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Shim Materials

Brass Shim

Our brass shim sheet is available in a range of sizes and sold in packets or continuous rolls. Brass is a copper-based alloy with zinc being the essential secondary ingredient.  The addition of zinc to copper creates a lower cost alloy with superior cold working strength to copper but at the expense of reduced conductivity.  C26000 has excellent ductility and strength and is the most widely used of the brasses.  It has a distinctive bright yellow colour and is ideal for shims, gaskets, solder mask for circuit boards, washers and can be drawn or spun.

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304 Stainless Steel Shim

Our 304 stainless steel shim is used in numerous applications; pre-cut shims can be used as a thin piece of material to fill small gaps or spaces between objects or to make a surface flush or level. We have quality pre-cut shims or we can cut stainless steel to order so please get in touch with your requirements and our engineers can assist.

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316 Stainless Steel Shim

316 stainless steel shim has an advantage over 304 stainless steel in chemical, petrochemical, food and marine applications and is ideal for gaskets, shims, bursting discs, expansion joints etc. 316 stainless steel is an austenitic grade that has excellent ductility, toughness and corrosion resistance with good strength. The presence of molybdenum gives 316 stainless steel better overall corrosion resistant properties than grade 304. 316 stainless steel is also ideal for use as metal packers, metal packing shims and can also be used in some spring applications.

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Copper Shim

Our range of copper shim is available in convenient packets or continuous rolls. Copper alloy 110 has excellent ductility and high electrical and thermal conductivity which is supplied in annealed condition 55 (max) VPN which also has good corrosion resistance. Copper is used in a wide range of applications primarily as electrical components such as switches, terminals and connectors, transformers etc.  Other uses include gaskets and shims and is popular with the arts and crafts due to its appearance and workability.

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Mild Steel Shim

Low carbon mild steel shim stock is cold rolled to achieve its hardness of 165VPN (min) which is ideal for shims, washers, gaskets and also suitable for drawing or forming. Low carbon mild steel cannot be hardened except by cold working because their carbon content is too low for significant heat treatment reaction to take place. However, they can be case hardened to give a harder surface.

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Plastic Shim

Colour coded from polyester films to meet the particular demands of the engineering, automotive, electrical and electronic industries, our plastic shim is remarkably tough with very high compression and dielectric strengths, very low water absorption and excellent dimensional stability over a wide range of temperatures, with good resistance to most chemicals, ozone, direct sunlight, etc. Our plastic shim sheet is available in packets or rolls.

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