5 Things You Need to Know about Shims


At Phoenix Specialty, we love to talk about specificity. If we don’t have what you need in stock, we’ll create what you need and then ship it to you within two weeks. You know that your project takes specificity to a whole new level, and that trying to make do with something that doesn’t quite fit is simply unacceptable. We have been working hard since 1907 to deliver the best-quality product with the most customization you can get, and if others don’t have it, we will make it for you. Shims are an essential product for any manufacturing job, and we have on hand, or can create for you, shims within the parameters that you need. Here’s a list of 5 things you need to know about shims before you get started with your order.


5 Things You Need to Know about Shims

Shims provide a level surface: A common use for shims is to provide a level surface. This is what shims are used for most often in construction jobs, but this purpose is also useful in manufacturing. The thickness of a shim can be determined by its maker, and there are also laminated shims available which allow the user to peel off layers of laminate in order to adjust the thickness of the shim and to make the shim more suited to various purposes. While we do not carry laminate shims currently, we would love to create a custom order of shims for your project!

Shims can act as a spacer and fill gaps: In automobile and automobile parts manufactured, shims are frequently used as a spacer and to fill in gaps. Shims aid in clearance, and to control gaps between parts.

Shims can minimize wear between parts: In many cases, shims act as a buffer to reduce vibration, friction, and wear between parts. This is especially true in the manufacturing of automobile parts, and shims are used for this purpose quite frequently.

Shims can be made from a variety of materials: Shims can be as complex or as simple as you wish. Shims made of wood are used in construction jobs every day, and we manufacture shims in a variety of materials, including brass, copper, bronze, steel, stainless steel, nylon, PTFE, and Mylar. No matter the manufacturing job you need done, we can deliver a shim that works for your project.

Shims can be customized to fit your unique parameters: If you have looked through our stock and cannot find a shim parameter that works for your project, we would be more than happy to create a customized order for you. Unlike other “specialty” supply providers, we will ship out your customized order within weeks of placing it! In order to search our inventory or to get a quote on a custom order, click on the following link: https://www.phoenixspecialtysales.com/.

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