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Hardened Steel Shims

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Hardened Steel Shims

Hardened steel shims are used in various abrasive wear applications. The applications usually require a material that can withstand harsh environments.

What constitutes a hardened shim?

A hardened shim is any shim that requires a hardened surface for wear and abrasion resistance. This surface can be produce either through a separate process (heat treating) or choice of material (spring steel). The hardness of the surface provides better wear resistance and durability.

What materials are used in a hardened shim?

There are several different types of material that may be used in hardened shims. Depending on the application a full hard stainless steel or copper can be used in a corrosive environment where as a spring steel such as C1075 or C1095 can be used in a noncorrosive environment.

What types of applications use Hardened shims?

Hardened shims (Thrust washers) are used in any applications that have  a rotating surface and a stationary component. They support the axial load or side to side motion on a shaft and prevent movement along that shaft.  The hardened shim (Thrust washer) provides a surface on to which a bearing is supported. They are made to be used in high-wear applications. Hardened shims are also used as spacers in a differential. Hardened shims from 304 Full Hard stainless steel are used as motor mount shims to support the weight of the motor in corrosive environments.

Whatever your need may be for a hardened shim, AMG engineers will be there to assist you in fulfilling your customer's needs.

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