Customize metal shims and washers with photolithographic etching

Custom Shims & Washers & Spacers

Custom Shims & Washers & Spacers

TMN manufactures various custom metal shims, gaskets, and thin washers that can be supplied flat or formed to your design specifications. We provide high-quality solutions for your needs.

What Are Metal Shims

Metal shims are thin, flat pieces of metal used as spacers or washers between mechanical components to achieve precise alignment or spacing. They are commonly utilized in various high-tech applications where precision is critical. Metal shims help absorb impact, reduce movement or "play," and protect material surfaces from damage.

These shims are manufactured from different types of metals, including stainless steel, aluminum, brass, or copper, depending on the specific requirements of the application. The choice of metal typically depends on factors such as desired strength, corrosion resistance, conductivity, and other mechanical properties needed for the intended application.

Metal shims are widely employed in industries such as aerospace, automotive, electronics, machinery, and manufacturing, where even minor deviations in alignment or spacing can impact the performance and reliability of the equipment or components.

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Photolithographically etched metal shims

Photolithography is a highly precise and cost-effective manufacturing process utilized by TMN to tailor metal shims for various applications. TMN offers a variety of material types, including black metals and non-ferrous metal sheets of all grades, along with corrosion-resistant, wear-resistant, and hard-to-etch metals, making them highly suitable for diverse industries.

Our chemical etching advantages

Material Versatility

Thicknesses ranging from 0.03mm to 2.0mm across all metal alloys can undergo photolithography etching.

Ease of Surface Treatment

Photolithography etched shims are readily treated with plating, coating, painting, powder coating, electrophoresis, passivation, deburring, polishing, and brushing.

Cost-Efficiency and Smooth Surface

Compared to stamping, machining, and laser cutting, photolithography etched shims incur no tooling costs, ensuring burr-free, super-smooth, and clean surfaces.

Flexible Designs

Flexible designs including U-shapes, O-rings, and other complex shapes are achievable.

Fast Turnaround

Short delivery times, often within days.

Low Cost

Offers cost-effective manufacturing solutions.

Metal grades used for metal shims

MetalCommon GradesPropertiesApplications
Stainless Steel300 Series (e.g., 304, 316), 400 Series (e.g., 410, 430)Excellent corrosion resistance, good strength, temperature resistanceSuitable for applications exposed to moisture, chemicals, or harsh environments.
AluminumAlloy 6061, Alloy 5052Good strength, excellent corrosion resistance, high fatigue strength, good weldabilityLightweight applications requiring corrosion resistance, fatigue resistance.
BrassAlloy 260 (C26000), Alloy 360 (C36000)Good corrosion resistance, easy machinabilityApplications requiring aesthetic appeal, electrical conductivity.
CopperCopper Alloy C11000 (Electrolytic Tough Pitch Copper)Excellent electrical and thermal conductivityElectrical and thermal applications.
Phosphor BronzeAlloy 510 (C51000)Good strength, wear resistance, corrosion resistanceHigh load-bearing applications, resistance to wear and fatigue.
Nickel AlloysAlloy 200 (N02200), Alloy 400 (N04400)Excellent corrosion resistanceChemical processing, marine, aerospace applications.

Applications of metal shims

Aerospace

Aerospace

Automotive

Automotive

Electronics

Electronics

Industrial-Automation

Industrial Automation

Optical

Circuitry

Circuitry

Decorative

Medical

Medical

Sample of Shims & Washers & Spacers

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customized-steel-sheets-with-screws
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stainless-steel-304-etched-metal-pack
micro-hole-metal-shims-with-logo
micro-hole-metal-shims-with-logo
stainless-steel-316L-etched-needle
stainless-steel-316L-etched-needle
brass-electrodes
brass-electrodes
stainless-steel-o-ring-shims
stainless-steel-o-ring-shims
half-etched-metal-shims
half-etched-metal-shims
customized-metal-washers
customized-metal-washers

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