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What is wrought iron?

Karen Henry Article Casting design Information materials Metal Short Article Wrought iron

What is wrought iron? Wrought iron is a purer iron with lower carbon content. The roughness of wrought iron gives the metal its unique antique-style. Wrought iron is tough, malleable, ductile and can be easily welded.  How is wrought iron made? Wrought iron was traditionally made in a bloomery furnace.  About Wrought Iron Wrought iron is commercially pure iron - with a very low carbon content. This is in contrast to steel, an alloy - another popular coat stand material (see steel coat stands) which has a higher carbon content. Steel = 2% carbon + iron. Wrought iron is a fibrous material....

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