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Smelts ore into ingots.
Can be automated by feeding ore into it with a conveyor belt connected to the input. The produced ingots can be automatically extracted by connecting a conveyor belt to the output.
Unlocked at Tier 0 - HUB Upgrade 2
Category Production
Subcategory Smelters
Power Usage 4 MW
Overclockable Yes
Inputs 1
Outputs 1
Dimensions (Area 54 m2)
Width 6 m
Length 9 m
Height 9 m
Required items
Iron Rod.png
Smelting ore down to usable ingots has never been this easy! Feed it whatever ore you find, set the recipe, and out comes the life-blood of any successful factory!
~ Caterina Parks's assistant Steve

The Smelter is a building used to smelt raw ores into ingots.

Recipes[edit | edit source]

Recipe NameCrafting Time (sec)IngredientsProducts
Caterium Ingot43x  Caterium Ore45.0/min
1x  Caterium Ingot15/min
Copper Ingot21x  Copper Ore30.0/min
1x  Copper Ingot30/min
Iron Ingot21x  Iron Ore30.0/min
1x  Iron Ingot30/min
alt Pure Aluminum Ingot22x  Aluminum Scrap60.0/min
1x  Aluminum Ingot30/min

Overclocking[edit | edit source]

Main article: Clock speed

The Smelter can be overclocked using Power Shards. Overclocking increases the input/output speed of the Smelter at the cost of greatly increased power demand proportional to output.

Clock speed 25% 50% 75% 100% 150% 200% 250%
Consumption (MW) 0.44 1.32 2.52 4 7.65 12.13 17.33

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • All Smelter recipes have more effective alternatives in Refineries, obtained as alternate recipes. In the late game, Smelters can be completely replaced by Refineries, at the cost of requiring a bit more space and drawing more power, but greatly increasing ingot yield (except for Aluminum).

Gallery[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • Patch Fixed incorrect material application on the Smelter and Foundry
  • Patch Updated VFX for the Smelter and Coal Generator
  • Patch 0.3: Clearance tweaks for Foundry, Constructor & Smelter
  • Patch 0.1.10: Re-aligned Foundry and Smelter's inputs to allow for tighter connections
  • Patch 0.1.9: Adjusted alignments of I/O:s on Foundry, Coal Generator, Fuel Generator, Oil Refinery, Constructor, Smelter and Assembler
  • Patch 0.1.5: Clearance adjustments for Smelters, Constructors, and Assemblers
  • Patch Closed Alpha 3: Implemented the Significance Manager and added support for Smelters and Constructors
  • Patch Closed Alpha 2: Building Sounds: Smelter and miner will no longer animate & make sounds when idle.