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Wearalloy Steel Forming Services 

Ford Steel is a leading provider of AR steel plate forming services. Wearalloy 400 and 450 can be cold formed in a press brake or rolls. At sharper bends, wear plate forming should be performed with the axis of bend at right angles to the rolling direction or cross-grain of the plate. The rough edges on the plate should be removed by grinding prior to forming. It is necessary to allow for a bending radius of 3 to 5 times that of ordinary steel. Minimal cold forming can be performed on our Wearalloy 500 with proper equipment.

AR Steel Plate Forming Capabilities

At Ford Steel, we have an array of press brakes and plate rolls that can form, bend, and roll AR steel plate up to 4” thick. Our company provides the option of assembly and finishing that include fastening, surface preparation, sandblasting, and heat treating. The press brake machines in our facility are capable of creating a variety of hot and cold form steel plates that meet 100% quality inspection. 

Highly Trained Team

Quality Customer Service

Experienced Press Operators

Quality Products

100% quality inspection

Cost Effective

Quick Lead Times

No Minimum Order

On Time Deliveries

Shapes Formed by AR Steel Plate Forming

Shapes Formed by AR Steel Plate Forming

Ford Steel takes pride in the time and precision spent to get the exact shapes you need for your application. Our 3D modeling and nesting system allows us to make shapes of all sizes, we specialize in:

  • Custom pipes
  • Cones
  • Custom shapes
  • Spiral
  • Helical
  • Ellipse
  • Oval
  • Heavy wall tight diameter cylinders


ThicknessPounds per Square Foot
1 - 1/4"51.05
1 - 1/2"61.26
1 - 3/4"71.47
2 - 1/2"102.1

Common Industries and Applications

There are a variety of industries that use abrasion resistant steel for projects that require attention to wear-resistant and impact resistant. As one of the top global AR steel plate forming service providers, Ford Steel commonly provides service for these following industries:

  • Mining
  • Sand & gravel
  • Aggregate
  • Asphalt
  • Cement
  • Power
  • Scrap
  • Pulp/paper
  • Slag

Why Ford Steel?

Ford Steel specializes in Wearalloy steel plate fabrication with the use of state-of-the-art technology for welding, forming, and bending steel plates to meet your unique applications. Our mission is to provide the best quality steel at a competitive price so that you spend less time shopping around and more time on your projects.  With a highly trained team, quality products, and quick lead times, Ford Steel is the right choice whenever your company needs wear resistant steel plate forming services.  

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