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Franklin Sheet Metal
Established 19531-10 Employees
Franklin Sheet Metal was established in 1953, making us one of the oldest metal fabricators in New England. Since then, we’ve continued to keep pace with the ever-changing needs of our customers, adding state-of-the-art equipment and streamlining processes based on knowledge and experience. In 2020, Franklin Sheet Metal joined the Potentia family of companies in order to expand our capabilities and provide cost-saving, synergistic opportunities for our customers.
Franklin Sheet Metal
231 Cottage Street
Franklin, MA 02038
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Sheet Metal
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. SAW CUTTING 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 & 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.
Stainless Steel 304
Copper C110
Copper 101
Aluminum 5052
Steel, Low Carbon
Stainless Steel 316/316L
Aluminum 6061-T6
Fabrication
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 WELDING 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 WELDING 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 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.
Riveting