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NHIG - Heritage Ironwork Seminar

‘Pigs, Puddlers & Patterns’ - An Introduction to the History, Manufacture & Repair of Cast Iron

Date: Friday 21st June

Time: 9.30am-4.30pm

Location: Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron, Coach Road, Coalbrookdale, Telford TF8 7DQ

Price: £85 including lunch and refreshments (£40 students) Early bird discount: £70

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 museum.

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