Custom Shims

A shim is a thin piece of material that is typically used to fill a space between 2 objects. They can be used to provide a level surface or help adjust the spacing between materials. When you need custom and precision shims, turn to Phoenix Specialty Manufacturing.

Custom Made

Shims are used in a wide range of applications—from shims used in the landing gear of an aircraft to the shims found in the exhaust systems of NASCAR race cars. Phoenix Specialty Manufacturing is America’s number one provider for custom-made shims. Whatever your project or design calls for, we can manufacture it.

We give you complete control over the materials, thicknesses, shape, quantity, and quality of the shims you need. With over 300 raw materials on hand, we can create the shims in materials like brass, copper, nylon, stainless steel, PTFE, and much more. We can even create custom shims with outside diameters ranging from .04” up to 6”. Our shims are also offered in ultra-thin dimensions all the way down to .0005”.

Made to Precision

At Phoenix Specialty Manufacturing, we ensure that each of our custom shims are made with perfect precision, every time. We understand that technology is constantly changing, and we seek to stay ahead of the curve by utilizing only the latest manufacturing methods combined with state-of-the-art equipment. Our AS9100:2009 Rev. C and ISO 9001:2008 certifications are further proof of the value and quality we place on our work. We consistently meet and exceed the requirements of our customers.

The aviation and aerospace industries, in particular, have long appreciated the value we place on providing precision parts. We have provided precision shims for NASA for projects such as the Mars Rover and the GE jet engines used on Boeing aircraft. Phoenix Specialty Manufacturing has been serving its customers for over 100 years, and we seek to maintain that legacy by providing you with the perfect parts.

Rapid Delivery

Working on deadlines means that you need your custom-made shims in a hurry. This is why we offer the fastest delivery times available in the industry. We have over 400 million parts that are available for same-day shipping. If we don’t have what you need, we can typically get your customer order shipped to you in 2 weeks or less. This is just one more way we care for our customers.

Don’t wait. Contact us today to place your order for custom and precision shims.

Phoenix Specialty has the fastest manufacturing cycle in the United States, allowing your washers orders to be shipped in two weeks or less.

Phoenix Managed Inventory System

When provided with an EAU quantity, we inventory your products in house – ready to ship – so you don’t have to. Our safety stock levels help to avoid unplanned production down time, and if inventory falls below the safety stock level we will automatically replenish it, so your next release is ready to go! By strategically investing in raw materials and finished goods, we are your most reliable supplier for specialty shims, washers, seals, gaskets, and spacers.

Call Phoenix Specialty today!

To get a quote on your specialty order, call Phoenix Specialty at 800-845-2813 or

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