Shims for Medical Equipment

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One of the main benefits of using shims in medical settings is that they can assist in securing bulky medical equipment, even odd-shaped pieces. Ultimately this makes it easier for us to adjust and repair the devices in various settings.

Shims for medical equipment solutions also prevent further damage to pieces we attempt to rotate or secure.

If your medical devices need alternative shimming solutions, read this article further. We discuss the benefits of shimming solutions as well as when you might want to incorporate them into your medical setting.

What Are Shims?

We can think about shims as wedges or objects that taper. Such tapering allows them to level, support, or adjust other objects. We find shims made from almost any material(s).

This allows us to use them in many settings for many purposes. Furthermore, we can customize and mass-produce them. The capability to produce parts of the same exacting quality every time allows for complex, consistent component supply at any volume and at short notice.

What Materials Are Shims Made Of?

Shims come in various materials that have various properties. We choose the material based on cost, purpose, and effectiveness. Sometimes, more than one material or metal can fulfill our needs. 

For example, spring steel values tolerance. On the other hand, brass, bronze, copper, and aluminum all have corrosion resistance. 

Metals aside, you can sometimes find shims made from wood and plastic, too. These shim materials serve their purpose best in home renovation projects.

Where Do We Find Shims?

Shims have a place in carpentry, as we’ve mentioned with the home renovation projects. They also remain common in the engineering and medical fields. We mainly attribute this to these fields’ tight tolerance prevalence. 

Shims might alter the pressure in valves; they may extend or shorten different shafts and can achieve accuracy in many aerospace applications.

In the medical field, you’ll find shims in prosthetics, hospital beds, tables, surgical devices, and so much more. Shims have become essential in objects with many parts.

Why Should We Customize Shims?

We’ve learned that shims play essential roles in several industries. These industries may or may not relate to each other. This makes shims’ exact purposes differ, so how much good does a one-size-fits-all mentality do?

Custom shims let us decide on exact measurements, shapes, materials, and finishes. They allow us to complete a project with a tight fit, a level surface, or both. 

What Do We Make of Shims?

Shims have proven incredibly diverse, both in versatility and design. The medical field especially benefits from shims.

Medicine requires advanced technology that uses cutting-edge precision and accuracy. Such technology calls for specific positioning requirements, measurements, and materials. 

Thus, medical professionals should turn to The Shim Shack for quality custom shims. We make the customization process easy and fast. Check out how we work!

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