Stainless steel slotted shims are one of our most popular precision machined components here at Stephens Gaskets. Our shims are all produced to the highest of qualities, using only the finest of materials and resources to ensure consistent quality throughout all of our products. Stainless steel however, is an extremely common choice of material to work with, due to its high strength and durability factors. Here at Stephens Gaskets, leading stainless steel shim suppliers, we are proud to work with the popular material, in order to create reliable shims that won’t let our customers down.


Stainless Steel Slotted Shims – What are they?

Stainless steel slotted shims are small mechanical components, specifically designed to be fitted inside the interior of a machine. Often, small gaps can occur between separate interior components, which leaves room for unnecessary movement. If the parts inside the device move around too much, they can cause interior damage, and jeopardise the safety of the device. Fitting a stainless steel shim inside the machine creates a tighter fitting alignment within the components, reducing the risk of movement and wear and tear.


Why use Stainless Steel?

Stainless steel is a material that guarantees long lasting strength and durability each and every time. The material is highly resistant to rust, corrosion and impact, making it a perfect material to use in machinery. Being weatherproof and boasting a high impact resistance allows the shim to be used in a wide range of working environments without the worry of jeopardising the component’s properties or performance. Using stainless steel for slotted shims creates a product that offers a strong and reliable performance which stands the test of time.


Shims at Stephens Gaskets

Here at Stephens Gaskets, we are proud to offer a wide range of pre-cut shims to choose from. Working with an extensive list of materials including plastic, aluminium, copper, steel, and rubber, you can be sure to find the perfect shim for your project with us – without breaking the bank. If you can’t find exactly what you are looking for, our bespoke service is also on hand, ready to create custom-made shims produced to the customer’s exact requirements. This service offers precision, value and volume, all in a fast turnaround time.


Contact Us for More Information

If you are interested in finding out more about our stainless steel shims head to our website today. Alternatively, call 0121 544 5808 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.

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