Shim Stainless Steel
Over forty years in the manufacturing industry has enabled Stephens Gaskets to become one of the country’s leading suppliers of shims, washers and gaskets. Our mechanical components are made to the highest of standards using state-of-the-art equipment combined with skilled manufacturers who are proud to produce flawless results each and every time. Our time in the industry has meant we have developed an in-depth understanding of the mechanical world which in turn, has allowed us to develop as a company, researching and finding new solutions to meet a wide range of requirements.
What is a stainless steel shim?
Shims are small pieces of material that are used to fill a gap between two different components. Often, when there is an unnecessary gap, the two components can move around causing friction damage, general wear and tear, and can jeopardise the safety of the machinery – potentially leading to a shorter lifespan. Creating a tighter alignment between them both with the place of a shim avoids these problems and creates a safer piece of equipment to work with.
Wide Range Of Materials
Here at Stephens Gaskets, we can produce a wide range of shims in lots of different materials including copper, aluminium, brass, plastic and stainless steel shims. Our shims are particularly popular in our shim stainless steel material as they provide long lasting durability in many different applications.
Shim Stainless Steel – It won’t let you down!
We source our shim stainless steel from the best suppliers we can find, to ensure we are using only the highest quality materials to produce our steel shims with. A stainless steel shim is ideal for use in large pieces of equipment due to its toughness. The material is strong, rustproof, waterproof and versatile, which means it lends itself to a variety of applications both industrial and commercial.
Using advanced manufacturing techniques such as laser cutting, we can create both bespoke and non-bespoke shims perfectly tailored to customer requirements. Our laser cutting machinery calculates the exact number of shims it can create from each sheet of shim steel, which guarantees that at the end of the process, no shim stainless steel sheets are going to be wasted – making it an extremely economical manufacturing technique for everyone involved.
If you have found this blog helpful, you may wish to read our previous blog on pre-cut shims.