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TruSHIELD

BALLISTIC STEEL THAT HAS YOUR BACK

Like a trusted bodyguard, the integrity of TruSHIELD commercial grade armor plate provides a safe protective barrier and delivers complete protection in crucial moments. TruSHIELD steel has earned the confidence of those who routinely find themselves in demanding and dangerous situations when the protection of human life is at stake.

With our independent laboratory-tested material, backed by an expert metallurgical team, CMC Impact Metals is a leading U.S. armor plate producer. Our products are protecting soldiers and service members around the globe.

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Impact resistance and toughness

TruSHIELD is melted and manufactured in the U.S. Our heat treating, quenching and tempering processes create a tough steel product that meets or exceeds both commercial and military requirements. Like its name implies, TruSHIELD can absorb multiple concurrent and repetitive impacts without failure, regardless of the application.

Quality and performance

TruSHIELD’s advanced metallurgical martensitic grain structure is produced by our unique heat-treating, quenching and tempering process and results in a steel designed to meet or exceed the required hardness for every application. We produce a lightweight, impact-resistant steel with a wide range of armor grades backed by independent laboratory testing. TruSHIELD steel holds superior ballistic properties, which enables manufacturers to use less steel in end-use applications without sacrificing the required protection levels. 

Formability and weldability 

The refined chemical composition and our heat-treating, quench and tempering processes are used to produce TruSHIELD with the ductility necessary for formability and fabrication in downstream manufacturing processes. Manufacturers and fabricators can use most conventional, manual or automated welding processes when working with TruSHIELD products. 

Surface quality 

TruSHIELD plate products have a superior surface quality that has a smooth finish ready for exposed or painted applications. Please inquire about our shot blasting and rust preventative applications. 


TruSHIELD - COMMERCIAL GRADE ARMOR AND BALLISTIC PLATE PRODUCTS 

Commercial armor grade plate is available with ballistic test reports included for all products. 

TruSHIELD Product and Protection Levels
Product NIJ III A NIJ III NIJ IV EN 1063 B6 EN 1063 B7 Stanag Level III
TruSHIELD 500 .098”
(2.5 mm)
.250”
(6.5 mm)
.500”
(12.7 mm)
.250”
(6.5 mm)
.500”
(12.7 mm)
TruSHIELD 600 .197”
(5.0 mm)
.394”
(10.0 mm)
.197”
(5.0 mm)
.394”
(10.0 mm)
.315”
(8.0 mm)
TruSHIELD 650 .197”
(5.0 mm)
.394”
(10.0 mm)
.197”
(5.0 mm)
.394”
(10.0 mm)
.315”
(8.0 mm)

TruSHIELD may also meet other protection level requirements depending on thickness and grade. Please inquire for additional details. 

Applications

TruSHIELD is the ideal choice for commercial armor and ballistic steel needs and can meet the most rigorous specifications for commercial applications including:

  • Cash-in-transit trucks
  • Bank counters & cages
  • Body armor inserts
  • Vehicle protection (armored cars, limousines)
  • Guard buildings
  • Safe room protection 
  • Ballistic resistant doors

Click on the product name to download the specification sheet.

Armor and Ballistic Plate Products
Commercial Specification Thicknesses Widths Lengths Carbon Equivalency Hardness Range Hardness (nominal HBW) Charpy Impacts (typical) @-40°F (-40°C)
TruSHIELD 500 Plate Up to 0.500”
(12.7 mm)
Up to 60”
(1524 mm)
Up to 288”
(7315.2 mm)
0.61 470 - 535 500 22 ft-lbs (29.8 J)
TruSHIELD 550 Plate Up to 0.500”
(12.7 mm)
Up to 60”
​(1524 mm)
Up to 288”
(7315.2 mm)
0.70 525 - 570 550 18 ft-lbs (24.4 J)
TruSHIELD 600 Plate Up to 0.500”
(12.7 mm)
Up to 60”
​(1524 mm)
Up to 144”
(3657.6 mm)
0.84 570 - 650 600 10 ft-lbs (13.5 J)
TruSHIELD 650 Plate Up to 0.500”
(12.7 mm)
Up to 60”
​(1524 mm)
Up to 144” (3657.6 mm) 1.00 625 - 700 650 10 ft-lbs (13.5 J)

Chart shows minimum values unless otherwise noted.

CMC Impact Metals sets the standard for flatness on light gauge quenched and tempered products with our state-of-the-art process. As a result, we guarantee a flatness of 1/4 ASTM A6 on TruSHIELD 500 plate products .300” and thinner. Learn about our TruFLAT technology here. 



ARMOR STEEL DEFENSE PRODUCTS 

CMC proudly supplies armor steel defense products to protect our country’s service members. We produce MIL-Spec armor and abrasion resistant plate for the military and government defense markets. During the Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) build-up, CMC Impact Metals became the first new armor plate supplier approved by the Department of Defense (DoD) in over two decades. 

We produce a range of defense steel products per military standards and specifications by government agencies for projects and applications that include vehicle armor, ballistic testing and specific threat levels. The performance of our armor grades can provide weight savings with thinner, stronger steel for fuel savings, while meeting rigorous testing requirements. 

Military applications 

  • Armored military vehicles: 
    • MRAP vehicles 
    • HMMWVs 
    • Abrams tanks 
    • Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) 
  • Government vehicles 
  • Embassy buildings/installations 
  • Guard shacks 

Defense products 

Based on specifications required, CMC Impact Metals can provide products to meet various protection level requirements depending on thickness and grade. Please inquire for additional details. 

Defense Products
Military Specifications Class Thicknesses
(inches)
Widths
(inches)
MIL-DTL-12560K   I - IV  0.125” - 0.500”
(3.175 mm - 12.7 mm)
Up to 60”
(1524 mm) 
MIL-DTL-46100E   I 0.098” - 0.500”
(2.49 mm - 12.7 mm)
Up to 60”
​(1524 mm) 
MIL-DTL-32332   I, II 0.118” - 0.500”
(2.99 mm - 12.7 mm)
Up to 60”
​(1524 mm) 
To learn more about TruSHIELD or our military defense products or request a quote, contact us today.
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