Stainless Steel is one of the world’s most widely used resources due to its strength and durability; these properties make the material ideal for use in plenty of indoor and outdoor applications. Here at Stephens Gaskets, we also make good use of it, using it to manufacture quality-assured mechanical solutions for many different industries – some of our most popular stainless steel products are stainless steel shims and steel shim washers.
What is stainless steel shim?
Shims are small thin pieces of material that can be used to fill the gap between two different components within a device. When the gap is not filled, the two components have room to move around and rub against each other, this can lead to unnecessary wear and tear on the device. It is important to fill any gaps and create a tighter alignment in order to avoid any of these issues which can jeopardise the safety of the device, and decrease its lifespan.
With so many different mechanical components available on the market, it can be hard to work out which ones you actually need. Here at Stephens Gaskets, we aim to provide our customers with a full understanding of our products to ensure they are purchasing the right product for the job. If a customer is unsure, we are more than happy to offer our own expert advice to find a product that meets their exact requirements. The type of shim you should purchase depends on where it will be used, but one of our most versatile categories is our stainless steel shims.
Stainless Steel Shims at Stephens Gaskets
Here at Stephens Gaskets, our stainless steel shims are made to the highest standards using quality-sourced materials and manufactured with the latest state-of-the-art equipment. There are many benefits to using a steel shim, but its main selling point is down to its toughness. Steel shims are ideal for use in large pieces of equipment which need tighter alignment within their interior components. Shim steel is strong, waterproof and incredibly versatile which means it can lend itself to many applications – industrial and commercial. A stainless steel shim also has the additional benefit of being rust-proof, providing extra safety assurance for you and your device.
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