Wrought iron is the purest form of iron.
What is wrought iron?
Wrought iron is composed primarily of iron with 1 to 2% of added slag, the by-product of iron ore smelting, generally a mix of silicon, sulphur, phosphorous, and aluminium oxides. It is a soft, ductile, fibrous variety produced from a semi fused mass of relatively pure iron globules. The iron is removed from heat during manufacture and worked with a hammer while still hot to get it into its intended final form.
The following are the list of applications of wrought iron:
- Decorative items such as railings, outdoor stairs, fences and gates
- Nuts and bolts