How is wrought iron different from steel?

How is wrought iron different from steel?


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Sunil Kumar FP
askIITians Faculty 183 Points
8 years ago

wrought iron combines pure iron ore with a glassy material called iron silicate, while steel contains carbon,

Steel possesses greater tensile strength than wrought iron. Steel may show more vulnerability to corrosion than wrought iron, with the exception of stainless steel

Both metals go through a firing process to give them strength. Wrought iron forms during charcoal firing or as a byproduct of cast iron production. Steel forging adds and removes various compounds and oxides to create the final alloy.

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