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How is Silicon Used Within The Manufacturing Of Steel Alloys?


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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