Stephens Gaskets are leading stainless steel shim suppliers. In fact, we have been supplying shims for over 70 years. Our global client base ranges from vintage car clubs to automotive suppliers. With our decades of experience, we have the skills and expertise to provide you with the highest quality materials and service you deserve.


Buying stainless steel shims

Stainless steel shims are essentially ‘spacers’ that wedge the gap between metallic joints. These improve the fit of the components and prevent vibrations within machinery. As a result, they can improve the lifespan of most machinery and prevent damage to its parts. Many people opt to make shims themselves, however, this can be risky. Shims need to be a specific measurement in order to do their job correctly. With this in mind, it’s important to come and see one of our professionals who will help you design a bespoke shim, rather than trying to make one yourself. A badly made shim will often be uneven and can end up damaging your equipment if it does not fit snuggly into place.


Custom shims

We are also a custom shim maker here at Stephens Gaskets. If you are looking for stainless steel shim suppliers that provide bespoke shims then you have come to the right place. Using our advanced laser cutting service, we can produce shims in a variety of thicknesses and dimensions. Custom shim manufacturing is perfect for guaranteeing you a product that is guaranteed to meet your requirements. As previously mentioned, it is vital to get the right-sized shim as it is key to the functioning of your machinery. If your shim doesn’t fit, it won’t protect the inside of the machinery from vibration damage and wear and tear from moving components.


Why choose us?

Here at Stephens Gaskets our advanced equipment and optimisation machines ensure that each and every shim is cut to perfection with as little waste as possible – keeping costs down for the client. This helps us produce stainless steel shims and other pressed parts quickly and easily. Whether you require small samples or high consignment volumes, we’ve got the right tools for the job. As one of the leading stainless steel shim suppliers in the West Midlands, we can offer some of the most competitive prices on the market. We also have some fantastic deals on multi-packs shims and shims in a can!


Contact us today

For more advice from one of the UK’s leading stainless steel shim suppliers, head to our website. Or, call us on 0121 5445808 to hear how we can tailor our services to your project.

If you have found this blog helpful, you may wish to read our previous blog on Plastic Gaskets.

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