The need for shim washers is usually to fill excess gaps in a range of different applications. A common use is in bearing assemblies to reduce excess play. In terms of material we can manufacture shims with a range of different materials depending on the application and properties needed. If you are looking for a flexible, hard wearing and supportive shim washer then carbon spring steel is widely used. we can supply shim washers in any thicknesses, gauges and diameter.
We manufacture all types of shim washers - any material & quantity Including: Aluminum, Brass, Copper, Steel, Plastic
Shims can be manufactured in most thicknesses including: 1.0mm, 1.5mm, 2.0mm, 3.0mm | 1mm, 1.5mm, 2mm, 3mm
A common use is as a compensator between two components where they absorb friction. This is particually of benefit as it means the two components do not need to be an exact fit - a shim washer is used for this purpose to fill the gap. This also then means that the friction and wear is not against the component itself but instead the shim washers. They can then be replaced with new if and when they become worn and the component is back to its fully working order.
Aluminum Shim Washers
Millions of tons of Aluminum is produced every year and it is used through a range of applications. Some of the properties which make aluminum shim washers commonly used are electrical conductivity, non magnetic and non flamable.
Brass Shim Washers
As a metal alloy brass has many unique properties. Brass shim washers are often used where there is less friction, in such as gears, electrical and plumbing applicances and bearings. Another key property is the fact brass does not 'spark' which many materials do.
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