Stephens Gaskets are leading shim steel suppliers. We have been manufacturing Gaskets and Ring Shims since the company was established in 1947. We are constantly evolving and investing in new equipment but our principles and quality shim, manufacturing has never changed. Stephens Gaskets has always maintained the same method when producing shims because it works. And, we’re centrally-based right here in the UK.
Shim product offering
Our facilities have been designed to manufacture all shapes and sizes of shims, as well as strips of shim to size in steel, brass, stainless steel, copper, aluminium and other materials. We offer 304 stainless steel foil, stainless steel foil and copper foil strips, to name but a few.
Standard shim are “Off the shelf” ready made shims in various sizes and thicknesses. We have a wide range of standard shims in various materials and sizes.
We are proud to be bespoke shim steel suppliers, so we can manufacture shims to your requirements. We can manufacture small one-off runs to repeat orders of thousands. We can also offer self-adhesive backing and a laminated finish. Plus, we can deliver to your door, quickly.
Top quality equipment
We have state-of-the-art equipment to ensure all of our products meet exact specifications. Plus, we have an extensive range of shim materials.
What is a shim?
Shims are commonly used for aligning or spacing between two components or surfaces to help alleviate wear and tear (dimensional variance). Depending on the size of its surroundings, it can vary in its size, thickness and what it is made out of. The exact properties of are influenced by the application is it required for use in; some environments will need something small and corrosion resistant, whilst other applications will require a large, electrical insulated shim washer. While metal is one of the most common materials used, shims can be made from many other materials such as rubber, plastic, and cork.
Shim steel suppliers in the UK
Whether you are using shims for precautionary measures, or to meet a specific need for the component, a Stephens Gaskets shim will always have its advantages. While shims are often used to compensate for an unanticipated gap, you can also use them preemptively to save time and money down the track.
As a leading shim steel supplier we can support your project quickly, even with last minute requests. So get in touch today on 0121 544 5808 and see how we can help reduce assembly costs, increase product lifespan, optimise project performance, control refurbishment costs, and give the interior of your device the protection it deserves.
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