Press Brake Forming and Bending – Custom Fabrication of Steel Plate Products

The Halvorsen Company provides custom precision large press brake forming (hot and cold) and bending up to 30’ long in addition to heavy steel plate fabrication services. Our CNC press brakes produce precisely formed custom parts and components.

Our experienced technicians specialize in heavy plate rolling, large CNC brake forming, heavy plate bending, nickel alloy plate fabrication, carbon alloy plate fabrication and heavy plate straightening. We are experts at rolling, forming, fabricating, section rolling, flattening, metal bending, machining, heavy weldments, grinding, polishing, cutting and NDE inspection of heavy plate components. We have the ability to provide documented CMM inspection on formed parts. Our facilities house a 2000 ton x 30′ press brake for the processing of large plates.

To talk to us about press brake forming and bending services, call 1-800-423-7080 and ask for Justin Frick or a Sales Engineer or email

Press Brake Forming and Bending Capabilities:

  • Machine Capacity to 2000 Tons
  • Length Capacity to 30′
  • “Cold” and “Hot” Forming
  • Cones and Transitions
  • Plate Straightening
  • Plate Bending
  • Plate Rolling
  • Capacity to Form Material to 8″ Thick

Heavy Steel, Alloy and Other Materials Processed, Formed and Bent:

  • Pressure Vessel Quality Carbon Steel
  • Chrome Moly Steels 4140, 4150 and 4340
  • Abrasion Resistant (Hardox, Lukens AR, Astralloy)
  • 11-14% Hadfield Manganese
  • 300 and 400 Series Stainless Steel
  • High Nickel Alloys Including 600, 601, 617, 625, 825 and 800H
  • Aluminum
  • Copper

The Halvorsen Company uses extremely powerful hydraulic press brakes to bend very thick and heavy steel and other plate materials. Our heavy duty press brakes (brake presses or brakes) have the capacity to form and bend some of the heaviest steel used in heavy industrial applications. Our press brake work is considered to be the best in the business. We also provide CNC plasma cutting, CNC burning, machining, welding, coating, painting, finishing, blasting, heat treating, beveling and shearing services

Brake forming is one of the oldest mechanical metal deformation process used in heavy industrial applications. We are AWSD 1.1 compliant, ISO 9000 compliant and API 650 compliant. Halvorsen’s press brake forming services are capable of forming and bending steel and alloy plates from 1/4” to 8” in thickness. The Halvorsen Company is one of largest press brake forming and plate rolling facilities in the Midwestern United States. We serve industries in Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Indiana, New York, Illinois, Kansas, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and other Midwestern states.

Our press brake operators are experienced and dedicated to customer satisfaction. We operate numerous mechanical and hydraulic press brakes, one of which has a 2000 ton capacity. Our press brake facilities enable our technicians to accurately form steel and alloy plates into a variety of geometrical shapes and segments including, pipe clamps, heavy walled cylinders and cones, cylindrical segments, angles, single bend brackets, compound curves, knuckle segments, dished plates, rings, channels, eccentric cones and reducers, pipe clamps and special shapes. Most of the steel we bend and form using a press brake is an alloy containing mostly iron with carbon content between 0.2% and 2.1% although we also process high quality carbon steel and stainless steel.

The Halvorsen Company is uniquely equipped to handle our customer’s heavy brake forming requirements. We also provide custom long press brake forming services. The Halvorsen Company has been forming and bending steel since 1955. Our experience, heavy steel fabrication facilities and a wide variety of dies allow us to form many different types of components, segments and parts for our clients. We can frequently reduce the cost of metal fabrications by using our long press brakes to form components in one piece, which eliminates welding and assembly costs.

We invite your business to consider our press brake forming company for your press brake forming, bending and cutting requirements. Because of our heavy steel fabrication facilities, we focus on heavy steel plate rather than sheet metal. If you need sheet metal press brake forming, we are probably not the right company for you. We excel at heavy steel plate fabrications as opposed to sheet metal fabrication. Click here for a list of sheet metal fabricators from Thomasnet. However, if you have steel plate or heavy alloy plates that need to be bent or formed using a press brake, please call us at 1-800-423-7080.

We can process many grades of hot rolled steel plate and pressure vessel plate (SA516 PVQ and PVQ quality carbon steel plate). Your company can order heavy steel plate from a steel service center or heavy steel plate supplier that specializes in stocking, processing and delivering carbon and alloy steel plate and have it delivered to our press brake forming and bending facilities in Cleveland, Ohio. Additionally, we can help you with your selection of material and order the heavy steel plate for your fabrication project.

To get an estimate for press brake forming and bending services, to submit a design or CAD drawing, request a quote or submit an RFQ, ask a sales engineer a question, discuss your current project, place a fabrication order or to schedule a tour of our press brake forming and bending facilities, please call 1-800-423-7080 and ask for Justin Frick or a Sales Engineer or email