METAL FABRICATION

Franklin Sheet Metal has been delivering full-service metal fabrication for nearly 70 years.  We manufacture parts, products, structures and complete, turn-key assemblies using various metals and processes with expert precision. 

 

Our highly skilled team works together closely from start to finish to make sure that we meet your exact specifications and achieve the absolute highest quality.  Our facility houses state-of-the-art technology and equipment, allowing us to streamline processes and offer a full range of fabrication techniques including shearing, plasma cutting, punching, rolling, sawing, forming, bending, welding, and finishing.

 

Metal Fabrication Techniques

 

Shearing

Shearing is a fabrication process that is used to cut sheet metal to a specific size.  Our fabricator experts use shearing to cut short or long perfectly straight lines in flat stock.  The process works well with most softer metals and it produces little to no kerf, which means minimal waste.

 

Plasma/Laser Cutting

Plasma cutting is an economical and efficient process used to cut conductive metals such as steel, brass, titanium, copper, aluminum, and others.  It is a thermal process that sends electricity through nitrogen or oxygen gas to produce plasma.  The plasma is forced through a constricted opening to cut through the material.

 

Punching

Sheet metal punching is a cutting process that we use to remove material from a workpiece by applying a tremendous force.  It is used to make holes and cutouts of various shapes and sizes.

 

Sawing

Sawing is a process using a mechanized blade to cut materials into smaller pieces or components.  With experienced operators and advanced machines, we efficiently and economically manufacture products involving sawing.

 

Forming

Forming in a metalworking process that involves mechanically altering the shape of the material.  There is no material added or removed, the mass of the workpiece is not affected.

 

Bending

Bending is a type of metal forming that we use to produce the desired shape, such as a V-shape, U-shape, or channel shape, along a straight axis in ductile materials.

 

Rolling

Metal rolling is a process that reduces and unifies the thickness of a metal sheet.  The combination of skilled tradespeople and high-performance machines produce the optimal rolling results.

 

Welding

Welding is an integral part of most metal fabrication projects that uses high temperatures to melt and fuse parts together.  We have an accomplished and highly skilled team that produces strong and flawless welds with mastery.

 

Metal Fabrication Assembly and Finishing

Not every customer or project requires welding.  Depending on the end use application, riveting, screwing or another form of bonding may be appropriate.  After assembly or joining most parts or structures requires some finishing.  This can include polishing, painting, coating, or other metal finishing method.

 

For sheet metal fabrication to your exact specifications, you can rely on the experts at Franklin Sheet Metal.  Contact us for a quote or to answer any question