Is cast iron better than wrought iron?

What's the difference between cast and wrought iron? Is cast iron stronger?

Asked by Sharon on 15th Mar 2023
Expert Trade Answers
"It depends what your wanting to use it for:-

The following have some major differences between wrought iron and cast iron: Wrought iron has high tensile strength and is resistant to tensile loading. Cast iron has a relatively low tensile strength but is excellent under compression. Cast iron is brittle and hard. Wrought iron is ductile and relatively soft.

Usually cast iron is used for melting down and putting in moulds and being machined

Wrought Iron is more used for making gates in welding and fabrication in which a blacksmith uses to heat up and hammer down to get the shapes required as it’s more durable when heated and keeps its form."
Answered on 15th Mar 2023 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
"Wrought iron is maluable, cast iron is brittle . So wrought iron has my vote"
Answered on 30th Mar 2023 - Member since Mar 2023 - report
"Cast iron you can braked with the hammer 🔨
Wrought iron can't be braked with the hammer"
Answered on 10th Apr 2023 - Member since Apr 2023 - report
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