Aircraft & Aerospace Shims

Total Precision and Reliability for the Aerospace Industry

Precision is essential in the aerospace industry. In harsh, high-stakes environments, all parts of an aircraft must be durable and dependable. Shims are found everywhere in a plane, from the wings to the landing gears, and are relied on for production and maintenance. They need to tolerate these adverse conditions for the aircraft to function properly.

Turn to Artus for your precision aerospace shim and shim stock needs. At Artus, we understand the demands of the aerospace industry. We manufacture shims and shim stock with durable materials and total precision for greater reliability. We have worked with trusted brands like Boeing and NASA and have over 80 years of manufacturing experience to ensure our custom shims and shim stock meet exact specifications. In fact, lab technicians commonly calibrate testing equipment using Artus shims because of our rigorous precision.

Artus aerospace shims can be custom cut to any size or shape required and in any material, including stainless steel, low carbon steel, and brass. Our shim and shim stock materials are remarkably durable, rust-proof, non-hygroscopic, impervious to oil, and economical. Best of all, plastic and aluminum shims are color-coded to save time and reduce errors.

Our state-of-the-art manufacturing process is what enables our precision. With full-production capabilities and in-house manufacturing, Artus offers fast delivery times and scalability.

To place an order for custom aerospace shims or to get a list of our certifications, contact us below. One of our shim and gasket experts will get in touch to discuss your needs.


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The Color Tells the Thickness

Each color represents a specific shim thickness, making distinguishing between thicknesses quick and easy. With variations in shim thickness being as little as 0.00025”, differentiating by color instead of measuring shims drastically saves time and reduces errors on the production floor.

Just contact us, give us your blueprint specifications and tolerance requirements, and receive perfect positioning and alignment with our precision-cut shims.

Aerospace Shim Applications

Aerospace applications of Artus precision shims and gaskets include:

  • Component spacing
  • Sensor alignment
  • Part positioning and alignment
  • Reducing wear on moving parts
  • Gaskets for sealing engines, hydraulics, pumps, and valves

Do you need custom shims for a different aerospace application? We can produce shims in any size, thickness, and material for your specific needs. Send us a message for assistance.

Shim Capabilities

Artus shims can be custom cut in any shape, any size, and a variety of thicknesses and materials to fit your aerospace needs. Stainless steel shims are popular in the aerospace industry because they can withstand extreme conditions and are non-corrosive.

We are experienced with shim manufacturing for aerospace and aircraft applications and have served over 20,000 customers.

Reach out for a list of compliances for our shims, shim stock, and gaskets. Find technical specifications for shims and gaskets here.

Related Services

Need a shim or gasket cut with exacting precision? Please visit our Custom Shim and Gaskets for more information on getting the perfect positioning.

Need to cut many shims on the fly? Explore our Shim Stock for thickness variety packs and cut-it-yourself shims.

What about aligning a motor? Our Motor Mount Shims will help you with quick and easy alignment.

Custom Solutions

Do you need help with positioning, aligning, or sealing in an application we did not mention?
Contact us for personalized help at (201) 568-1000, or fill in the RFQ form here and a representative will contact you.

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