Nylon Shims

They can be small, but don’t be fooled—a shim can play an important role in any application. Shims are used to align parts or can act as a wedge to fill up a space. A shim can be as basic as the notebook used to prop up a table leg, or they can be custom-made and used in the landing gear of a space craft. When you need shims for a project, consider using nylon shims like the ones we offer at Phoenix Specialty Manufacturing. Here we share with you some of the reasons why nylon is a great option.

The Benefits of Nylon

There are many benefits to using nylon shims over other materials. For one, nylon is extremely flexible. It is the perfect material for industrial jobs that incorporate shocks or pulses—nylon will stretch when a force is exerted on it. Ropes, seatbelts, and parachutes are often made from nylon because it is such an elastic and strong material. Many military applications also rely heavily on nylon for its durability and strength.

Nylon is also resilient to chemicals like alkalis, dilute acids, and petroleum products. Since it is nontoxic and impervious to chemicals, nylon shims will work perfectly in the food processing industry, chemical industry, and more.

Prompt Delivery Times

At Phoenix Specialty Manufacturing, we have an impressive inventory of over 400-million parts that are available for same day shipping. When you are working on a time-sensitive project, we’ll get you your nylon shims in a hurry. And if you need something custom-made, we can generally have your order shipped to your doorstep within 2 weeks or less—the fastest delivery times available in the industry.

We have been serving the original equipment manufacturers of America for over 100 years now. We are proud of our legacy of service and continue to work to maintain our hard-earned reputation. Our team of talented technicians use only high-end manufacturing equipment combined with the latest technologies and innovations. Each nylon shim is carefully monitored to be sure it is created to perfection.

If you are looking for custom-made nylon shims, choose Phoenix Specialty Manufacturing. You can feel confident knowing you are receiving quality parts. Give us a call today to place your order.

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.

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