Shims – spacers – washers

Custom made spacers

Spacers /shims are used for accurate posisitioning and alignment of machines and components. By using laser cutting technology, it’s possible to quickly produce tailor made spacers. Both prototypes and large series can be manufactured using laser cutting machines.
Material thickness starting from 0,005mm. Raytech has several metal sheets, foils and rolls available in a large variety of materials (stainless steel, CuSn…). Material can also be supplied by the customer. In addition, it’s certainly possible to have material stored in our material warehouse.

Shim laser cutting
Shim thickness 0,05mm


Combination laser cutting – laser engraving

By laser engraving, it’s possible to mark the thickness, material properties and company branding on the surface of the spacers. This engraving is practically indelible which results in a reliable identification.

Laser cut washer
Laser cutting + laser marking stainless steel washer


Technical specifications:

  • Thicknesses:                  0,005mm to 15mm
  • Accuracy:                        +/- 15-20µm (depending on material and material thickness)
  • Materials:                        Steel – stainless steel – titanium – aluminium – copper alloys – others…
  • Properties:                      Burr-free – no sharp edges – prototypes as well as mass production


More about high precision laser cutting of foil materials: Micro laser cutting.