Our custom shims and gaskets

provide guaranteed precision

at an incredible value.

Protect your equipment investment

with our motor mount shims —

easy to align and long lasting!

We offer the highest quality

color-coded shim stock

on the market.

Whether your shim need is an emergency, a single order, or a consistent shipment,

we will provide you with a custom shim solution.

Since 1941, Artus has helped precisely position the machines and tools depended on by distributors, manufacturers, and engineers worldwide.



Shim Stock

The highest quality shim stock in color-coded plastic, color-coded aluminum, brass, stainless steel, and low carbon steel (cold rolled). You can easily cut shim stock into shims and gaskets with the exact specifications you require using a ruler, diver, and ordinary scissors. Artus shim stock is remarkably durable, rust-proof, nonhygroscopic, impervious to oil, and economical. We also offer the innovative use of color-coded material.

Brass, stainless steel, and low carbon are available exclusively requesting a quote.

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Shims & Gaskets

Relied on by industry leaders worldwide for precision alignment and sealing, Artus is your shim and gasket expert. We are best known for manufacturing custom shims and gaskets as thin as 0.0005” and our color-coded materials.

We’ll produce gaskets to your exact specifications. Send us your blueprint, and we’ll deliver the results (in any shape and size). Depending on your application, choose from plastic, vegetable fiber, cork composition, or asbestos-substitute gasket material.

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Motor Mount Shims

A leader in the production of high-quality, economical shims, Artus Motor Mount Slotted Shims are built for improving machine alignment and performance. We use the finest grade materials for our plastic and metal shims, with color-coded plastic, color-coded aluminum, and stainless steel.

The mini-chest slotted shim set includes 20 of each of the following thicknesses: 0.002″, 0.003″, 0.004″, 0.005″, 0.10″, 0.015″, 0.020″, 0.030″, and 0.060″.

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Slitter Tooling

Artus offers a full line of quality Slitter Tooling and supplies that includes color-coded slitter shims, slitter knives and spacers, overarm tooling, and synthetic rubber stripper rings. We also manufacture polypropylene tape.

We use the finest quality materials to ensure reliable, precise slitter tooling and supplies. Our products are custom designed and manufactured to your exact tolerances and specifications.

Our slitter shims are color-coded to help you save on labor. The color tells the thickness, making distinguishing between thicknesses quick and easy.

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Polyproplene Tape

Incredibly strong and reliably residue-free, polypropylene tape is perfect for slitter tooling, packaging, or even your everyday applications. The rolls are 60 yards, come in four widths, and have two adhesive options to choose from. Artus’s polypropylene tape offers the unique benefit of leaving behind no residue or stain when removed from slit metal or slitter knives.

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Dedicated to meeting your daily production and maintenance demands

with minimal lead times and maximum precision.


Artus shims, shim stock, and gaskets are trusted by the best in every industry. From automotive to tech and aeronautics to the US Army, we have served over 20,000
customers. We take pride in the variety of applications our products find themselves. Gearbox shims and bearing preload shims are our bread and butter, but we
correctly align and position anything.

Industrial Equipment

Get exact positioning with our custom plastic and metal shims for bearing preloading, component spacing, axial positioning, and more. Quickly position motors with our motor mount slotted shims.

Aircraft & Aerospace

Shims are used everywhere in a plane from tail to nose. With extreme environments and high stakes, they need to be durable and dependable. Turn to Artus for your precision aerospace shim needs.

Pump and

Our gaskets are custom cut to meet the sealing demands of applications such as hydraulic power steering systems, air motors, water pumps, and gas valves, just to name a few.

Power Transmission

If shims are not precisely cut, drivetrain components will not function optimally. Our shim products have the lead times, cost, and precision you need to quickly align gearboxes.


Our shims and gaskets are helpful in exact leveling and positioning of heavy equipment and machinery, such as engine gaskets, excavator shims, and power take-off for trucks and tractors.

Agriculture Equipment

With extensive experience manufacturing shim products for agriculture equipment manufacturers like John Deere, we can help you. Artus brings short lead times, an economical process, and maximum precision.

The Color Tells the Thickness

Artus offers innovation through our use of color-coded material. Our aluminum and plastic shims and shim stock are color-coded by thickness to help you tell them apart without measuring, saving time for distributors, manufacturers, and small shops alike.

You will be amazed at how much you can save on labor after no longer measuring the thickness of your shim material every single time. Just scan for the color you need and keep your process flowing.

Innovative in our use of color and manufacturing process, Artus shims and gaskets remain a leader in consistent and reliable shim delivery. Trust our shim products for your repair, prototyping, and full-production needs. Learn more about what makes Artus shims different here.


After 80 years, we remain a family-owned and operated precision shim and gasket manufacturer for businesses around the world. We are the experts at cutting materials to any tolerance, size, or shape with exact precision. Just give us your blueprint and tolerance requirements and get your precision shims when you need them. Our proven process is simple and cost-effective:

You send your drawing to us with designated designs and thicknesses.

You receive a quote for your shim and gasket needs.

We produce the parts in the material, size, and thickness you need.

We deliver your shims, shim stock, or gaskets anywhere in the world.

Our well-developed cutting process and wide variety of materials allow us to satisfy the exacting demands of the shim and gasket industry while keeping costs low. We have established long-lasting relationships with our customers because of our proven reliability and innovation.