Using our superior XD abrasive waterjet cutting machine, we were able to provide a quick turnaround for our client’s shim order. After determining the appropriate machining process by working with a client supplied drawing, Aerospace Alloys, Inc. decided to use stainless steel, aluminum, and titanium base materials. Once we acquired the materials, we abrasive waterjet cut the shims to the desired finished size.

Once complete, each shim featured a material thickness between .010″ and .032″ and a product diameter between 4″ and 18″. The tightest tolerance we upheld was +/- .005″ during machining. As a result of our superior waterjet cutting methods, we were able to meet and surpass our client’s expectations. We delivered the order to our client in 5 to 10 days, where the shims were then used in auxiliary HVAC systems within aircrafts. We offer this service on a national level.

To learn about this project and inquire about our other services, please contact Aerospace Alloys.

Manufacturing of Shims Project Highlights

Capabilities Applied/Processes
Acquired material, abrasive waterjet cut shims to finished size
Tightest Tolerance
Material Thickness
Product Diameter
Up to 18” diameter typically but can go much larger!
Cutting Method
Abrasive waterjet cutting
Base Material
Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Titanium
Special Feature
We are able to provide quick turnarounds on shims and hold tight tolerances with the use of our XD Abrasive Waterjet Cutting Machine.
Industry for Use
Auxiliary HVAC systems in aircraft
Prototype to production quantities
Delivery Time
5-10 Days depending on volume
Delivery Location
Product Name
Drawing Type Accepted
.dwg and .dxf