This research aimed to prepareAl-12Si alloys by powder metallurgy method because of its
commercial and technological importance. Aluminum and Silicon powders were used, then
mixed and blended together and classified into four parts, carbon powder was added to the
three parts (5,10 and 15% wt) and the last remain as it is. These powders were mixed to
ensure a good distribution of Zinc powder, and then they compacted in is ostatic cold pressure
at 10 ton, the compact samples were sintered in furnace under argon gas at 530°C for one
hour, These samples were then prepared (grinded, polished and etched) for them icrostructure
examination, density, porosity, microhardness, X-ray diffraction and wear resistance. The
results showed anincrease in the density and the hardness with addition ratio.