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Phoenix Specialty Manufactures Precision Washers and Shims. Phoenix Specialty understands the precision required in the manufacture of washers and shims. Celebrating over 100 years, Phoenix Specialty has produced quality components such as washers, shims and precision stampings for major leading industries.

Metal stamping machines not only need to be precise, but also fast in order to maximize efficiency. When it comes to the fastest machines available, it can differ depending on the industry. Depending on your specific needs, you will need to determine which type of forming and stamping systems are the best fit. Our company has used our extensive experience to help us find the right balance of fast turnaround times and maintaining quality for stamping projects.

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Having the right tools, parts, and know-how are essential for specialized part manufacturing. At Phoenix Specialty Manufacturing, we have been making dependable parts for customers for more than a century. When you need a specialty part made for a job that you are doing, consider our company because we have the right tools and expertise to manufacture high-quality parts. NASCAR, the U.S. Olympics, and even the space program have all put their trust in us.

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The classic manufacturing question, “Should we make or buy?” has no clear answer at first, but when you dig deeper, you can come to realize that there are many costs associated with custom specialty part manufacturing. Amid limited capital, thinned labor resources due to downsizing, and burgeoning operational costs, most executives are revisiting the issue of whether it is more cost-effective to manufacture materials in house or to outsource the job to outside vendors.

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Why Metal Stamping?

While there are many types of stamping methods, metal stamping in particular consists of working on flat metal sheets to produce an enormous amount of shapes. They can be as basic as a coin or as complicated as a car part. Thus, it is no surprise that the following industries all carry products that were created using metal stamping:

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Phoenix Specialty is equipped to meet your specifications for custom-designed shims on time and on budget. We use a century’s worth of production expertise to precisely fabricate parts for the aerospace industry, the military, and many manufacturing sectors.

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Why Choose Us?

The right parts supplier can make your job easier. Imagine working with a manufacturer who understands the complex and unique demands of your industry while making it simple and straightforward to get the products you need. Phoenix Specialty Manufacturing offers many advantages; however, in the name of simplicity, we’ve condensed our benefits into these top three.

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Any mechanical machine requires precise moving parts in order to produce exceptional results. This relates to medical equipment, aerospace technology, and automotive innovations. Because of the important role of these machines, every part must fit well and perform consistently for long periods of time. Washers and shims are regularly used in a variety of industries to ensure proper fit and flexibility, and improve performance for each application. 

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What Is a Stamping Press?

If you are planning on ordering washers, shims, or other parts from Phoenix Specialty Manufacturing, then it may be interesting to know just how metal stamping and tools came about and how it has shaped our business today.

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Specialty manufacturers can do much more than just produce reliable washers and shims. They can work closely with their clients to produce exactly what they need to be successful. There are a variety of reasons to hire a specialty manufacturer, including the following:

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A shim's main job is to fill in gaps but they can also be used to stop wear from happening to two metal parts that are rubbing together. Steel shims come in a variety of metals, sizes, and shapes and are used in many different industries and applications. Metal shims are used for different reasons in the assembly of equipment and can also be made out of laminates, plastic, and paper.

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A shim is a piece of material that is thin and are usually tapered or wedged. Shims are normally used to fill small spaces or other gaps between two objects, often supporting or leveling other objects. Shims are also a great object to use between two items to prevent large amounts of wear and tear. Shims can be made from wood, stone, plastic, or metal, but for our purposes today, we are going to be talking directly about the uses of copper shims.

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Metal washers are a staple among manufacturers. With the ability to perform quite a few different roles and functions, this seemingly simple piece of metal could be the spokesperson for functionality trumping looks. While not all washers are made the same or actually function the same, each has its own specific purpose. You can learn about five of the most popular metal washers on the market and see how your life can be enriched by this often overlooked piece of metal.

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As you go throughout your day, you use many different devices that most people do not think twice about, especially about how they are made. However, if you are an engineer, you are interested in how the device was made and the different parts that are used to make the product. If you are a manufacturer, you know the process of how certain devices are made and how important it is to get the proper sizing and pieces to make the product complete so it can work properly. We can customize the certain size and shape washer, stamping, and shims that you will need and the amount needed for the project.

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Long ago, a gun was built one at a time with parts that were made by hand and roughly fit together as best as could be. If one of the gun parts broke or was damaged, a new part would have to be made as close to the size and shape of the broken or damaged part. The United States military needed someone to come up with a way to manufacture muskets on an extremely large scale. Eli Whitney, the inventor, recognized that developing a way to make interchangeable parts for muskets would change manufacturing processes forever.

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