In engineering, a shim is a thin piece of material, used to fill small gaps or spaces between objects. Shims are typically used in order to support, adjust for better fit, or provide a level surface. Shims may also be used as spacers to fill gaps between parts subject to wear. Hardened spring steel is very suitable for shims subject to wear.
We stock a wide range type 301 stainless shim steel strip and CS4 hard rolled from 0.05mm through to 1.50mm thickness and can supply any quantity from a single 1 metre sheet. Type 301 is an austenitic stainless steel offering resistence to rusting in adverse conditions. Most sizes are available for immediate despatch. Our list of stock sizes can be found here
In addition to offering stainless shim steel, we are pleased to now offer a small range of Spring steel from (0.05mm) through to 0.80mm.
We stock shim in both sheet and coil form.