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Dynamic Armor 600

Dynamic Armor 600® steel plate is an ultra high hardness ballistic steel plate product that is available in thicknesses from 3/16” through 5/8” (4.7mm through 15.8mm). This specialty plate product is specifically designed for lightweight armor applications that require maximum protection & resistance to ballistic threats. Dynamic Armor 600 plate exhibits a superior combination of ballistic resistance, hardness, and flatness. Dynamic Armor 600 steel plate is produced using an optimum combination of carbon and alloy content, to offer a maximum resistance to ballistic penetration.

 

Ballistic Resistance

Dynamic Armor 600® plate is designed to meet or exceed the ballistic requirements set forth in the latest revision of the MIL-DTL-32332 specification.

Click here for the ballistics threat protection levels brochure.

 

Hardness

Dynamic Armor 600® plate has a Brinell hardness range of 570-650 and a nominal hardness of 600 BHN.

 

Composition

Dynamic Armor 600CMnPSSiNiCrMoCu
3/16″ – 2″ Thickness
4.7mm – 50.8mm
.40/.461.300.0200.0100.402.001.501.000.25

 

ThicknessCarbon Equivalent
3/16″ – 5/8″
4.7mm – 50.8mm
CE = 0.78 TypicalCE = C + Mn/6 + (Cr + Mo + V)/5 + (Cu + Ni)/15

 

Mechanical Properties

(Typical in a .375″ (9.52mm) thick plate)

Tensile strength= 295 ksi (1,689 MPa)
Yield strength= 235 ksi (1,413 MPa)
Elongation= 4%
Impact toughness= 6 ft-lbs (8 J) Longitudinal (LCVN) at -40°F (-40°C)
6 ft-lbs (8 J) Tranvers (LCVN) at -40°F (-40°C)

 

Flatness

Dynamic Armor 600® plate is produced to ½ ASTM A6 Commercial Flatness Tolerances.

 

Production Size Campacity

Dynamic Armor 600® plate is produced in thicknesses from 3/16” (4.7mm) through 5/8” (15.8mm) and in widths from 60” through 96”. Standard thicknesses include 3/16”, ¼”, 5/16”, 3/8” ½”, and 5/8”. Maximum length is 580”. Standard pattern widths and lengths are 96” x 288”, 96” x 240” and 96” x 480”. Metric and other sizes are available on inquiry (* – inquire on 3/16”, ¼” and 5/16” sizes for availability).

 

Thermal Cutting

Dynamic Armor 600® plate can be thermally cut using conventional methods of laser, plasma, and oxy-fuel cutting techniques provided that the following guidelines are followed. For thicknesses ranging from 3/16” – 5/16”(4.76mm – 7.93mm), a minimum plate temperature of 65°F (18°C) is recommended prior to cutting. For thicknesses greater than 5/16”(7.93mm), a preheat temperature of 250°F (121°C) is recommended.

 

Cold Forming

Forming of the Dynamic Armor 600® plate is not recommended due to the extremely high material hardness and strength.

 

Welding

Dynamic Armor 600® plate can be welded using conventional welding practices such as SMAW, GMAW and SAW provided austenitic stainless filler metal is used in conjunction with the low hydrogen welding practices. Interpass temperatures should not exceed 400°F (205°C) and postweld heat treatment is not recommended if the original hardness levels are to be maintained.

 

Applications

Dynamic Armor 600® plate is used in a variety of lightweight armor applications where maximum protection and resistance to ballistic threats is critical such as: armored personnel carriers, tanks, tactical combat vehicles, armored municipal & government vehicles, personal armored cars, armored cabs, bullet proof vest inserts, turret gunner shields, etc.

The information is for reference purposes only. Please inquire for specific capabilities to meet your needs.

 

Disclaimer

Dynamic Armor is not produced to a military standard. Dynamic Armor has been successfully tested against the firing requirements of various ballistic standards on a heat lot per thickness basis.
Ballistic tests are performed by 3rd party testing facility.
The chart above should be used as a guide to material selection, but in no way guarantees steel performance in these conditions.

Notice: Due to the wide variety of projectiles and the fact that ballistic performance is not a quantitative science, Dynamic Armor makes no guarantee or warranties as to the ballistic capabilities of Dynamic Armor plate. Dynamic Armor personnel will provide mill certificates and the independent 3rd party ballistic test results, on a heat lot basis, to demonstrate the typical ballistic performance against various ballistic standards, which can be used as a guide in material selection.

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