver
Parts dispatched to you
in as little as 24 hours.

View our video for an easy breakdown of what we can offer you.

Supplying Technical Materials

To a Range of Sectors

Each sector has its own unique requirements and specifications. Materials Direct works to ensure that each sector we supply to, receives the highest quality and best-performing products in relation to their industry and specific need.



The Aerospace industry demands the highest performing, most reliable technical materials to protect their electronic assemblies.


Automotive / EV

Automotive applications range from Engine management systems to motor drive controllers and custom-made gaskets and pads.



Industrial electronics are robust, have long lifetimes, are cost-sensitive, and suitable for use within difficult environments.

LED Lighting

LED Lighting

Sufficient thermal management in LED lighting can preserve longevity, increase reliability and optimise performance.



Materials used in military applications need to be of the highest quality and performance, often very rugged to very exacting standards.



Coupling discreet heat-generating semiconductors to heatsinks remains commonplace in power supply assemblies.

Quality Assured

We Provide Electrical Insulation Materials from Trusted Brands

Electrical Isolation comes in many forms and at Materials Direct, we cater for the conversion of sheet materials into cut parts available as custom pads, custom gaskets, and standard shapes to suit particular components such as TO220 and TO247 power semiconductors, from a large variety of materials from trusted brands.

  • Engineer, Rolls Royce
    'Having the ability to be supplied with precision cut materials for prototypes within 2 days has been excellent!’
    Engineer, Rolls Royce
  • Buyer, Eaton Aerospace
    'We have the need for small to medium batch sizes of various technical materials and Materials Direct have been highly responsive to our urgent needs'
    Buyer, Eaton Aerospace
  • Design Engineer, Philips
    ‘We have had to change our designs in the development stages three times. Materials Direct did not charge for these changes as the sizes stayed the same. Excellent!’
    Design Engineer, Philips
  • Quality Manager, GEC
    ‘Precision and high quality of parts received have been consistently to a high standard.’
    Quality Manager, GEC
  • Buyer, Selectronic
    'Buying online with Materials Direct has proven to be more efficient in time and deliveries, especially when scheduling future orders.’
    Buyer, Selectronic
  • Marien Chevennement
    'Very fast reply, very good order following and delivery in 24H. to recap a very good experience with Materials Direct for a very urgent need. I recommend a lot.'
    Marien Chevennement
    Schneider Electric

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Any Questions?

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Materials Direct Located?

Materials Direct is located in Milton Keynes in the UK. We are a UK manufacturing Company able to support a global market. Our online presence enables super-fast supply of custom-made pads and gaskets in a variety of products to protect your electronics and shape your LED lights.

What format of drawing should I load for a custom pad or gasket?

We require a .dxf file of the custom part and a dimensioned drawing to check sizes. Our standard tolerances and assistance with designing your part is available as a downloadable .pdf.

What is the delivery time and cost?

Production time is as low as 24hours for materials we hold in stock. Cost is calculated online and with NO TOOLING charges ever!. Discounts for longer lead times are given on top of the already lower cost prices because we hand the savings in administration to our customers.

How can I check my delivery status?

Delivery is by UPS and tracking details are available for your order.

Do you ship outside of the UK?

Yes we work out the cost of shipping globally and add it to your quotation.

Can I track my order?

Order status is available on your dashboard in your accounts.

How do I cancel my order?

Orders once placed are non-cancelable as the materials are very specific and the parts once allocated are not available or fit to be sold to other customers as they are custom built.

What is your return policy?

We do not offer a returns policy as the parts are custom-made to order.

Do you offer a warranty?

Warranty conditions are in our Terms and conditions. We warranty the standard of production and material performance and parameters are given in the datasheet and our supplier's warranties are reciprocated to our customers. We do not however go beyond that and you should be sure the materials you order are fit for purpose before purchasing.

What payment options do you offer?

We offer a credit account application and will need to see references and a good credit score. Once in place with materials direct, you can enjoy placing orders and scheduling them for deliveries over 12 months. Paying for them also on up to 60 days credit for applicable customers.

I can not find what i’m looking for, can I get some help?

In the first instance email, you request and an advisor will contact you. We are adding to our range of products offered and look forward to hearing which products you would like us to stock for you and convert into parts.

Are there restrictions on shipping times?

We ship daily and the cut-off time each day is 12.00 midday. For example, if you order before 12.00 midday on a Monday on a 24 hours service we will dispatch on Tuesday. If you order after 12.00 midday on Monday we will dispatch on Wednesday.

Is there a minimum order quantity or value?

There is no minimum quantity or value for your order with us.

Do you deliver on weekends?

All dates and times are specified as working hours or days excluding UK bank or National Holidays.