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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.

Why Is Aluminum a Great Choice for Industrial Washers?

While we provide a wide range of materials to ensure you can get the exact product you need for your specific project or application, aluminum washers and spacers are among our most popular and commonly requested parts. Why are washers and spacers so popular? And what makes aluminum so unique and useful? To fully understand the significance and uses of both washers and aluminum together, you need to understand their roles individually.

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A Part for Every Need

At Phoenix Specialty Manufacturing, we can provide parts for virtually any project. Whether you need 10,000 aluminum washers or 100 copper gaskets, you can have anything you need in as little as 24 hours. In fact, we have more than 100,000 individual and unique parts in our catalog of items. With more than 400-million individual parts ready for same-day shipping, you are guaranteed the fastest service and the highest-quality products around.

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Making the Best Parts Available

What goes into making a precision washer? At Phoenix Specialty Manufacturing, we produce more than 100,000 unique parts and have 400-million individual parts in stock at all times. Precision washers are just some of the many parts we make.

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Understanding Spacers

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At Phoenix Specialty Manufacturing, we produce a wide variety of spacers. Among all the spacers we produce, our metal spacers are the most popular and widely used. But in order to understand why metal is so popular and widely considered the perfect material for spacers, you need to know what spacers are and how they are used.

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Metal Stamping 101

Stamping or pressing is an integral part of most manufacturing industries; whether medical, aerospace, automotive, agriculture, and many other industry, stamping, pressing, and punching parts is essential. As you look for your industry-specific stamping provider, it is best to look for experience, endorsement, and a good track record. Phoenix Specialty Manufacturing has over 100 years of experience, many industry endorsements, and a stellar track record.

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For the Love of Shims

Shims, especially metal shims, are a great example of how something so seemingly small and simple can be an integral piece of a properly functioning machine. In fact, shims are a beloved part of many industries. Shims are made of many different types of material including stone, plastic, metal, paper, and wood. The industries that utilize this small yet integral piece are varied, and for this article, we will focus on just 5: aerospace, agriculture, automotive, and medical.

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A stamping press is a metalworking machine tool that can precisely shape or cut metal to your specifications. The process involves forming, drawing, trimming, blanking, and/or piercing the metal with a die. Typically, the process can be used for both sheet and coil forms of metal.

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Metal Stamping 101

Stamping or pressing is an integral part of most manufacturing industries; whether medical, aerospace, automotive, agriculture, and many other industry, stamping, pressing, and punching parts is essential. As you look for your industry-specific stamping provider, it is best to look for experience, endorsement, and a good track record. Phoenix Specialty Manufacturing has over 100 years of experience, many industry endorsements, and a stellar track record.

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For the Love of Shims

Shims, especially metal shims, are a great example of how something so seemingly small and simple can be an integral piece of a properly functioning machine. In fact, shims are a beloved part of many industries. Shims are made of many different types of material including stone, plastic, metal, paper, and wood. The industries that utilize this small yet integral piece are varied, and for this article, we will focus on just 5: aerospace, agriculture, automotive, and medical.

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Why Fit Is Important

When it comes to metal shims, no one wants to order a couple and then try them out, just to realize they have failed their function: to either fill gaps, to level objects, or to adjust clearances. Expecting a perfect fit each time may seem like an unreasonable expectation for shims, but if they “almost” fit, they may as well not be there at all. Below are the top 3 reasons why your shim fit ought to be exactly what you ordered—the first time around.

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When a Few Just Won't Do

Whether you are in the middle of rolling out a new line of farming equipment or you are working on a new satellite for your aerospace company, you are going to need the right supplies. The problem is that even if you turn to your local hardware store and ask for help, they probably won't be able to provide you with more than a couple dozen individual parts or products. Washers are among the most important part of any project, whether you are building race cars or rockets. If you are looking for a bulk order of custom washers, Phoenix Specialty Manufacturing can help. Here are a few reasons why buying custom washers in large quantities will save you time and money.

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Why Buy Custom Shims

Custom-made shims provide an ease of convenience that stock shims sometimes cannot give to a customer. They are manufactured with exact dimensions and shapes to suit project requirements and fill gaps and clearances where necessary. This type of service makes it so that companies can save money on buying new pieces of equipment for their projects. Instead, they can insert shims wherever possible to solve a design problem and save some time.

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Why Phoenix Specialty Manufacturing?

What makes Phoenix Specialty Manufacturing unique? What makes us stand out from the crowd and provide products and services that have no rivals? We have been in business for over 100 years. In today's world, without a strong work ethic, quality products, and a commitment to customer service, no company can survive for more than a couple of years—to last for more than a century requires the absolute best.

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Shims can be used for many applications. It can be something as simple as the phonebook used to prop up a leg of an uneven washing machine, or it can be a custom-made shim used on the exhaust system of a sports car. At Phoenix Specialty Manufacturing, we manufacture custom-made shims. Our shims can be made with outside diameters anywhere from .040” all the way to 6”. We have over 300 raw materials in stock, so we can easily make you the perfect shim. When you are needing shims for a project, consider using copper as your material.

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