An Introduction to the History of Manufacture and Repair of Cast Iron

Starts: Friday, 21st June 2019 - 9.30am

Ends: Friday, 21st June 2019 - 4.30pm

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

About this event

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

How to book

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

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.

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

 

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