Most car drivers are often unaware of how it’s the little things that can take you a long way. Literally.  An alignment shim can make all the difference to misaligned wheels in even the most desirable motor and as a shim washer manufacturer we make sure you’re able to get to you destination safely and securely.

Our alignment shims are part of a portfolio of shims we produce for everything from cars and factory machines to heavy duty plant vehicles and underground pipes.

Shim Washer Manufacturer – Experts in the game

Here at Stephens Gaskets we know all there is to know about shim washers – we’ve been a shim washer manufacturer now for more than 60 years.

A shim is a piece of material that fills a gap between two pieces of machinery, ensuring the item’s smooth running and healthy life. We have a host of different shims, which include alignment shims, plastic and aluminium shims, brass, copper and laminated shims. All do different, but essential jobs for our clients.

Alignment shims, for example, as mentioned above, keep parts aligned to ensure the vehicle or machine runs properly. As a shim washer manufacturer, we produce alignment shims in a range of sizes and multitude of packs, which are precision cut in stainless steel.

For shims used in your car, they are inserted between the wheel hub and the car axle, where they then push forward on the hub and the wheel, helping to reduce metal distortion that has occurred.

Meanwhile, our aluminium shims are often used in the food and drinks industries, the most common application being canning. This ensures that the aluminium doesn’t react with the food inside the can and it’s also resistant to corrosion. Copper shims are particularly useful in cabling and the transfer of water, as copper is a soft, ductile metal and does not react with water, making it ideal for using in pipes.

Elsewhere, our plastic shims are remarkably tough with high compressive, very low water absorption and excellent dimensional stability over a wide range of temperatures; they also have a good resistance to most chemicals. Indeed, plastic is one of the most versatile that we produce as a shim washer manufacturer.

Stephens Gaskets have been manufacturing a range of quality pressed parts for over 60 years. We are ISO accredited and guarantee our products are safe, reliable and of excellent quality.

Phone: 0121 544 5808; Email.

For more information on shim washers, why not take a look at our previous article on Shim Washer Kits: The Advantages.

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Stephens Gaskets Limited
Units 1-4 Alston Road Oldbury Oldbury, West Midlands B69 2PP
Phone: 0121 544 5808 Fax:121 544 4188, E-mail: