Summary. With over 70 years of expertise, we stand out as a metal shim washers manufacturer, providing high-quality, custom solutions for a wide range of applications, including automotive and aerospace. Our manufacturing services cover various materials like aluminium, stainless steel, and copper, ensuring precision and durability for optimal machinery performance.


At Stephens Gaskets we specialise in the manufacture of metal shim washers and have done for over 70 years. Our world-class manufacturing plant has all the modern day equipment to deliver and maintain top quality shim washers for every application.

Our quality and service make us one of the leading global suppliers for precision, custom shim washers. We offer high quality manufacturing for a range of metal shim washers including flat, thin and laminated shims. We specialise in classic and vintage cars, and we also provide parts for motorcycle clubs. Alongside this, we work with large, industrial companies, within the aerospace and oil and gas industry, as well as manufacturing diesel engines and more.

We offer all of our custom Shims, Washers and Spacers in materials such as aluminium, stainless steel, aluminium, neoprene, brass, copper and other materials. In order to meet the specific needs of your application. Our expert shim manufacturer service ensures minimal tool investment, long-term part repeatability, prototyping and low unit cost.

Custom Shim Washers

At Stephens Gaskets we manufacture all shapes and sizes of shims to drawing. As well as strips of shim to size in steel, brass, stainless steel, copper, aluminium and many more materials. Our top of the range tool room has a vast array of sizes and shapes of tooling. Additionally, we stock an extensive range of materials and sizes.


What Are Shim Washers Used For?

We usually use metal shim washers for aligning or spacing between two components or surfaces. They allow for wear compensation or tolerance accumulation (dimensional variance).

Another common use of shims is bearing adjustment. Shims are extremely versatile which is why so many industries use them. We can manufacture our shims from an abundance of materials and take many profiles.

Gaps between components can lead to loosely fitting parts moving around inside. Subsequently, this can cause friction damage and wear and tear inside your machinery. Fitting a shim in place of the gap means there is no room for unnecessary movement.


Benefits Of Metal Shim Washers

Metal is popular in applications involving friction reduction due to its strength and durability. In addition, they exhibit corrosion resistance in environments where fuel oil, gasoline, kerosene and alcohol are present. Metal shims also demonstrate excellent electrical conductivity.

Once a shim is fitted, the risk of damage and safety jeopardy of your project is minimised. Shim washers are designed to optimise the performance and protection of your machinery. Fitting a shim inside the device can help save money down the line by preventing unnecessary damage. It can also provide you with the reassurance that everything is running to maximum efficiency.

Contact Stephens Gaskets Today

If you are looking to buy quality metal shim washers or would like some more information about our services, head to our website today. We have years of experience and as a leading shim washer manufacturer, we can tell you everything you need to know. Call us today on 0121 544 5808 to speak to a member of our team or email

If you have found this blog helpful, then you may wish to read our previous blog on Stainless Steel Slotted Shims.

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