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.