Metal Shims

Mercer Gasket & Shim specializes in manufacturing custom shims and spacers for industrial OEMs, power generation and petrochemical industries.

Our well-equipped facility houses high-tech waterjet and laser-cutting equipment and a highly skilled team of professionals who can manufacture custom shapes of virtually any size and complexity.

We source only premium quality metals with full traceability, and we also work with reinforced composites and plastic materials as applications warrant. Our extremely knowledgeable staff will help you determine the ideal material for your shims and spacers based on performance and compatibility criteria tailored to your individual needs:

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

At Mercer, we will provide engineering assistance and CAD design services to support the development, specification and manufacture of your custom shim. We excel at prototype, low-volume and short production runs. Rush services are available.

Paddle and Spectacle Blinds

Mercer also provides high-quality custom paddle and spectacle blinds and spacers. Mercer’s multi-disciplined engineering team has a deep understanding of fluid flow dynamics and process piping systems, which enables us to generate and/or validate designs and guide you through the material selection process to ensure these isolation devices provide long-term safety during pipeline inspection and maintenance.

Using a range of ASTM-certified metals, Mercer can manufacture API 590 Class paddle and spectacle blinds for a range of both small- and large-scale applications.

Our precision waterjet and laser cutting equipment gives us tight controls over process parameters to meet tight dimensional tolerances. We apply a rigorous set of test and inspection strategies to ensure the integrity of these critical components and guarantee there is no possibility of any flow or leakage during in-field use.