The Smelter (or the Ore Refinery) is one of the Modules in Astroneer. Used in early game to process certain resources.
- Ore Refinement: It is most commonly used to process resources (Malachite, Laterite, and Possibly Hematite) into their refined version, this process costs 8 bars of Power are capable of refining up to 4 Resources in one cycle.
- Fuel Refinement: One of the smelter's newest liquid counterpart named the Hydrazine Refinery has the ability to refine solid resource such as Ammonium into Hydrazine, this process cost the as much as ore refining, but requires Canisters of equal amount as a catalyst to store the product.
- Interrupting the smelter while it's working would originally cause it's unrefined resource to get stuck on it's slots
- The smelter has gone trough the most changes during it's development, it currently have 3 different pre-alpha version, and an automated pre-release version of it.
Pre-Release Smelter (also automated)