Stephen’s Gaskets is a leading shim manufacturing company that specialise in creating
high quality shims and washers for different types of machinery and devices.
Over fifty years of experience
With over fifty years of experience under our belts, we have developed an in-depth understanding
of the mechanical world, and we are proud to be able to manufacture and supply
mechanical solutions to a wide range of industries.
As shim manufacturing experts, we appreciate that each and every industry and its machinery is different, which is why all
of our products can be made in a huge selection of different materials, sizes, and
thicknesses. Our shim foils are extremely popular with our customers, and are made
using only the finest sourced materials and resources.
What are shim foils?
A shim foil is a thin, pliable piece of metal that is used to fill the gap between two
components to reduce the empty space and make the alignment fit tighter in machinery
or other mechanical devices. Often, a gap between two moving components can create
friction and erosion, leading to wear and tear and reducing the lifespan of the
equipment. By fitting a shim foil, the friction and movement is reduced, and therefore
reduces the potential of wear and tear within the mechanism.
Here at Stephens Gaskets, we produce shims in various different shim foil material, with one of our most popular
products being our stainless steel foils.
Stainless steel foils
Stainless steel foils are often a cost-effective solution to reducing movement within
vehicles and machinery. The metal is very popular due to its strength, versatility and
can be made in over 150 different steel grades.
Our stainless steel foils contain a large amount of chromium, which creates a protective layer over the shim preventing surface
corrosion and rusting. The durability within the stainless steel shims means that the
component will not only protect corrosion within the device or machinery, but it will
also stay in good condition itself, reducing the likelihood of having to buy replacements.
Stephens Gaskets for Shim Foils
Here at Stephens Gaskets, we are extremely proud of the wide variety of products we
can supply to our customers; we strive to keep up with the latest technological
developments in order to continue expanding as a whole company.
If you are interested in our shim foils, or would like some more information, please call
0121 544 5808 to speak to a member of our team or visit our website at
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