Laminated Peelable Shims

With on-site facilities to manufacture our own laminated sheets, Attewell produce an extensive range of laminated peelable shims. With the look and feel of a solid shim, the wafer-thin laminated layers can be peeled away to ensure the tightest of tolerances are adhered to.


Peelable Shims
Forms a rigid structure that functions as a solid but may be reduced to a precise thickness by hand-peeling off layers (foils). Individual layered foils of material can vary in thickness from 0.025mm (0.001”) to 0.1mm (0.004”).

Can be produced in a variety of metallic materials, including titanium, stainless steel, copper, bronze and aluminium, as well as much lighter weight materials, including polyester, polyimide, glass and carbon fibre composites.  Metallic foils can be coated for corrosion resistance.

Different peel strengths can be offered dependent on application requirements and customer preference.  Peelable shims can be bonded across the entire surface, or just one edge. 
Edgebond Shims
A peelable shim where the foils are bonded across an edge, as opposed to the entire surface of the foils.  This permits shims to be easily reused once peeled, if necessary.
Hybrid Shims
Where gaps are likely to be larger than most, a hybrid shim, comprising a solid part and a laminated part, will frequently provide the solution.

Hybrid shims offer strength while still providing for micro adjustment as the solid part of the shim can be used as a bearing surface. This option tends to offer a lower cost than a fully laminated shim.

We can produce in wide variety of materials: 

  • Aluminium
  • Beryllium Copper
  • Brass
  • Carbon Steel
  • Coated Aluminium (Type 1A)
  • Cooper
  • Mild Steel
  • Phospor Bronze
  • Stainless Steel
  • Titanium
  • CERP and GFRP
  • Phenolic
  • Polyester (PET)
  • Polyimide
  • Peel
  • Mylar


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