Summary. Stephens Gaskets, renowned shim foil manufacturer since the 1940s, specialise in crafting high-quality stainless steel foil shims. With cutting-edge technology, they produce precise, durable shims across industries, ensuring top performance even under wear and friction.


Stephens Gaskets has been a specialist shim foil manufacturer since the 1940s. We produce these using the finest metals on the market, including copper, brass, aluminium and stainless steel foil. Using advanced technology, our expert technicians have mastered their processes to adhere to all batch quantities and complexities.

Throughout the years, we have evolved our methods and therefore, enhanced our product offering, setting us apart in the West Midlands. This includes our impeccable stainless steel foil shim production. If you’re looking for high-quality pressed parts for your next project, it’s vital that you choose steel foil suppliers that can meet your needs exactly.

But, the question is, what is stainless steel foil and what is its purpose?

What is stainless steel foil?

Stainless steel foil is a thin and malleable material used across an array of industries, including the engineering, aerospace, pharmaceuticals and domestic appliance sectors. Whether that’s in terms of packaging, storage or tooling, stainless steel foil is a versatile material that holds fantastic properties including high tensile strength and temperature resistance.

Shim foil manufacturers, such as ourselves, are aware of the high performance of stainless steel foil. For instance, it’s ability to fill gaps between two mating components within an application with nothing but ease. Being made out of stainless steel, the shims can withstand high levels of wear and tear, especially when friction is concerned. Therefore, alleviating damage to the machine itself.

What To Expect From Our Stainless Steel Shims

Shim Sizing

When it comes to the shim foil sizes, we can cater to a range of needs. We have a wide selection of pre-cut standard sizes, ranging from 0.5mm to 1.0mm. However, if you have strict measurements for us to follow, our bespoke cutting service is both efficient and intricate in its results.

Meeting Complex Needs

In the same breath, we can manufacture our stainless steel foil shims to meet even the most unique requirements. Therefore, as a business, you can save on the time and hassle of producing such components yourself. Not only can this delay your projects but it can lead to distortion of thicknesses and ultimately, produce unreliable results.

Instead, you have peace of mind that you’re in the best hands. We guarantee that our finished metal parts are immediately fit for function. We are committed to delivering exceptional quality, in both our product and service. Not to mention, as established shim foil manufacturers, we strive to offer competitive prices for all of our services.

In short, we can cut, manufacture and deliver your products straight to your premises. This allows for fast turnarounds, and a streamlined service from start to finish, especially with our exclusive fleet involved.

Get in Touch Today

If you’re looking for the right steel foil suppliers to aid you in your next project, get in touch with our specialists today. Our team are always on-hand to answer any questions you have or guide you in the right direction to the product or service that best suits your requirements. Reach out today on 0121 544 5808 or via email at

If you want to find out more about our steel shims, check out a previous blog: Fighting Corrosion, Staining and Rust with Professional and Affordable Steel Shims

Cookie Control

Cookie control

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better.

I'm fine with this

We use cookies to give you the best online experience.

Please let us know if you agree to all of these cookies.

Some of the cookies we use are essential for the site to work.

We also use some non-essential cookies to collect information for making reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form.

To control third party cookies, you can also adjust your browser settings.

I'm fine with this
(One cookie will be set to store your preference)
(Ticking this sets a cookie to hide this popup if you then hit close. This will not store any personal information)
Information and Settings Cookie policy