Sheet Metal Shim Fabrication
Metal shims are thin metal parts that fill in the narrow gap or spaces between two objects. They can provide support, adjust fit, or extend out the rough surface, among other things. Many industry experts make shims from whatever materials are accessible at the time. Higher-quality metal shims, on the other hand, industrially come in a multitude of materials, including aluminum, copper, brass, lead, nickel, and many others.
At KDM, we offer expertise in designing and producing custom shims for industrial OEMs, energy production, and the petroleum industry. We have decades of work expertise in developing custom raw material solutions; we also have a highly qualified production team and cutting-edge manufacturing equipment. We generate shims in nearly any form, dimension, or complexity.
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Shim rings, also known as tolerance rings, are used to establish a firm grip on bearings in embossed, crafted, or worn housing. They are frequently used in conjunction with securing rings to eliminate play between machined parts.
Arbor shims, also called slitter shims, are thin discs used to avoid axial movement in constructed parts. These are machined to certain tolerances for a precise fit. It is used in machinery adjustment uses on rotating blades, saws, and grinding tools.
Slotted shims are available in many patterns and can be used for a variety of uses. Their most unique characteristic is an open, primarily U-shaped slot. They are used as spacers or fastened all over existing bolts and nuts.
There are two types of variable shims: shortened version and lengthened. They are used to increase or decrease the overall length of shoulder bolts (also called stripper bolts or shoulder screws). These are frequently used in punch and die assemblies.
Pre-cut shims are shaped steel parts that are used to raise or lower your machinery in order to maintain shaft alignment. Labeled with their exact thickness, making it simple to determine the shim size required for your needs.
Metal Shim Features
Begin aligning immediately after opening the package. No need to waste time trying to cut your own shims.
All pieces are obviously laser marking of the exact shim thickness. Making it easy to identify the thickness you need.
Offers a higher hardness than standard metal shims on the market. Able to support the heavy load while keeping its thickness.
We offer custom shims made of metal such as stainless steel, brass, etc. It ensures corrosive prevention and long life.
Our Custom Metal Shim Capabilities
KDM experts offer a wide array of services to assist customers in locating the best metal shim for their uses. Design assistance, CAD design, and automated reverse engineering skills support the development stage, while highly precise waterjet and laser etching capabilities bring the final design to life.
We can make custom shims to the following dimensions:
- Up to 144 inches in length
- Up to 144 inches in width
- Thickness ranges from.001 inches to 5 inch
- ±.005 inches in tolerances
They come in prototype, low-volume, and short-run production quantities. On request, rush, same-day turnaround, and next-day services are offered.
Why Choose KDM As Your Professional Metal Shim Supplier
In China, KDM is a leading sheet metal fabrication manufacturer in China. We offer expertise in precision and tight tolerances shims that improve performance.
Custom shims are available in any desired configuration. These are made to order by the best engineers in the industry using the most advanced equipment and best quality materials available.
We also have the most user-friendly system for creating custom metal shims depending on your industrial needs.
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The list consists of common material plating/finishing services that we offer as an extra.
Primer – painting: Shims are commonly painted with primer and finish. We can paint to almost any commercial or military configuration.
Blackening: It is a conversion protective layer that adds mild corrosion protection and appearance. One of its advantages is it does not change the thickness of the shims.
Chemical film: It is a common method of preparing shims for painting.
Custom Metal Shim for Specific Uses
Steel shims are made of steel that goes between your coil springs and your spring perch. On leaf spring vehicle types, these are used to reconfigure rear axle angles and accomplish appropriate driveline geometric features. They come in different thicknesses for exact fit.
The metal shims are cut into different forms in order to support wear malfunctions. When installed between two machined parts, shims can significantly reduce machining costs. This can lead to increased efficiency gains and cost reductions.
“Metal shims from KDM are truly great for my needs. All perform well and durably. I’m also amazed at KDM’s services. Their staffs are very responsive, professional, and provide immediate quoting.”
“KDM metal shims are excellent for my next projects. They perform well in filling the gap between two machined parts. We are grateful to have this type of service available in our area.”
“Metal shims take a great role in our automotive business. All pieces have top quality and reliability. KDM is always willing to work with us on our design in order to provide the best sales and engineering services.”