200 – 270 BHN
Charpy Impact Properties (Longitudinal Specimen), Minimum 20 ft-lb @ -40 ºF (27 J @ -40 ºC)
AR250 steel can be cut with plasma, oxy-Acetylene, laser, and water jet as well as with abrasive cut off saws.
Drilling, countersinking, counterboring, tapping, milling, and general machining can be done with conventional equipment and carbide tools.
AR250 steel plates are made for improved formability with low levels of carbon and sulphur for inclusion shape control.
Up to .75" can be cold bent to minimum inside bend radius of 1.75t (where t is the plate thickness) with the bend axis transverse to the rolling direction. A radius of 2.5t can be used when bending parallel to the roll direction.
For plate over .750" a radius of 3t is recommended when forming transverse to the rolling direction.
AR250 steel has excellent weldability and can be welded with simple procedures and common consumables such as E7018.