Metal pads are gaining in popularity. We are aware that in order to make them precisely, you need a top-quality working system that includes both the modern machinery we have at our disposal and the right grade of materials.
Our quality and service make us one of the leading suppliers of precision custom shims. We offer high quality production of a range of metal shims, including flat or laminated shims.
We offer specialist shims and spacers made by CNC machining aluminium, stainless steel, neoprene, brass, copper and other materials. We are flexible and always ensure that all customer needs are met.
What are spacers used for?
Metal shims are most often used to compensate for gaps between two surfaces. They allow wear compensation or tolerance accumulation (dimensional deviation).
Another common use of shims is for bearing adjustment. Shims are versatile, which is why they are used in so many industries.
Gaps between components can lead to loose fitting parts moving around inside. As a result, this can cause friction damage and wear inside the machinery. Fitting a shim in place of a gap helps to bridge the space for unnecessary movement.
Advantages of metal shims
Metals are popular for friction reduction applications due to their strength and durability. In addition, they show corrosion resistance in environments where fuel oil, petrol, paraffin and alcohol are present. Metal shims also exhibit excellent electrical conductivity.
Once the shim is installed, the risk of damage and safety hazards to the project are minimised. Spacers are designed to optimise performance and protect machinery. Fitting a shim inside a machine can help save money and maximise productivity by preventing unnecessary damage.
If you have any questions about CNC metal shims, please do not hesitate to contact our professionals, who will be happy to answer all your questions and help you make the right decisions.