Silicon is a main staple in the metal casting industry. Nonferrous metalcasters typically use pure silicon to reduce the melting temperature, improve abrasion resistance, and improve the fluidity of the metal. Ferrous metal casters usually use a 50% or 75% ferrosilicon. FeSi has many uses. It can be a silicon raiser for the furnace, the foundry grade can be an inoculant for iron, and silicon is present in steel, increasing the strength and hardness.
Carpenter Brothers, Inc. carries many different sizes and purities of silicon. Call today to get a quote for the material that will meet your specifications.