Students forge ahead, with help from blacksmiths

October 20, 2017

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.

Craig Arnold speaks at Blacksmithing event.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.


Craig Arnold blacksmithing demo.

New Jersey Blacksmith Association acting chairman Bruce Freeman introduces students to forging hot metal.


CBE senior Helen Park forging and twisting a piece of steel

Helen Park, a senior in chemical and biological engineering, forges and twists a piece of steel.