Shims & Washers

Since photo chemical etching produces burr-free and stress-free parts, it is an ideal process for fabricating precise shims and custom washers.

Photo chemical etching also provides greater flexibility: shims and washers can be produced in a wide range of thicknesses and can be ordered in sets of different thicknesses.

Photo Etching Satisfies

The Most Precise Requirements

For precision assemblies that require thin gauge mechanical devices like shims and washers to satisfy design requirements, photo etching is an excellent option.

With photo etching, you can produce identical parts in a wide range of thicknesses to fit the specific requirements of a given application.

Since the process doesn’t produce burrs or stress the material, the strict specifications of the shims and washers are not compromised by excess or deformed material.

Materials For

Photo Etching Shims

Shims can be produced in just about any material that can be etched, including any specialty alloys.

Most commonly we see the following materials:

  • Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Brass

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