The Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials held its fifth annual blacksmithing event on Saturday, October 14th.
Professional blacksmiths from the New Jersey Blacksmith Association spent a day with students on hammering and forging techniques. Everyone had a hands-on experience hammering a keepsake. The event is hosted by the Princeton Student Chapter of the Materials Research Society. Photographer Sameer Khan (Fotobuddy) captured some images from the day.
Prof. Craig Arnold, director of the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials, discusses steel and blacksmithing with visitors during the event. He is also a professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
New Jersey Blacksmith Association acting chairman Bruce Freeman introduces students to forging hot metal.
Helen Park, a senior in chemical and biological engineering, forges and twists a piece of steel.