Outokumpu’s Forta H-Series is a family of ultra high strength steel grades and a new product in Outokumpu’s Forta range. The base material is Forta H500 and, depending on the degree of cold rolling, the Outokumpu grades Forta H800 and Forta H1000 can be derived.
The Forta H-Series is alloyed with manganese and chromium and is fully austenitic with a special hardening mechanism for cold forming. It does not contain nickel. The Forta H-Series is a new product in Outokumpu’s Forta range, grouping high strength materials.
The Forta H-Series is intended for the use in automotive and transportation applications, especially in crash-relevant structural components, complex part geometries or components in or in the periphery of electric engines.
Due to its well-balanced chemical composition, the Forta H-Series combines a high yield strength and an excellent formability, what results in a high energy absorption and therefore also in a high lightweight construction potential.