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What is an Alignment Shim?

An Alignment Shim is a shim specifically used to:  Slotted Shims are often used for shaft alignment. The slotted shim design allows you to insert, remove, and adjust without disassembling your machine. The design allows it to fit right around bolts. They typically align the vertical position of machinery. Why Alignment Shims Are Important Shims […]

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Shim Kits

When looking for a shim kit you are likely to find many options that contain thicknesses or sizes you may not need. At The Shim Shack, customization is our specialty! Put an end to holding inventory on shims that you’ll never use and custom order your shim set to your specifications and needs. What is […]

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The Cost Benefits of Using Shims for Manufacturers and Engineers on a Budget

The Cost Benefits of Using Shims Manufacturers and engineers are often familiar with the benefits and purposes of using shims. Shims are small components used across various industries to make adjustments, such as closing gaps in a door frame or creating a level surface. Shims are typically circular but are also available in numerous shapes […]

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The Do's and Don'ts of Shimming

Projections show that the global metal shims market will grow by 5.5% CAGR between 2018 and 2030. Shimming is crucial to various types of projects, and there are some very important factors to consider. It's best to ensure you're following good shimming practices to maximize long-term benefits. Knowing what these practices are will help you make the right decisions. […]

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Industrial Purchasing: A Buyer’s Guide

US manufacturing is the second largest in the world, behind China. You have to stay competitive in the face of rapidly changing economic conditions. Using the best machine parts is one way to give your business an edge. The Shim Shack will work with you to get the top-quality shims you need. Learn more about […]

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The Different Types of Shims

Projections show that the global metal shims market will grow at a 3.1% CAGR between 2021 and 2030. The growth of the metal shims market is a direct result of the increased use of shims across various industries. Despite being a small, simple component, shims are incredibly useful for all kinds of projects and may be just […]

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