Saturday, December 21, 2013

(Medieval +) Iron Production - Animated

 Passed along by Don Abott (via the Bladesmith Forum)

One major point : this represents late Medieval iron production - the use of a large blast furnace to convert iron to a high carbon cast iron. This is a two set process (as illustrated), with the resulting ingots needing a second carbon *reduction* phase to convert the material to a lower carbon wrought iron which can be forged (hammered).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Here is a link to a site with the full video available of the Disney steel making cartoon:


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