Mars® 600

Ultra high-hardness steel (600 HB) for ballistic protection

Mars® 600 is an ultra high hard armor steel (600 HB) having both very high ballistic performances and integration possibilities similar to those of structural materials.

Mars® 600 is an innovative product from the Center Materials Research of Le Creusot, and Industeel rich expertise for over a quarter century on modern 600 HB materials.

Mars® 600 is a multipurpose 600HB with an impressive ballistic behavior in terms of deformation capacity, resistance to multi-impacts with workability (mainly bending) close to a 500HB steel.

Mars® 600 is the material of the future that will change designs meeting both light weight and integration requirements of manufacturers. Its greats properties suggest unlimited of use possibilities.

Standard

INDUSTEEL: Mars® 600
Mars® 600 satisfies requirements of following specifications:
• France : NF A 36-800-1 THD4
• Germany : TL 2350-0000 Quality T
• U.K. : DEF STAN 95-24 Class 5
• USA : MIL 32 332 Class 1

Chemical analysis

C S P Si Mn Ni Cr Mo
.40 – .50 ≤ .002 ≤ .010 ≤ 1.0 ≤ 1.0 1.4 – 2.4 ≤ .5 ≤ .5

Mechanical properties

As supplied Hardness Yield Strength UTS Elongation Charpy V
-40°Transversal to rolling direction
HB MPa ksi MPa ksi 5d(%) J* ft.lbs*
Minimum values 578 – 655 ≥ 1300 189 ≥ 2000 ≥ 290 ≥ 7 ≥ 16 ≥ 12
Typical values 601 1450 210 2150 305 10 23 17

* standard specimen 10 x 10 mm

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Technical data and information are to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. However, they may be subjected to some slight variations due to our ongoing research programmes. Therefore, we suggest that information be verified at time of enquiry or order. Furthermore, in service, real conditions are specific for each application. The data presented here are for the purpose of description only, and can be considered as guarantees only when written formal approval has been provided by our company. Industeel reserves the right to change its product range at any time without prior notice.