We stock shim materials in plastic, copper, brass, aluminium and stainless steel. The thickness range is from0.05mm to 1.0mm. Special alloys (beryllium copper etc.) may be available on request.

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Shimstock Materials

Shimstock, also known as shim or shim material, refers to thin sheets or strips of material used for precise adjustment or alignment in various mechanical, industrial, and engineering applications. These thin pieces of material are typically made from metals such as stainless steel, brass, aluminum, or plastic.

The primary purpose of shimstock is to fill gaps, adjust tolerances, or correct alignment issues between components in machinery, equipment, or structures. They are often inserted between mating surfaces to compensate for variations in thickness, parallelism, or flatness. Shims can be used to support, level, or stabilize components, ensuring proper functioning and extending the lifespan of mechanical systems.

Shimstock comes in various thicknesses, ranging from extremely thin foils to thicker sheets, to accommodate different adjustment requirements. They can be easily cut or trimmed to size using scissors, knives, or specialized cutting tools, allowing for precise customization to fit specific applications.

We stock:

  • Stainless Steel Shim
  • Copper Shim
  • Plastic Shim
  • Brass Shim

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel Shim

Available in a range of thicknesses to suit all requirement. Stainless steel shim is durable and resistant to corrosion.    

Multi-Purpose Shim

Plastic Shim

Plastic shim is great for building and construction applications. They can be used to fit or provide a level surface. We supply a range of thicknesses. 

Custom Shimstock

Copper Shim

Often used in electronic and household applications, due to being an excellent conductor of heat and electricity. 

Foam Case Inserts

Brass Shim

Highly versatile, brass shim is often used in mould making. It is very resistant to water corrosion. It is flexible and a great conductor.

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