Shim stock offers both cost and time savings by providing a means for making quick mechanical spacing adjustments between two materials. Most material welds easily and cuts to your required form with shears, snips or scissors. For example, instead of grinding the bottom of machine or table legs to level with the floor, simply measure, cut and place shims underneath. Shims also maintain a buffer zone to suppress vibration, noise and wear.
Buy shim stock based on thickness, width and length in standard or metric sizes. Get metal, plastic or laminated shim stock for your business requirements. When looking for shims consider the following:
1. Choose aluminum or stainless steel shim stock for its anti-corrosive properties.
2. Order industrial shims made of various metals, alloys, plastic and laminates in large rolls for better discounts.
3. Locate a shim stock manufacturer who will work with you for custom sizes.
Purchase industrial shim stock in sheets or rollsTypically, sheets come 10 per package, with rolls up to 120 inches. Inquire about special sizes as needed.
Get aluminum shim stock in standard sizes up to 100 inch rollsAluminum provides resistance to corrosion and it's very malleable. Broaden your inventory by ordering assortments with different widths.
Work with shim stock manufacturers for standard sizes and custom solutionsFind color-coded plastic, stainless steel, nickel and copper shim stock in standard 12 or 6 inch widths.
Place small or large orders with shim stock distributorsFind special No. 2 steel shim stock or order bundled assorted sizes of various materials.
Buy metric or inch sizes from shim stock suppliersOrder 1010-carbon steel, 304-stainless or brass metric sized shim stock from 0.05 to 2.00 mm thick. Also, choose from a nice selection of materials and sizes in inches.
- In some working environments, laminated shims offer several advantages over plastic and metal. You peel away layers for a more precise fit and a quick fix with less downtime.