AR500 | AR500F

AR500, or AR500F steel, is a high-carbon alloy steel with great strength and impact resistance that’s supplied nationwide across our 40+ branches.

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Typical Standards

ThicknessWidthLength
3/16" - 4"48" - 120"96" - 480"

General Info About AR500 / AR500F

This is a high-carbon alloy steel that is perfect for severe weather conditions. Its a high strength steel grade with excellent wear and impact resistance.

More Details About AR500 / AR500F

  • Advantages/Disadvantages

    This grade withstands wear and tear, and has good corrosion resistance. Its a high strength steel with excellent impact and sliding resistance, and decent welding capability. However, one disadvantage is malleability. It is considered to have fair formability.

  • Industries

    It is often used in the mining, aggregate, and material handling industries.

  • Applications

    It is best for heavy wear applications. This includes mining equipment, armor, truck plows, dump trucks, and buckets.

  • Machining

    It has good machinability.

  • Welding

    It has good weldability.

  • Heat Treatment

    It is heat treatable.

Frequently Asked Questions About AR500 / AR500F

  • What is AR500 steel used for?

    This grade is used where high wear and impact resistance is required. This includes heavy machinery found in the mining, aggregate, and construction industries.

  • Is this grade bendable?

    This steel shows excellent strength. This makes the steel durable, and resistant to wear and deformation due to impact. The tradeoff, however, it that it is not formable, this includes bending.

  • What is the difference between AR400 and AR500 steel?

    The Brinell Hardness number differentiates the abrasion resistant steel grades. Therefore, AR400 will have a lower hardness than AR500 / AR500F. AR450 is not recommended for machining, but is formable. Meanwhile AR500 / AR500F is not formable, but shows good machinability.

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