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Exact Positioning from Prototype to Full Production

You need exact positioning and alignment for your industrial equipment in order to reduce wear and maintain optimal performance. For over 80 years, Artus has been delivering custom shim, shim stock, and gasket solutions. We work with and develop long-lasting relationships with leading industrial manufacturers, such as Stanley Black and Decker and The Timken Company, a major gearbox manufacturer.

Artus shims and shim stock are remarkably durable, rust-proof, non-hygroscopic, impervious to oil, and economical. Best of all, plastic and aluminum shims are color-coded specifically to save time on industrial manufacturing.

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 the 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.


Used by manufacturers, distributors, and automotive repair shops big and small

Our plastic and metal shims and shim stock are designed with reliability and performance in mind. Our process is economical to meet your budget, our lead times are kept short to meet your deadlines, and our employees are experts trained to deliver maximum precision.

Shim Applications

Artus shims can be custom cut in any shape, any size, and a variety of thicknesses and materials to fit your industrial equipment needs.

We are most experienced with manufacturing shims for bearing preloads and gearboxes, but we have served over 20,000 customers and have seen it all.

Other popular uses for our shims are any machinery, machining tools, motors, and powertrains.


Industrial capabilities for Artus precision plastic and metal shims include:

  • Preloading bearings for axial positioning
  • Exact aligning of powertrains to reduce wear
  • Component spacing
  • Sensor alignment

We can produce shims in any shape, a variety of materials and thicknesses, and up to 42” for plastic shims and 24” for metal shim materials.

Related Services

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

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

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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Shim Stocks

Single and assorted thickness and custom plastic shim stocks. Choose your sheet size.

Artus shim stock pack and shims

Shims / Gaskets

Remarkably durable, long-wearing, lightweight, and economical.

Artus motor mount shims

Motor Mount Shims

Non-compressible, burr-free, rust-proof, impervious to oil, and lightweight.


For any application, in any size or shape. Custom slitter tooling to your specs.