Iron Foundry principles…
A foundry is a factory that produces metal castings. Metals are cast into shapes by melting them into a liquid, pouring the metal in a mold, and removing the mold material or casting after the metal has solidified as it cools. The most common metals processed are aluminum and cast iron.
Specialized furnaces are used to heat the metal. Furnaces are refractory-lined vessels that contain the material to be melted and provide the energy to melt it. Furnace design is a complex process, and the design can be optimized based on multiple factors. Furnaces in foundries can be any size, ranging from small ones used to melt precious metals to furnaces weighing several tons, designed to melt hundreds of pounds of scrap at one time. They are designed according to the type of metals that are to be melted. For low temperature melting point alloys, such as zinc or tin, melting furnaces may reach around 500 °C (932 °F). For high melting point alloys such as steel or nickel-based alloys, the furnace must be designed for temperatures over 1,600 °C (2,910 °F)!
Our body is a specialized foundry— always changing, molding, and re-molding itself. At times our furnace is fully engaged with a blazing fire, or our flame may be reduced to a tiny flicker. What we were yesterday is not what we will be tomorrow. We are wonderfully made with ability to change. The journey always continues.
A crucible is a ceramic or metal container in which metals or other substances may be melted or subjected to very high temperatures. While crucibles historically were usually made from clay, they can be made from any material that withstands temperatures high enough to melt or otherwise alter its contents.
The melting point for iron is extremely high at 2,800°F! An iron crucible must be exceedingly strong and continue to maintain it’s strength to be able to withstand the melting point of iron…
Stoke the fire within…
The foundry furnace with an inadequate flame is unable to melt metal or prepare molten iron as part of the remolding process. Through thoughtful introspection and foundational transformation YOU can stoke the foundry of your being with a renewed fire. Intentional wellness begins with you.
Eight Iron Foundry Principles and foundation for whole person health and wellness include:
The journey always continues and you can move forward. A certified health coach can help.
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