If you are looking for affordable shim washers then look no further than Stephens Gaskets. Based in the Midlands but providing solutions and services nationwide, we are proud to be one of the country’s leading manufacturers of precision machined components. We specialise in the design and manufacturing of shim washers UK, and have many to choose from that will accommodate a wide range of applications and requirements. From steel shims and rubber shims, to plastic shims and brass shim washers, with our huge selection available, you can be sure to find what you are looking for with us.


What is a shim washer?

A shim washer is small and rounded piece of material which is designed to fit into a mechanical device. It acts as a preventative to movement and loose alignment issues and can decrease the risk of damage to the inside of the machinery. Inside machinery there are many different components which make the mechanism work but if there is a gap between two components, there is space for unwanted movement. If components are moving around more than they should be inside a device, there is a risk of parts hitting into each other or the interior of the device and causing friction damage. Repeated incidents of movement can lead to long-term wear and tear which could jeopardise the safety and performance of the machinery. By fitting precision shim washers in place of these gaps, you are leaving no room for movement and creating a tighter fitting alignment.


Affordable shim washers

Our affordable shim washers are made in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, thicknesses and in lots of different materials. As specialised experts in shim washers and mechanical components, we know that every requirement could be different from the next, which is why we aim to be as versatile and as flexible as we can be when it comes to manufacturing components. We source all of our material from only the most trusted suppliers to ensure that quality and value is never compromised when it comes to our shim washers, so that they won’t let you down.


Bespoke Shim Washers

Although we already offer plenty of pre-cut metric shim washers to choose from, we understand that sometimes our clients will be looking to buy something with an exact measurement and specification – this is where our bespoke service can help. With a highly advanced form of technology, we can create custom shim washers made to even the most intricate of measurements. Through the use of extremely powerful and accurate lasers, we can cut through the desired material in order to create bespoke sizes and thicknesses of shims and at extremely competitive prices.


Contact Stephens Gaskets

If you are interested in finding out more information on our shim washers visit our website today. Alternatively, you can call 0121 544 5808 to speak to a member of our team.

If you have found this article helpful, you may wish to read about the Benefits of Laser Cutting.

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