When it comes to purchasing both bespoke and non-bespoke 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 order to 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 in order to create a tighter alignment. When there is a loose fitting between components within a device or piece of equipment, the two pieces often rub together which 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, and help 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, our shims can be produced in many different variations of size, material and thicknesses to 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 thing our lasers can be used on – 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!

If you are interested in finding more 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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Stephens Gaskets Limited
Units 1-4 Alston Road Oldbury Oldbury, West Midlands B69 2PP
Phone: 0121 544 5808 Fax:121 544 4188, E-mail: sales@stephensgaskets.co.uk