High quality and precision manufactured
The whole manufacturing process is managed in-house by one of our experienced and technically trained account managers.
We can ensure full traceability and offer exceptional lead-times from as little as 24 hours, this service is backed up with ISO 9001, 14001, 18001 and SC21 accredited processes.
Metal shims and spacers are conventionally used to level surfaces, for alignment or adjustments of machinery against wear and tear or for general support.
Using a metal spacer or shim provides additional durability over other materials and is highly cost effective.
Photofab commonly manufacture metal shims and spacers from as thin as 0.01 up to 1.2 mm in mild or stainless steel, these are produced to a very high tolerance and can be available in a wide selection of other metals.
The main advantage of manufacturing shims and spacers made from metal is they are easy to install, they are specifically designed to meet requirements, have a high temperature and corrosion resistance ensuring a longer lifespan.
The most popular materials are mild steel, carbon steel and stainless steel, Photofab hold an extensive range of sheet metals as described below.
Photofab can supply individual metal shims and spacers, packs of shims and / or spacers in various thicknesses, shims / spacers can be tabbed into a sheet.
If you require a specific material that is not listed please call one of our technical account managers on 01480 226699
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