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Iron is the chemical element with the symbol Fe and the atomic number 26. It is the most common element making up earth as a whole.

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Metals; Iron

To coat iron or steel with a thin layer of zinc so that it does not rust. Metal is usually galvanized by the process called electrolysis.

wrought iron

Metals; Iron

Iron that is almost pure (less than 0.15% carbon). Can be shaped and forge welded with ease, but is soft and does not harden in the same way as steel. Wrought iron is rarely seen in molten from as it ...


Metals; Iron

Compound of Iron containing between 0.15 & 1.35% of carbon. Modern alloys include chromium, lead, manganese, molybenum, nickel vanadium & tungsten to give varying properties. Can generally be ...


Metals; Iron

By-product of heating / melting iron and steel. Consists of oxides and other impurities that are not generally wanted. The process of forming a slag is essential to remove impurities at almost every ...

shear steel

Metals; Iron

Before the development of crucible steel, blister steel was forged by repeated folding and forge welding to mix the areas of high and low carbon steel. Shear steel was the lowest quality generally ...


Metals; Iron

machine tool for forming forgings but relies on a slow powered push rather than the series of heavy blows from a Drop Hammer. Hydraulic presses can easily have a capacity to produce several thousand ...


Metals; Iron

Last and most widespread of the ways to produce wrought Iron from pig Iron. First devised by Henry Cort in 1784, but later revised by Joseph Hall in 1816. Solid iron, be it fresh pig iron or scrap ...

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