ThePipingMart Blog Grades AMS 5600 Stainless Steel – Composition, Properties, and Uses

AMS 5600 Stainless Steel – Composition, Properties, and Uses

AMS 5600

AMS 5600 is a special type of high-strength steel that has gained widespread acceptance in various industries for its exceptional mechanical properties. The unique composition of AMS 5600 can withstand extreme temperatures and high-pressure environments, making it an ideal material for aerospace, automotive, and defence applications.

If you want to learn more about this fascinating material, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll explore everything you need to know about AMS 5600, from its composition and physical properties to its mechanical properties and uses. So, let’s dive in!

What is AMS 5600?

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What Form Is AMS 5600 Available at Piping Mart?

  • Nuts
  • Bolts
  • Tubing
  • Channels
  • Fasteners
  • Electrodes
  • Sheer Plates

AMS 5600 Composition

AMS 5600 is classified as low-alloy steel that contains carbon, manganese, silicon, chromium, nickel, and molybdenum. The chemical composition varies depending on the type and grade of the material, but typically, it consists of 0.17% to 0.22% carbon, 0.7% to 1.5% manganese, and 0.5% to 0.8% silicon. Adding chromium, nickel, and molybdenum provides the material with enhanced mechanical properties and corrosion resistance.

C Mn Si P S Cr Ni N
5600 max: 0.15 max:2.0 max: 0.75 max: 0.045 max: 0.03 min: 17.0 max: 19.0 min: 8.0 max: 10.0 max: 0.10

AMS 5600 Physical Properties

AMS 5600 exhibits excellent physical properties that make it suitable for high-stress applications. It has a density of 7.85 g/cm³ and a melting point of 1425°C. The material also has high thermal conductivity, so it can quickly dissipate heat.

Density lbm/in3 Thermal Conductivity
(BTU/h ft. °F)
(in x 10(-6))
Modulus of
(psi x 10(6))
Coefficient of
Thermal Expansion
°F x 10(-6)
Specific Heat
at 68°F: 0.285 9.4 at 212°F 72.0 at 70°F 28 9.6 at 32 – 212°F 0.1200 at 32°F to 212°F 2500 to 2590
12.4 at 932 °F 10.2 at 32 – 1000°F
10.4 at 32 – 1500°F

AMS 5600 Mechanical Properties

What makes the AMS 5600 strip stand out is its remarkable mechanical properties. It has a tensile strength of up to 1600 MPa, the amount of stress the material can withstand. It also has a yield strength of up to 1400 MPa, the stress at which the material begins to deform. AMS5600 has excellent toughness and flexibility, so it can undergo large deformations without cracking.

Properties Metric Imperial
Tensile strength 620 MPa 89900 psi
Yield strength (@strain 0.200%) 275 MPa 39900 psi
Elastic modulus 193 GPa 28000 ksi
Poisson’s ratio 0.27-0.30 0.27-0.30
Elongation at break (in 50 mm) 55% 55%
Hardness, Brinell (converted from Rockwell B hardness) 147 147
Hardness, Knoop (converted from Rockwell B hardness) 164 164
Hardness, Rockwell B 85 85
Hardness, Vickers (converted from Rockwell B hardness) 147 147

AMS 5600 Equivalents

AMS 5515 AISI 302 AMS 5516 AMS 5636 AMS 5637
AMS 5688 ASME SA240 ASTM A167 ASTM A240 ASTM A276
ASTM A554 ASTM A666 FED QQ-S-763 FED QQ-S-766 FED QQ-W-423
ASTM A580 MIL SPEC MIL-S-862 SAE 30302 SAE J230 SAE J405
AMS 5788 DIN 1.4319 MIL S-7720 QQ S763 QQ S766

AMS 5600 Uses

AMS 5600 is a versatile material that finds applications in various industries. Aerospace is used to construct aeroplanes, rockets, and satellites due to its ability to withstand high temperatures and mechanical stress. In the automotive industry, it’s used to manufacture high-performance engine parts and suspension systems. In the military, it’s used to produce tanks, armoured vehicles, and other defence equipment.

AMS 5600 Hardness

The hardness of AMS 5600 plate varies depending on the type and grade of the material. However, it’s known to have a high hardness level, which is measured using the Rockwell hardness scale. Typically, AMS 5600 has a Rockwell hardness of 30 to 35 HRC, which makes it extremely durable and resistant to wear and tear.

AMS 5600 Heat Treatment

Heat treatment is a process used to improve the mechanical properties of AMS 5600 material. It involves heating the material to a specific temperature and then cooling it down rapidly or slowly to achieve the desired properties. The heat treatment process can enhance the material’s strength, flexibility, and toughness, making it more suitable for high-stress applications.


AMS 5600 is a remarkable material with exceptional mechanical properties that make it ideal for high-stress applications. Thanks to its unique composition, physical and mechanical properties, it’s used in various industries, from aerospace to defence. Whether you’re an engineer, a scientist, or a student, this material is worth studying to better understand its properties and applications.

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