Silicon is a non-metallic element occurring extensively in the earth’s crust. Silicon forms the basis for glass, semi-conducting devices, bricks and concrete, and silicones.
Effects of Silicon in steel alloys
Silicon is used primarily as a deoxidizer with other elements in steel. Silicon will also increase tensile strength, toughness and hardness.
- (+) Used as a deoxidizer.
- (+) Increases toughness.
- (+) Increases tensile strength.
- (+) Increases hardness.
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