How to Get Iron in Astroneer

How to Get Iron in Astroneer

Last Updated on 15 January, 2022

How to Get Iron in Astroneer – Learn how to create Iron, its uses, and how to get all the ingredients involved

Iron is a refined resource that is crafted in the Smelting Furnace, requires Hematite, and has a byte value of 425 bytes.

How to Get Iron in Astroneer – Source

Iron cannot be found, you must create it from the following recipe

Requires: Smelting Furnace Module | Recipe: x1 Hematite = x1 Iron

How to Create the Smelting Furnace?

Requires: Medium Printer  Module | Recipe: Smelting Furnace Module = Resin x2 + Compound

Resin: Resin is obtained by using the Terrain Tool on deposits that can be found on all of the Planets

  • The Soil Centrifuge produces 8 Resin with two full Canisters of Soil
  • The Trade Platform gives 2 Resin for every Scrap, up to 8 total for 4 Scrap

Compound: can be found and gathered with the Terrain Tool on all of the planets, with varying rarity on each planet

  • The Soil Centrifuge produces 8 Compound with two full Canisters of Soil
  • The Trade Platform gives 2 Compound for every Scrap, up to 8 total for 4 Scrap.

How to Get Hematite?

Hematite can be found on the following planets:

  • Novus > Cave Layers
  • Glacio > Ice Dunes and Mantle Layers

The Trade Platform gives 2 Hematite for every 3 Scrap, up to 4 total for 6 Scrap.

How to Get Iron in Astroneer – Uses

These are all the items that require Iron in their recipes:

Small Printer Recipes

Everything you can create on the Small Printer, and the resources you’ll need, plus Iron

  • Medium Shredder = Iron x2

Medium Printer Recipes

Everything you can create on the Medium Printer, and the resources you’ll need, plus Iron

  • Atmospheric Condenser = Plastic + Glass + Iron
  • Large Shredder = Tungsten Carbide + Iron x2
  • Large Platform C = Resin + Ceramic + Iron
  • Trade Platform = Iron + Tungsten + EXO Chip

Large Printer Recipes

Everything you can create on the Large Printer, and the resources you’ll need, plus Iron

  • XL Wind Turbine = Iron + Ceramic + Graphene + Aluminum Alloy
  • Extra Large Platform A = Iron x2 + Ceramic x2
  • Extra Large Platform B = Iron x4
  • Figurine Platform = Iron x4
  • Extra Large Platform C = Iron x2 + Resin x2

Chemistry Lab Recipes

Everything you can create on the Chemistry Lab, and the resources you’ll need, plus Iron

  • Steel = Carbon + Argon + Iron

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