Handy assortments "The Color Tells The Thickness"

Featured Product from Artus Corporation

Plastic Shims, Color Coded 
Artus Corp. manufactures the highest quality standard and custom plastic shims. Flexible and long-wearing, Artus plastic shims are non-hygroscopic and impervious to oil to make the perfect seal.

Standard and custom plastic shims are available in any required shape and a variety of thicknesses from 0.0005 inches to 0.060 inches.  

Color-coding is used for easy, accurate thickness identification.  Artus also manufactures plastic Timken shims for cone and cup adjusted taper roller bearings (see Timken Chart for specifications).

Cost saving steel rule dies can be made in 2 to 3 days, reducing lead time on initial orders for new shim designs. There are no set-up charges on subsequent orders.

If you require manufacturing services for custom products, we will make a tool that will produce shims to the specifications dictated by you. We use relatively low cost steel rule dies, reducing lead time and are able to maintain precise tolerances in both thickness and plan dimensions and can build any shape you design. Please contact us directly for a quote for your specific needs.

To learn more about shim material options, please visit the shim pages listed here:


>>>>>Plastic and Aluminum Color-Coded Shims Fill the Gap
Sometimes the smallest parts of a complex system can play an outsized role in its proper functioning. Such is the case with shims, which are thin pieces of material primarily used to fill unwanted gaps. Shims ensure the efficient and effective operation of machinery by fixing angular misalignments between rotating components in equipment such as pumps, compressors, generators, engines, turbines and gearboxes. Shims compensate for parts with poor tolerances, ensure level mounting, create level surfaces and can even be used as wear parts between mating surfaces...read more....

>>>>>The Right Shims for the Right Applications
Mechanical assemblies need precision to function and endure. Sloppy design practices using lower-cost, shoddy components and out-of-date manufacturing and testing can lead to failures, unexpected costs and even safety concerns. The proper specification, selection and use of manufactured parts for initial assembly as well as service all contribute to a mechanical product living up to and beyond its rated longevity....read more...

The Artus Corp. - Quality Shims and Shim Stock Since 1941 
Dedicated to Quality, Committed to Service. Quality is what attracts customers. Service is what keeps them. Both have been Artus mantras from the company's beginning at the end of World War II to the present. Much of Artus business is custom manufacture, working to specs of thousandths of an inch. No room for error. Quality here is precision plus.

Artus service is attentive, responsive, helpful. From returning phone calls to solving design problems. Our sales and technical people are on call at your request. Reach us by phone, fax, or e-mail. Want a quote? We do them without charge or obligation. We will need your specifications, so be prepared when you call.