Etched Metal Shims and SpacersPhotofabrication has a wide experience in the manufacture of shims and spacers, customizing to your individual requirements. We offer prototypes through to full production runs on:

  • Individual Shims and Spacers
  • Packs of shims and / or spacers in various thicknesses
  • Shims / Spacers can be tabbed into a sheet to ease with installation
  • Laminated into adjustable stacks (see Laminations)

Shims are generally placed into an empty space to provide support and / or balance, the chemical etching process offers high precision parts, that have a burr free finish and has low cost tooling.

For bespoke metal shims and / or metal spacers the manufacturing technique of choice is Chemical Milling, let us illustrate this in more detail:

Main Benefits of Chemical Milling :

  • Low cost tooling
  • High accuracy
  • Customised parts – you design it – we make it! (Guidelines available)
  • Various apertures, shapes and bar combinations
  • Over 35 years experience in Photo etching metal shims and spacers
  • Burr free & Stress free manufacturing method
  • Prototypes – fast turnaround to meet your needs
  • High volume capabilities

Photofabrication shims and spacers are made from various grades of steel, traditionally mild steel, carbon steel and stainless steel. To find out more about the metals available click here.

To find out more about the Photo Etching Process please either contact us on 01480 226699, or take “The Process Tour”.

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