When it comes to purchasing both bespoke and non-bespoke steel shims, there are many different factors to consider including size, thickness and material. Each of these factors depend on the purpose of your shim. It is important to stick to the right ones in the right order. Then you get exactly what you need from the component when put to use.


Shims At Stephens Gaskets

Shims are small thin strips of material which are used to fill a space between two parts of a component. This will create a tighter alignment. However with a loose fitting between components within a device or piece of equipment, the two pieces often rub together. This can then lead to wear and tear on the interior. Early wear and tear can decrease the lifespan of the equipment. Fitting a shim into the space will stop the two parts moving and rubbing. This helps to maintain an untarnished interior. Laser cutting is a great way to create bespoke shims to the perfect specifications. 


Laser Cut Steel To Order

Here at Stephen’s Gaskets, we can produce our shims in many different variations of size, material and thicknesses. We ensure you get a shim that does the exact job you need it to do! If our standard shim ranges don’t quite meet your requirements, our laser cut steel service is on hand to produce bespoke shims that are perfectly tailored to your needs.


Laser Cut Steel Sheet

The laser cutting service at Stephens Gaskets can laser cut steel and other materials into various and often intricate sizes and thicknesses to create bespoke shims and foils that are specifically made to your requirements. Laser cutting enables us to create flawless results both fast and efficiently, without wasting material, making it an economical method for us and the client. Steel isn’t the only way to use our lasers. Therefore, plastic laser cutting is also an option in addition to many other materials. Our cutting laser is highly accurate and powerful using advanced equipment and software in order to gain perfect results time and time again. These methods calculate the number of shims which can be cut from each sheet ensuring little (or none) material is wasted, and making laser cut steel one of the most affordable methods available in the market.


Call Us Today!

For more information about our Laser Cutting UK services here at Stephens Gaskets, call 0121 544 5808. Alternatively, you can visit our website at laser cutting.

If you have found this blog helpful, you may wish to read our previous blog on Shim Manufacturers UK.

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