wrought iron

wrought iron
a commercial iron that has little use today and has been replaced by mild steel.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.

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  • Wrought iron — is commercially pure iron. In contrast to steel, it has a very low carbon content. It is a fibrous material due to the slag inclusions (a normal constituent). This is also what gives it a grain resembling wood, which is visible when it is etched… …   Wikipedia

  • wrought iron — wrought iron, adj. a form of iron, almost entirely free of carbon and having a fibrous structure including a uniformly distributed slag content, that is readily forged and welded. [1670 80] * * * One of the two forms in which iron is obtained by… …   Universalium

  • Wrought iron — Iron I ron ([imac] [u^]rn), n. [OE. iren, AS. [=i]ren, [=i]sen, [=i]sern; akin to D. ijzer, OS. [=i]sarn, OHG. [=i]sarn, [=i]san, G. eisen, Icel. [=i]sarn, j[=a]rn, Sw. & Dan. jern, and perh. to E. ice; cf. Ir. iarann, W. haiarn, Armor. houarn.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wrought iron — Wrought Wrought, a. Worked; elaborated; not rough or crude. [1913 Webster] {Wrought iron}. See under {Iron}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wrought iron — n. a kind of iron that contains some slag and very little carbon: it is resistant to corrosion, tough, and ductile, and is used in fences, grating, rivets, etc. wrought iron adj …   English World dictionary

  • wrought-iron — wroughtˈ iron adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑wrought …   Useful english dictionary

  • wrought iron — n [U] long thin pieces of iron formed into shapes to make gates, fences etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wrought iron — noun uncount iron used for making things such as fences and gates, especially for decoration …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wrought iron — ► NOUN ▪ a tough malleable form of iron suitable for forging or rolling rather than casting …   English terms dictionary

  • Wrought iron — Wrought iron. См. Сварочное железо. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • wrought iron — noun iron having a low carbon content that is tough and malleable and so can be forged and welded (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑iron, ↑Fe, ↑atomic number 26 • Hyponyms: ↑Swedish iron • Substance Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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