Custom Shims

In business for more than 90 years, Mercer Gasket & Shim specializes in rapid response manufacturing of custom shims and spacers for the industrial OEM, power generation, and petrochemical industries.

Our well-equipped facility houses high-tech waterjet and laser cutting equipment that enable us to manufacture custom shapes of almost any size and complexity. We offer engineering assistance and CAD design services to support the development, specification, and manufacture of your custom shim, and will recommend the best material option based on performance and compatibility criteria.

Offered in a range of materials, we source only premium quality metals with full material traceability. We also work with reinforced composites and plastic materials as applications warrant. From simple applications all the way to complex shim stacks, we manufacture them in thicknesses from 0.001” to 5.0” inside a 144” square work envelope. Tolerances of ±.005” are standard.

Quality is a core competency, and all of our production, test, and inspection processes are managed through an ISO 9001:2008 certified QMS. As a dynamic company, we have the flexibility to adapt to your specific circumstances and adjust production schedules to accommodate urgent requests. If you are interested in learning more about our custom shim products, contact us today.

Custom Shims' Specs

General Capabilities

Build to Print
Material Recommendations
CAD Design
Engineering Assistance
Computerized Reverse Engineering
PMI Services

Primary Capabilities

Waterjet Cutting
Laser Cutting

Shim Type

Custom Shapes

Shim Materials

Aluminum
Brass
Copper
Hastelloy
Inconel
Lead
Monel
Nickel
Soft Iron
Carbon Steel
Spring Steel
Stainless Steel
Titanium
Composites
Micarta
Plastics

Thickness

Min
.001 in
.0254 mm

Max
5 in
127 mm

Length

Max
144 in
3654.6 mm

Width

Max
144 in
3654.6 mm

Tolerance (+/-)

Max
.005 in
.127 mm

Production Volume

Prototype
Low Volume
Small Run

Lead Times

Rush Services Available
Same Day Turn Around
Next Day Services
24 Hour Service

Additional Information

Industry Focus

Aerospace
Automotive
Biotechnology
Chemical
Construction
Electrical
Electronics
Fitting
Food Processing
Genetics
HVAC – Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
Machinery
Marine
Medical
Military
Mining
Nuclear
Oil, Gas, Petroleum
Optical
Packaging
Pharmaceutical
Plumbing
Pneumatics
Power Generation
Process Piping
Pulp & Paper
Pumps
Refining
Semiconductor

Industry Standards

ANSI – American National Standards Institute
ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASTM – American Society for Testing and Materials
DOT – Department of Transportation
FDA – Food And Drug Administration
ISO 9001:2008 – International Organization for Standardization
Mil-Spec – Military Specifications
RoHS – Restriction Of Hazardous Substances (Compliant)

File Formats

AutoCAD (DWG,DXF)
JPG or JEPG – Joint Photographic Experts Group
PDF – Portable Document Format
TIFF – Tagged Image File Format