Stephens Gaskets have been experts in shim manufacturing for over 70 years, and with
a team of highly skilled and experienced engineers, combined with the latest state-of-
the-art equipment, we have the ability to design, produce and supply mechanical
solutions in a wide range of materials.
Here at Stephens Gaskets, we meet all customer and industry
requirements, going the extra mile to supply our shim foils in various
shapes, sizes and thicknesses, often using complex manufacturing techniques to create
bespoke and non-bespoke shim foils.

What are shim foils?

A shim foil is a thin piece of metal used to fill the gap between two other working
components. Often inside machinery and other mechanical devices, the gap between
two different components can cause unwanted movement that can lead to friction and
dislodgement. This can decrease the lifespan of the mechanism. By placing a shim foil in
place of the gap, unnecessary movement will be reduced, creating a tighter and safer
fitting alignment.

Laser cut foil: High quality precision

Laser cut foilTo create sharp and precise mechanical components, some of our shims are made from
laser cut foil in order to cut the metals into complex and often intricate shapes and
sizes. Our custom laser cutting service involves the use of highly powerful lasers that
can cut through even the toughest of metals, including stainless steel. Laser cutting is
perfect for customers who require our bespoke service, as the technique allows us to
cut, shape and size our products, tailoring them to meet more specific requirements.
Opting for laser cut foil can also be economical, as the process involves calculating the
highest number of components that can be cut from the metal sheeting, ensuring little
material wastage.

Stephens Gaskets for all your shim foil requirements

Here at Stephens Gaskets, we are extremely proud to be able to create designs and
products for a wide range of industries including the automotive, rail and aerospace
industries. However, if you need a precision strip foil solution for a smaller scale project,
our team will be more than happy to assist in finding the perfect product for you.

If you are interested in finding out more about our laser cut foil or any other services we
offer, please call 0121 544 5808 to chat to a member of our team who can offer you
advice or information, as well as a free quote. Alternatively, you can visit our website at shim foil.
If you have found this blog helpful, you may wish to read our previous blog on steel shims.

Stephens Gaskets Limited
Units 1-4 Alston Road Oldbury Oldbury, West Midlands B69 2PP
Phone: 0121 544 5808 Fax:121 544 4188, E-mail: sales@stephensgaskets.co.uk