Welding is a key operation for most metal fabrication projects. It is also one of the metalworking skills that professional fabricators acquire after years of training and practical experience. Franklin Sheet Metal employs accomplished and highly skilled fabricators who are experienced in welding many alloys and a multitude of applications. We offer TIG, MIG, and spot welding with state-of-the-art equipment for commercial and industrial needs.
MIG is an acronym for metal inert gas, and is also referred to as metal arc welding, or GMAW, and is a common method used in custom sheet metal fabrication. With MIG welding, we use a continuous solid wire electrode that is fed through a welding gun and into a weld pool and joins the two base materials together. A shielding gas is also sent through the welding gun and protects the weld pool from contamination.
TIG stands for tungsten inert gas. We commonly use TIG welding, also known as gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), to secure equipment and machinery with clean, high quality welds. This process typically uses inert shielding gas and may be used with or without the addition of filler metal. The fundamental variables in TIG welding are arc voltage (arc length), welding current, travel speed, and shielding gas composition. The energy that the arc generates is proportionate to the current and the voltage.
Spot welding is also referred to as resistance spot welding. This method uses an electrical current that is delivered through two copper electrodes. We sandwich the parts between the electrodes and apply pressure to melt the spot to be fused. Then is solidifies to form a joint.
Our accomplished and highly skilled fabrication team produces strong and flawless welds with mastery.
For welding and sheet metal product fabrication to your exact specifications, Franklin Sheet. Metal is the clear choice. Contact us for a quote or answers to any questions you may have.