Steel Manufacturing Blog: Keeping it Steel

Slotted Steel Shims and Hot Dip Galvanizing

Posted on Fri, Feb 07, 2020 @ 10:08 AM

Slotted Steel Shims and Hot Dip Galvanizing: Increase Expedience and Lower Cost

Preparation in advance leads to The Steel Supply Company's ability to anticipate and fulfill the steel fabricator's needs.

Frequently, The Steel Supply Company receives orders for slotted steel shims that are hot dip galvanized. While a shim is seemingly simple, there are a few considerations that a steel fabricator should take into account when placing an order. The most important of these considerations are manufacturing quality and the hot dip galvanization process.

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Tags: Steel Shims, Hot Dip Galvanizing, Slotted Shims, Steel Coatings, Slotted Steel Shims

Slotted Wedge Shim

Posted on Wed, Apr 18, 2018 @ 09:42 AM

As discussed in previous blogs The Steel Supply Company uses several methods of making slotted steel shims. These are confined into two main groups; hard tooling and soft tooling. Click here to view that discussion.

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Tags: Shims, Steel Wedges, Steel Shims, Slotted Channel

Keep the Slotted Steel Shims Flat

Posted on Fri, Mar 02, 2018 @ 09:37 AM

To suit their purpose, Slotted Steel Shims need to be produced as flat as possible. The Steel Supply Company can manufacture perfectly flat shims with literally zero practical deflection by cutting the shims from plate stock on a laser table. The problem with this method is higher costs, which escalate even further as the shim thickness increases.

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Tags: Shims, Construction Shims, Steel Shims

Slotted Steel Shim Production

Posted on Thu, Feb 22, 2018 @ 01:27 PM

The Steel Supply Company uses a variety of processes when manufacturing Slotted Steel Shims. For stock sizes Punch and Die Stamping is the most effective. For made to order sizes or multiple slot shims laser cutting produces very accurate results. Heavier material like 1/2” thick or thicker tends to be more economical using a High Definition Plasma table. Regardless of the process our customer, the steel fabricator and erector, requires the same thing, i.e. accurate, flat shims that can be installed with no hesitation or interruption and that provide 100% surface contact.  

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Tags: Shims, Construction Shims, Steel Shims

Slotted Steel Shim Galvanizing

Posted on Tue, Feb 20, 2018 @ 12:33 PM

Slotted Steel Shims, as discussed in previous blogs, are simple items but there are many pains in the manufacturing process that can affect the finished product. This article deals with the problems inherent in Hot Dip Galvanizing the steel shim.

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Tags: Steel Shims, Hot Dip Galvanizing

Shims and Wedges: Understanding Hard vs. Soft Tooling

Posted on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 @ 03:37 PM

Steel Shims and Steel Wedges are two Steel Supply Company products that cut across the lines of hard and soft tooling. Both items are made in standard sizes and kept in stock. As well, we often get requests for specific made to order sizes.    

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Steel Wedge vs. Steel Shim

Posted on Mon, Jul 06, 2015 @ 02:24 PM

The Slotted Steel Shim and the Steel Wedge have some separate and some overlapping functions. The wedge has the ability to multiply force for lifting purposes. (To read more about the lifting force of the steel wedge, click here

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Tags: Shims, Steel Wedges, Steel Wedge, Steel Shims, Steel Wedges Made To Order

Getting the Most Out of Slotted Steel Shim Packs

Posted on Wed, Jan 07, 2015 @ 10:29 AM
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Understanding the Math Behind Steel Wedges

Posted on Wed, Dec 17, 2014 @ 02:23 PM

Steel Wedges are among the most basic and yet unique products our steel fabricating customers use.  They are used for almost everything, from separating heavy plates in the shop, to with an erector lift for extremely heavy objects, to shimming stair stringers.

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Tags: Wedges, Steel Wedges, Steel Wedge, Steel Shims, STEEL SUPPLY

The Usefulness of Single Slot or Multiple Slot Steel Shims

Posted on Thu, Dec 11, 2014 @ 02:50 PM

In the case of relieving angles, the typical shim requirements used are almost always require a single slotted.  The stock version of this is 3” wide.

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Tags: Steel Shims