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ABRASION RESISTANT
IMPACT RESISTANT
MachinabLE

AR500 Steel for repetitive wear

Knowing when to use AR500 over AR400 can be a little tricky.

AR500 steel is built to withstand the same gradual abrasion over extended periods of time, making it well suited for large machinery that endures constant wear. Like its AR counterparts, it also offers outstanding economical value by requiring little maintenance.

High through-hardness is also present in this material, which means that as the wearing action begins to remove some of the surface layer, the quality of abrasion resistance remains constant. 

Material Details

Details
Advertised Thickness.119″ | 3.02mm
GaugeN/A
Thickness Tolerance Positive.030″
Thickness Tolerance Negative.030″
Cutting ProcessFiber Laser
Cut Tolerance.005″
Available Operations
DeburringNo
BendingNo
TappingNo
Powder CoatingNo
HardwareNo
Design Considerations
Min Part Size.25″ x .375″
Max Part Size44″ x 30″
Min Hole Size.042″
Min Bridge Size.060″
Tab and Slot Tolerance

.035″

Properties
Material CompositionIron (Fe): 95.6
Nickel (Ni): 1.0
Manganese (Mn): 0.95
Chromium (Cr): 0.75
Molybdenum (Mo): 0.75
Silicon (Si): 0.65
Carbon (C): 0.31
Phosphorus (P): 0.025
Sulfur (S): 0.0050
Boron (B): 0.0030
Tensile Strength (Ultimate)225 ksi
Tensile Strength (Yield)200 ksi
Shear Strength 
Shear Modulus 
Fatigue Strength 
Brinell Hardness450
Elongation at Break12%
Elastic Modulus 
Poisson’s Ratio 
Thermal Conductivity 
Melting Point 
MagneticYes
Details
Advertised Thickness.187″ | 4.75mm
GaugeN/A
Thickness Tolerance Positive.040″
Thickness Tolerance Negative.040″
Cutting ProcessFiber Laser
Cut Tolerance.005″
Available Operations
DeburringNo
BendingNo
TappingNo
Powder CoatingNo
HardwareNo
Design Considerations
Min Part Size.5″ x .5″
Max Part Size44″ x 30″
Min Hole Size.065″
Min Bridge Size.065″
Tab and Slot Tolerance

.050″

Properties
Material CompositionIron (Fe): 95.6
Nickel (Ni): 1.0
Manganese (Mn): 0.95
Chromium (Cr): 0.75
Molybdenum (Mo): 0.75
Silicon (Si): 0.65
Carbon (C): 0.31
Phosphorus (P): 0.025
Sulfur (S): 0.0050
Boron (B): 0.0030
Tensile Strength (Ultimate)225 ksi
Tensile Strength (Yield)200 ksi
Shear Strength 
Shear Modulus 
Fatigue Strength 
Brinell Hardness450
Elongation at Break12%
Elastic Modulus 
Poisson’s Ratio 
Thermal Conductivity 
Melting Point 
MagneticYes
Details
Advertised Thickness.250″ | 6.35mm
GaugeN/A
Thickness Tolerance Positive.040″
Thickness Tolerance Negative.040″
Cutting ProcessFiber Laser
Cut Tolerance.005″
Available Operations
DeburringNo
BendingNo
TappingNo
Powder CoatingNo
HardwareNo
Design Considerations
Min Part Size.5″ x .75″
Max Part Size44″ x 30″
Min Hole Size.088″
Min Bridge Size.125″
Tab and Slot Tolerance

.050″

Properties
Material CompositionIron (Fe): 95.6
Nickel (Ni): 1.0
Manganese (Mn): 0.95
Chromium (Cr): 0.75
Molybdenum (Mo): 0.75
Silicon (Si): 0.65
Carbon (C): 0.31
Phosphorus (P): 0.025
Sulfur (S): 0.0050
Boron (B): 0.0030
Tensile Strength (Ultimate)225 ksi
Tensile Strength (Yield)200 ksi
Shear Strength 
Shear Modulus 
Fatigue Strength 
Brinell Hardness450
Elongation at Break12%
Elastic Modulus 
Poisson’s Ratio 
Thermal Conductivity 
Melting Point 
MagneticYes
Details
Advertised Thickness.375″ | 9.53mm
GaugeN/A
Thickness Tolerance Positive.040″
Thickness Tolerance Negative.040″
Cutting ProcessFiber Laser
Cut Tolerance.005″
Available Operations
DeburringNo
BendingNo
TappingNo
Powder CoatingNo
HardwareNo
Design Considerations
Min Part Size1″ x 1″
Max Part Size44″ x 30″
Min Hole Size.131″
Min Bridge Size.125″
Tab and Slot Tolerance

.050″

Properties
Material CompositionIron (Fe): 95.6
Nickel (Ni): 1.0
Manganese (Mn): 0.95
Chromium (Cr): 0.75
Molybdenum (Mo): 0.75
Silicon (Si): 0.65
Carbon (C): 0.31
Phosphorus (P): 0.025
Sulfur (S): 0.0050
Boron (B): 0.0030
Tensile Strength (Ultimate)225 ksi
Tensile Strength (Yield)200 ksi
Shear Strength 
Shear Modulus 
Fatigue Strength 
Brinell Hardness450
Elongation at Break12%
Elastic Modulus 
Poisson’s Ratio 
Thermal Conductivity 
Melting Point 
MagneticYes
Details
Advertised Thickness.500″ | 12.7mm
GaugeN/A
Thickness Tolerance Positive.040″
Thickness Tolerance Negative.040″
Cutting ProcessFiber Laser
Cut Tolerance.005″
Available Operations
DeburringNo
BendingNo
TappingNo
Powder CoatingNo
HardwareNo
Design Considerations
Min Part Size1″ x 1″
Max Part Size44″ x 30″
Min Hole Size.250″
Min Bridge Size.250″
Tab and Slot Tolerance

.050″

Properties
Material CompositionIron (Fe): 95.6
Nickel (Ni): 1.0
Manganese (Mn): 0.95
Chromium (Cr): 0.75
Molybdenum (Mo): 0.75
Silicon (Si): 0.65
Carbon (C): 0.31
Phosphorus (P): 0.025
Sulfur (S): 0.0050
Boron (B): 0.0030
Tensile Strength (Ultimate)225 ksi
Tensile Strength (Yield)200 ksi
Shear Strength 
Shear Modulus 
Fatigue Strength 
Brinell Hardness450
Elongation at Break12%
Elastic Modulus 
Poisson’s Ratio 
Thermal Conductivity 
Melting Point 
MagneticYes

Common Uses

  • Combat robotics armor plates
  • sprockets/gears
  • Heavy equipment wear plates
  • Shooting targets
  • Bed liners for heavy equipment
  • And so much more!

Our laser cut AR500 steel is guaranteed

We guarantee awesome quality parts. If you’re not 100% happy, we’ll give you a refund or remake on the spot – no questions, no hassle.

Material Charts and Guidelines

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