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Wrought Iron

Wrought Iron is no longer produced on a commercial scale. It is an iron (Fe) alloy with a very low carbon (C) content, ranging from 0, 1 to 0, 25 % of its weight and contains a very low amount of impurities, like sulfur (S), phosphorous (P), silicon (Si) and manganese (Mn), only 0, 25% or less.

Wrought iron is tough, malleable, ductile and easily welded, but these days it is outperformed on every aspect by one or more steel alloys at much lower cost. It has been replaced in almost every application by steel since steel alloys became more widely available and steel prices dropped to almost half the price of wrought iron. The word 'wrought' comes from 'To work'. Wrought iron was generally worked to finished products by (black)smiths.



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