Summary. We are a premier UK shim washers supplier, exceling in producing round shim washers, essential for numerous applications. Our expertise and advanced manufacturing capabilities enable them to provide a vast selection of materials and precise custom solutions, ensuring optimal machinery performance and longevity.


For decades, Stephens Gaskets has been one of the country’s leading shim washers supplier. As specialised shim manufacturers, we provide round shim washers to support domestic, industrial, and commercial projects. What’s more, we have learnt plenty of invaluable knowledge along the way. As a result, we have been able to significantly expand our capabilities. Which means we can manufacture shims for an even wider range of applications than ever before. We believe that our knowledge, experience, and dedication to providing our customers with the perfect solution, is what makes us stand out from other shim manufacturers in the UK.

What Are Round Shim Washers? 

Round shim washers are circular components that are designed to act as a buffer between two different surfaces. The shim washer absorbs the damage and impact that can take place between two loose-fitting components. In turn, filling up the gap in order to create a tighter fitting alignment. By fitting a shim washer into this gap, you can prevent friction damage and unnecessary wear and tear on the device. Therefore, prolonging the lifespan of the equipment – potentially even enhancing its performance too. 

Types Of Shims 

Shims can be used in an all-manner of devices and machinery, which means that they have to be available in different sizes, materials, and thicknesses. Here at Stephens Gaskets, our state-of-the-art shim manufacturing facilities mean that the possibilities are endless when it comes to making shims. Our shims are available in a huge variety of materials including brass, copper, plastic, stainless steel, aluminium, and cork. When it comes to shim measurements, we will work closely with you to ensure that we provide shims that are exactly the right fit for the alignment you require. Our pre-cut shims already cover a wide scope of sizes and thicknesses. However, if you require something that is more niche than a generic size, then we can accommodate that too. 

Custom Shims For Sale 

When it comes to round shim washers, it’s important that you achieve the exact fitting you need. This will protect your machinery and enhance its performance. If you can’t find what you are looking for with our pre-cut shim stock, then why not consider our bespoke shim service? We want to meet as many different requirements as we can for our customers. That’s why we heavily invested in our laser cutting facilities. Fully equipped with the latest laser cutting machinery, we can laser cut round shim washers and other shapes too, to the most intricate measurements. Our custom shim services are perfect if you are looking for shims that are not of a generic size. Whether you are looking for high volume or low volume orders of shims, the team at Stephens Gaskets will be happy to help. 

Contact Us Today

Are you looking to buy shim washers in the UK? If you would like to find out more about our shim manufacturing services, including our custom shims for sale. Get in touch with us today. We are a shim washers supplier that you can trust. You can visit our website for more information, or 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 Understanding Stainless Steel Shim Stock.

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