In its perfect condition, wrought iron is simply pure iron, but, owing to impurities (to a certain degree) being present, it only approximates to that condition.
Iron construction that is created by the use of heating iron and pounding it into a shape with a hammer.
A commercial iron that has little use today and has been replaced by mild steel. It was commonly produced by the puddling process. The temperatures employed in its production are too low to render it fluid, it is heated until it forms a pasty mass then it is squeezed or forged. The process does not lend itself to removal of impurities so it contains an appreciable quantity of slag. It will not respond to any heat treatment designed to increase the hardness or strength.
That shaped by beating or hammering for decorative effect. Wrought iron is also a low-carbon metal that can be elongated without breakage and is highly resistant to corrosion.
iron having a low carbon content that is tough and malleable and so can be forged and welded
A fibrous iron alloy very low in carbon, which is particularly malleable and amenable to being worked both hot and cold by hammering, twisting, bending and forming.
Iron which has been worked ('wrought') by hammering on a forge. - DEFINITIONS Return to glossary index
Iron with a low carbon content which has been worked or â€œdrawnâ€ to align atoms into a microscopic â€œgrainâ€. Used for decorative and structural elements.
A comparitively pure form of iron which is easily forged and does not harden quickly, so that it can be shaped or hammered by hand in contrast to molded cast iron.
A molded form of iron used for decorative railings, gates, furniture, etc. No terms for letter x.
A tough malleable, relatively soft, form of iron suitable for forging or rolling; not cast.
An easily molded form of iron used for decorative railings, gates, furniture, etc. The term is loosely used to describe steel or aluminum used in the same manner.
Wrought iron is commercially pure iron, having a very small carbon content (not more than 0.15 percent), but usually containing some slag. It is tough, malleable, and ductile and is easily welded. However, it is too soft for blades and swords, at least for their cutting edges, which are usually made of steel with a higher carbon content.