When it comes to purchasing round metal shims, it doesn’t make sense to just buy any shim in hope that it will be fit for purpose. Especially when you can order bespoke metal shims suited to your exact application; whether that’s filling a gap, leveling objects or maximising machinery lifespan. Almost, is not good enough as it defeats the purpose of the shim steel. So here are 3 reasons you need custom round metal shims for your next project. 

Improves safety measures

Often a shims significance is overlooked, however, they are an integral part of smooth running operations and applications. Additionally, their small size can regularly see them underappreciated in big projects. However, their ability to align parts, make them fit, or reduce wear is essential to almost every industry. 

For example; the automotive industry would see huge repercussions if they used shims unfit for purpose. Therefore, choosing the right shim and shim manufacturers is essential for optimum safety. 

Value for money

Custom round shims will inevitably cost more than off the shelf shims. However, this is where the phrase ‘short term pain for long term gain’ comes into play. The initial outlay may be more, but the consequences and cost of using the wrong shim are far higher. Ultimately this can lead to broken machinery, downtime or injury costing the company thousands of pounds. 

It’s not just about the shims

As aforementioned, other parts rely on shims too. Therefore, if they don’t perform correctly this has a knock on effect and can cost you time and money to put right. Ordering bespoke metal shims ensures they are exactly right for your application and limits the risk of downtime, costly repairs or injury. 


Round metal shims at Stephens Gaskets

Steel shims may not be the most exciting subject of conversation but they are an essential element of most industries and applications that require clearance adjustment or space to be filled. Stephens Gaskets offers a bespoke shims UK service which can create custom shim washers made to even the most intricate of measurements. Through the use of extremely powerful and accurate lasers, we can cut through the desired material in order to create bespoke sizes and thicknesses of shims and at extremely competitive prices. 

In addition, our shims are manufactured in an ISO9001 certified UK manufacturing plant from high quality stainless steel. Furthermore, our strategic central location enables us to access all corners of the country with relative ease and in a short time frame. As a result, our metal shims UK can be delivered quickly. 

Get in touch today for help choosing the right shim for your next project. 


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