Stephens Gaskets have been experts in shim manufacturing for over 70 years. Therefore, we have a team of highly skilled and experienced engineers. In addition, we have the latest state-of- the-art equipment. These combined, 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. We often use complex manufacturing techniques to create bespoke laser cut and non-bespoke shim foils.


Can You Laser Cut Foil? 

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. By laser cutting the foil, we can create the shims to your perfect specifications.


High Quality Precision Laser Cut Foil

To 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. This is 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.

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Stephens Gaskets Limited
Units 1-4 Alston Road Oldbury Oldbury, West Midlands B69 2PP
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