Custom Gaskets

Mercer Gasket & Shim is a leading manufacturer of premium quality custom precision gaskets.

At Mercer Gasket & Shim, we specialize in the production of high-quality precision gaskets. We manufacture these gaskets to fit our client’s custom requests and specifications. Over 80 years of operation, we are proud to have built a reputation for providing effective sealing solutions to solve difficult requirements. Our top-of-the-line manufacturing equipment is operated by our expert team, which allows us to produce gaskets in any size, shape, and profile type. Besides these capabilities, we also have set the standard for gasket quality and quick and on-time delivery.

Custom Gasket Manufacturing

At Mercer Gasket, our expert team of engineers assists our clients throughout the entire gasket manufacturing process. This includes material selection and the reverse engineering design process. We also offer computer-aided design (CAD) cutting and product and manufacturing information services to help provide the most accurate gasket manufacturing process possible. CAD programming integrates a cutting machine with powerful computer technology to create the optimal production performance. We also provide a range of gasket cutting equipment options.

Our general capabilities:

  • Build to Print
  • Material Recommendations
  • CAD Design
  • Engineering Assistance
  • Computerized Reverse Engineering
  • PMI Services

Custom Cut Gaskets to Your Specifications

Our industry-leading facilities and equipment allow us to complete any custom-request gasket project. We are ISO 9001:2015-certified, which shows our dedication to quality and ability to meet all industry standards. A number of methods can be used to cut a gasket to a client’s specifications, including:

  • CNC Waterjet Cutting: A computer-assisted method of cutting that provides accurate and safe operation. The advantages of waterjet cutting include flexibility, cost-effectiveness, and minimal waste with maximum yield. This method of cutting is commonly used on soft materials, such as rubber and foam, as well as metal alloys.
  • Die Cutting: Largely used for uncommonly shaped or sized pieces, die cutting is a cost-effective and reliable process. Materials cut with a die machine include plastic, silicone, and cork.
  • CNC Laser Cutting: Utilizing a high-powered laser, precise cuts are made with the assistance of computer programming. This extremely accurate cutting method can be used on almost any material.
  • Knife Cutting: A reliable method that allows for the cutting of large products. The knife cutting method is normally used for elastomer, foam, composite, and polymer materials.


Gasket Materials

A number of materials can be used to manufacture a gasket:

 

Selecting the Right Material for Your Gasket

Our engineers can provide design assistance and guide you through the process of selecting the ideal material based on the right balance of performance requirements and cost. We utilize powerful CAD software that integrates seamlessly with our computer-controlled cutting equipment for optimum production performance. Our modern manufacturing facility, combined with our technically-astute gasket professionals, enables us to consistently meet all of your print specifications and tolerance requirements. Whether constructed from micro-gauge metals, heavy-duty natural and engineered rubbers, or cutting-edge composites and ceramics, we can provide you with gaskets to meet the demands of any application and environment.


Why Mercer Gasket & Shim

When choosing a gasket supplier, speed and flexibility are of paramount importance. From concept prototypes to large-scale production, we have been delivering high-performance industrial gasket and sealing solutions for more than 80 years. We specialize in rush services and are available 24/7 to meet critical project deadlines.

. Lead times: Our specialty is in rush orders, and our 24-hour customer service allows us to complete projects for critical deadlines. Additionally, we provide same-day and next-day rush order services.

. Production volume: Our team specializes in the production of low volume, small runs with a focus on accurate parts with a quick delivery. We can also complete prototyping.

. Tolerance (+/-): Cutting a gasket to an accurate tolerance is an important step in the manufacturing process. Our range of tolerance is +/- 0.002 in. or 0.0508 mm.

. File formats: At Mercer Gasket, we manufacture gaskets from the following file types: AutoCAD (DWG, DXF), JPG or JEPG, PDF, and TIFF.

