Wrought iron


An iron which is forged (formed by heating in a furnace and hammering, bending, etc.) and welded; joining two pieces of metal by applying heat, sometimes with pressure, and sometimes with an additional melted metal. It contains less than .3% carbon and 1-2% slag. Cast iron, on the other hand, is a more brittle, nonmalleable alloy of iron and carbon, which is shaped by from pouring it molten into a mold.(pr. RAWT I:-ərn)