What is Wrought Iron

What is Wrought Iron 2016-09-16T04:29:48+00:00

What is Wrought Iron

Wrought Iron  is low carbon steel (less than .08 Carbon) and is basically called  worked iron.   Wrought Iron  was historically used for many applications before steel  was invented. Unlike cast  Iron,  wrought Iron  can be fabricated without breaking when bending into railing . Wrought Iron  has been used for hundreds of years in the western world. Wrought Iron  is smelted using the bloomeries method  using iron ore with small amount of carbon.  Cast iron or Pig iron has a higher amount of carbon than wrought Iron . Wrought iron stared to be used as opposed to bronze in Asia  in the 2nd century , Wrought Iron  was used to create tools  , and weapons. Today wrought iron is primarily used for the fabrication of guard rails, fences, hand rails, and oriental  iron work.  Wrought Iron   was first manufactured in the United States in Virginia in about the 1500’s near  the James River.

Modern Uses Of  Wrought Iron

Wrought Iron  is  smelted and used for  the production of residual and commercial tubing, molded caps and punch  rail. This wrought Iron is easily fabricated into a strong safety guard rail for retaining walls, egress   walkouts ,hand rail, and guard railing.

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