Primary silicon in hypereutectic aluminum-silicon alloys is very hard, not only imparting improved wear resistance but also decreasing tool life during machining. This article discusses the importance of primary silicon refinement and the process of accomplishing primary silicon refinement.
John L. Jorstad, Refinement of the Primary Silicon Phase in Hypereutectic Aluminum-Silicon Alloys, Casting, Vol 15, ASM Handbook, Edited By Srinath Viswanathan, Diran Apelian, Raymond J. Donahue, Babu DasGupta, Michael Gywn, John L. Jorstad, Raymond W. Monroe, Mahi Sahoo, Thomas E. Prucha, Daniel Twarog, ASM International, 2008, p 263–265, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v15.a0005247
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