As leading steel shims suppliers our steel shim stock is available in a wide range of thicknesses. Furthermore, no matter what your shim needs are we can deliver them to you in record time.

To add to that, we also laser cut shim parts. In fact, we manufacture them to your drawings, offering a rapid quotation and manufacturing service. We laser cut our shim washers from a wide range of materials including Stainless Steel Shim, Carbon Steel Shim, Rubber Shim, Brass Shim, Aluminium Shim, Copper Shim Neoprene Shim and more.

Why use steel shims?

During manufacturing, parts of machines can wear away or be ground down over time. This reduces their functionality. To limit this wear and tear, You can fit metal shims between machinery components in order to adjust or align parts better. By doing so it improves the functionality and mechanical life of the machine.

People often use shims for aligning or spacing between two components or surfaces. This makes allowances for wear compensation. Placing and removing shim washers for alignment is called “shimming”. Similarly, shims are used for bearing adjustment.

Most importantly, shims can be made from various materials and take many profiles to fit many applications.

Steel shims in the UK

You can purchase pre-cut shims for specific requirements. Or, we can make them from our shim stock sheets or shim stock rolls. Shim sheets and rolls are made from thin sheets of metal that are manufactured to precise tolerances. We can cut them into customised shapes and sizes so that you can use them in specific applications. As steel shim suppliers and manufacturers we can easily form and fabricate bespoke shim requests.

Uses of Steel Shims

Precision adjustments and alignments in machinery
Tool and die set up
Machine repair/part replacements
Machine maintenance
Mounting of motor pumps and other machinery
Prototype work

Materials

At Stephens Gaskets, our steel shim stock is made from different grades of steel and steel thicknesses. Stainless steel offers excellent corrosion resistance. Additionally, it has great strength and fabrication characteristics. As a result, many different industries use the material.

Leading steel shim suppliers

Steel shims are suitable for a wide variety of applications. Our stainless shim washers deliver precision and durability. In addition, we make all of our shims in an ISO9001 certified UK manufacturing plant from high quality stainless steel. We offer our shim washers in many thicknesses, and ordering couldn’t be simpler with our fast and easy process. Alongside this, our team of experts are ready to answer any questions you have.

Get in touch today to find out how we can help with your next project.

If you have found this blog helpful, you may wish to read our previous blog on The Country’s Leading Head Gasket Manufacturer.

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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: sales@stephensgaskets.co.uk