 

Industry Standards

ISO Certified 9001:2015

We are fully committed to providing our customers with the highest quality custom gaskets. This commitment is reflected by our compliance with numerous industry standards and specifications:

  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ATSM)
  • Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • Food And Drug Administration (FDA)
  • International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
  • Military Specifications (Mil-Spec)
  • Restriction Of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)

 


Contact Us for Your Custom Gasket Needs

At Mercer Gasket & Shim, our staff has the expertise to complete your custom gasket request quickly and accurately. We have the capability needed to accurately produce gaskets from a range of materials by the use of our top-of-the-line cutting equipment.

Request a quote if you require high-quality gaskets cut to your specifications with guaranteed fast delivery across the United States. Contact us if you have any further custom gasket needs or questions.

 


The table below provides further detail on our technical capabilities, material types, performance benefits, and industries served:

Custom Gaskets' Specs

General Capabilities

Build to Print
Material Recommendations
CAD Design
Engineering Assistance
Computerized Reverse Engineering
PMI Services

Primary Capabilities

CNC Waterjet Cutting
Die Cutting
CNC Laser Cutting
CNC Knife Cutting
Vulcanizing
Bonding
Labeling

Gasket Types

Boiler
Custom
Encapsulated
ElastaGraph
Heat Exchanger
Metal Jacketed
Molded
Extruded
Jacketed
• Single
• Single w/ Overlap
• Double
• Double Corrugated
• French Style
Corrugated
Camprofile
Soft Gaskets
Serrated
Vulcanized
Ring Joint
Seal Strips
Shims
Solid Metal
Spiral Wound
Standard Pipe Flange
Taskline
PTFE Envelopes

Gasket Materials

Metals:
• Aluminum
• Brass
• Copper
• Hastelloy
• Inconel
• Lead
• Monel
• Nickel
• Soft Iron
• Carnbon Steel
• Stainless Steel
• Titanium
Non Metallic:
• Buna-N
• Butyl
• Carbon Fiber
• Ceramic
• Cloth Inserted
• Cork
• Diaphragm
• EPDM
• Felt
• Fiberglass
• Gore-Tex
• Graphoil
• Gylon
• Hypalon
• Kevlar
• Koroseal
• Natural Rubber
• Neoprene
• Perfluoroelastomer
• PTFE
• Polyurethane
• Pure Gum
• PVC
• Red Rubber
• Silicone
• Sponge
• Vegetable Fiber
• Viton
• White Neoprene
• Wire Mesh

Gasket & Seal Characteristics

Bend Resistant
Convoluted
Electrical Insulating
EMI Shielding – Protects from electromagnetic (EMI) interference.
Flame Retardant
Heat Dissipating
Heat Reflective
Low Pressure
Low Temperature
High Pressure
High Temperature
Pipe
RFI Shielding – Protects from radio frequency (RFI) interference.
Ring
Universal
Wrap Around

Resistances

Abrasion
Acids
Alkalis
Corrosion
Detergents
Grease
Oil
Rust
Salts
Steam
Spark
Water

Thickness

Max
2 in
50.8 mm

Length

Max
144 in
3654.6 mm

Width

Max
144 in
3654.6 mm

Tolerance (+/-)

.002 in
.0508 mm

Production Volume

Prototype
Low Volume
Small Run

Lead Times

Specializing in Rush Services
Same Day Turn Around
Next Day Services
24 Hour Service

Additional Information

Industry Focus

Aerospace
Automotive
Biotechnology
Chemical
Construction
Electrical
Electronics
Fitting
Food Processing
Genetics
HVAC – Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
Machinery
Marine
Medical
Military
Mining
Nuclear
Oil, Gas, Petroleum
Optical
Packaging
Pharmaceutical
Plumbing
Pneumatics
Power Generation
Process Piping
Pulp & Paper
Pumps
Refining
Semiconductor

Industry Standards

ANSI – American National Standards Institute
ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASTM – American Society for Testing and Materials
DOT – Department of Transportation
FDA – Food And Drug Administration
ISO 9001:2015 – International Organization for Standardization
Mil-Spec – Military Specifications
RoHS – Restriction Of Hazardous Substances (Compliant)

File Formats

AutoCAD (DWG,DXF)
JPG or JEPG – Joint Photographic Experts Group
PDF – Portable Document Format
TIFF – Tagged Image File Format