Pigs, Puddlers & Patterns: An Introduction to the History, Manufacture & Repair of Cast Iron

Event Description

This seminar – held at the heart of the Early Industrial Revolution – will explore various aspects of the making, forming and repair of cast iron, focusing on:

  • History of iron-making: how pig iron becomes ‘wrought’ or ‘cast’; different types of furnaces; technical progression
  • Pattern Making: types of patterns and how they work; things to think about when designing/specifying
  • Products: overview of Coalbrookdale castings, from kitchenware to industrial applications
  • Repair of cast iron: different techniques & problem solving

 

The day will include a bespoke tour of the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron.  Programme details below (may be subject to change).

Tickets: £85 including lunch (students £40). Early bird ticket £70 for bookings before 30th April 2019

Travel: Car-parking on site is £3/day.  If travelling by train to Telford (6 miles from the Museum) please let us know and we may be able to organise a shared taxi.

You can download the full programme for the day Pigs, Puddlers & Patterns seminar programme (.pdf) .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT WILL SUPPORT EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN HERITAGE IRONWORK.

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