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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.

They may seem small, but a shim can play a huge role in an application. A shim is a thin piece of material that is generally used to fill a space or gap between objects, to align parts, and can even be used as a wedge. When you use a book to balance a wobbly table leg, for instance, the book acts as a shim. At Phoenix Specialty Manufacturing, we create custom-made shims for project and design applications across all industries, from aerospace to electrical, agricultural, automobile, and more.

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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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There are very good reasons to use round metal shims. We've found that the following are three of their most common uses.

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When you are assembling a machine and need parts, you want to get the best parts you can for the money that will be expended. There may be ball bearings, bearings, hydraulics, gears, housings, intakes, belts, cams, sleeves, skirts, shafts, seals, regulators, timers, wires, valves, sprockets, spindles, stabilizers, pinions, rams, shafts, ratchets, pistons, nuts, bolts, washers, and shims, to name some of the many parts that you will find in any machine.

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Julian F. Belleville was an inventor in the 1800s who combined a spring and a flat metal washer into one part. The shape is frusto-conical, which means it looks like a cone that has the top portion cut off creating a hole in the middle. Other names for this type of washer are conical spring, cupped spring, and disc spring or a combination of these names. Some of the characteristics of Belleville washers are that they creep less than other types of washers, occupy the space they are placed in more efficiently, and hold up well under stress.

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An Overview of the Different Types of Washers

We are a company that can produce any type of washer you need. We have the standard flat washers, specialty flat washers, lock/tab washers, beveled washers, spring washers, and many other types of washers. Washers are an essential component of machinery of all kinds of industries across the board. In just about every garage or shop in America, you will find used washers and new washers of all types in boxes, bags, or bins. No one really knows the history of the common washer, but almost everyone knows how important they are.

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When it comes to your metal stamping needs and specifically your bent tab washer needs, Phoenix Specialty Manufacturing provides the wide range of products you are looking for, no matter your industry. Washers in general are used to prevent corrosion between aluminum surfaces and steel screws. Bent tab washers are a type of lock washer which is often utilized in super harsh environments, such as extreme heat conditions and heavy vibrations. These types of washer have tabs and notches that securely lock parts into place for a secure fit.

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