Stephens Gaskets are proud to be one of the country’s leading manufacturers of precision machined components. Specialising in the production of shims, washers, and gaskets, we have over four decades of experience in the industry, making us market leaders when it comes to our components. We have supplied commercial and industrial applications all over the country, and our products have supported applications both small and large. With the experience, knowledge and expertise to manufacture the highest quality metal parts, it is clear to see why we are the market leader when it comes to our shim, including our aluminium shim stock.

Shim Materials

Choosing the right shim material relies on being able to determine exactly what your project will require of the shim. There are many different shim materials available on the market, here at Stephens Gaskets alone we have over ten materials to choose from. Some aspects to consider when choosing your shims include:

  • The temperature range the shim will need to withstand
  • Exposure to chemicals
  • Atmospheric environment
  • How much pressure will it be exposed to daily?

We have plenty of knowledge when it comes to shim materials, so if you are unsure about what type of material you should be choosing for your shims, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our team is on hand to talk you through everything you need to know, to ensure you invest in a shim that is perfect for the application at hand.

Aluminium Shim Stock

Metal shims are incredibly popular as metals are generally strong, durable, and resistant to different elements. Our aluminium shim stock is one of the most popular choices here at Stephens Gaskets due to its appealing qualities that suit a wide range of applications and projects. Aluminium has great resistance to corrosion and a very low density. With such low density, aluminium shims are often used in applications where weight is a factor. It also has low reactivity, making it ideal for use in the food and drink processing industry.

Industrial Applications

Aluminium shim stock can be used in a wide variety of industrial applications, but some common ones include:

  • New machine assemblies
  • Tool and die setups
  • Prototype work

Bespoke Shims

As a leading shim supplier in the UK, here at Stephens Gaskets, we understand the importance of well-fitted shims that fit seamlessly into the machinery. We strive to offer our aluminium shim stock in as many different sizes and measurements as possible in order to be able to accommodate a wide range of applications. However, we also understand that some of our customers will require a shim of a specific size. So that we can still support these applications, we have a bespoke shim service too. Using highly powerful and accurate laser cutters, we can cut shims to intricate sizes and shapes to create precise shims completely tailored to your requirements. Find out more about our laser cut shims here.

Contact Us Today

Want to find out more about aluminium shim stock at Stephens Gaskets? Then please get in touch today. Visit our website for more information. Alternatively, you can call 0121 544 5808 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.

If you have found this blog helpful, then you may wish to read our previous blog on Round Shim Washers, What is a Washer Used for? and Gasket Material Selection.

 

 

 

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