Stephens Gaskets is proud to be one of the country’s leading manufacturers of shims, washers, and gaskets. We supply companies and industries with high-quality precision machined components.  We’re also proud to be able to supply sheeting and strip material. Our own components are made from the finest quality sheeting and strip material. We also know some of our clients will require the materials to manufacture with themselves. From close tolerance steels such as stainless steel and brass to soft jointing materials like plastics and cork, we are committed to accommodating as many requirements as we can with our sheeting and strip material. One of our most popular types of material we supply is our stainless spring steel strip. But what makes it so popular?

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What Is Stainless Spring Steel Strip Material?

Stainless spring steel strip material is a type of material that boasts high strength and durability. Supplied in strips for ease of use, stainless spring steel is incredibly versatile and can be used to manufacture a wide range of pressed parts and components.

The Benefits Of Spring Steel

Stainless spring steel has a unique set of characteristics that makes it suitable for many different components but especially for shims, gaskets, and alloys. Spring steel is able to withstand a considerable amount of twisting and bending without distortion. This means that products made from this material can be bent, compressed, extended and twisted.  Yet they still return to their original shape without any jeopardisation of the material’s performance. With such high yield strength, it can be tempered and hardened to make whatever the desired product.

Spring Steel Washers

Washers are small rounded parts designed for use in mechanical devices to act as a spacer or a buffer. Depending on the type of device and its application, washers are often required to be strong. They should also be able to withstand whatever environment is going to be used in. Whether it’s extreme temperatures, wet conditions, or exposure to UV rays, the type of washer material you opt for should be suitable for the circumstances it will be used in.

Spring steel washers are designed to provide a spring force, which takes the majority of the impact from shocks or vibrations inside a piece of machinery. They are integral parts of a device as they bear the impact that would otherwise come into contact with other parts of the machine.

Call Us Today

As leading experts in sheeting and strip material, you can trust Stephens Gaskets. We will offer you the best advice when it comes to choosing your material. If you are looking for stainless spring steel strip material and would like to find out more about what we can supply you, then please call 0121 544 5808. You can speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.

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