pig iron

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Semi-finished metal produced from iron ore in blast furnace, containing 92 percent iron, high amounts of carbon (typically up to 3.5 percent), and balance largely manganese and silicone plus small amounts of phosphorus, sulfur, and other impurities. Pig iron is further refined in a furnace for conversion into steel. It gets its name from the shape of trough (resembling a pig) in which it used to be cast in the 19th century.

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I was talking to a friend and the subject of pig iron came up, which was strange, cause I didn't know a lot about it.
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If you want to be able to do a job a lot faster than you may want to use pig iron which can be more easily manipulated.
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We had used the pig iron in the process which was vital to our engineering process as it functioned optimally.
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