Summary. Stephens Gaskets, renowned for their slotted shims in stainless steel and slotted metal shims, specialises in producing high-quality, precision-engineered components. They favour stainless steel for its robustness, durability, and resistance to rust and corrosion, making it ideal for machinery alignment and reducing wear and tear. Offering a variety of materials like plastic and copper, Stephens Gaskets provides both standard and bespoke shims to suit specific project requirements.


Stainless steel is one of our most popular metals for slotted shims here at Stephens Gaskets. We produce all of our precision machined components to the highest quality, using only the finest of materials and resources. Therefore, ensuring consistency throughout all of our products, regardless of the material.

Stainless steel is an extremely common choice of material to work with, due to its high strength and durability factors. Here at Stephens Gaskets, as leading shim suppliers, we are proud to work with this popular material, creating reliable shims that won’t let our customers down.


Stainless Steel Slotted Shims – What Are They?

Stainless steel slotted shims are small mechanical components. Their design is made specific to fit 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. Consequently, jeopardising the safety of the device. Fitting a stainless steel shim inside the machine creates a tighter fitting alignment within the components. This reduces the risk of movement as well as, 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 in use in a wide range of working environments. Additionally, without the worry of jeopardising the component’s properties or performance. Using stainless steel metal 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. We work with an extensive list of materials. This includes plastic, aluminium, copper, steel, and rubber. Therefore, 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. We will be ready to create custom-made shims 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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