Structural modification of hypoeutectic Al-Si alloy EN-AC 46000 alloy influences its microstructure and mechanical properties. In a series of examinations the EN-AC 46000 alloy has been doped with Cr, W and Mo. The study involved the differential thermal analysis (DTA) and the light microscopy structural analysis of the samples cut from pressure die castings and from samples cast into the DTA cup. The DTA and microstructure analyses revealed new phases in the alloy doped with mentioned additives. The strength properties measurements of the alloys doped with Cr, W and Mo showed significant improvement in tensile strength and elongation, while preserving good hardness.
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