Steel

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Steel (the metal formerly known as refined iron) is a metal resource added by IC². It is not generated as ore, but must be created from Iron in a Blast Furnace.

Forms

As steel has no ore, it does not go through ore processing; steel ingots are produced in a Blast Furnace from iron (in some form) plus 6000 mB of Air, obtained by placing Universal Fluid Cells in a Compressor.

Steel also has no dust form; if macerated, it will return Iron Dust.

(Note that the blast furnace UI below is outdated.)


Grid Steel Ingot.png
Grid Steel Plate.png


Grid Iron Dust.png



These forms of bronze are seen during metal shaping:

Ingot Block Plate Dense
Plate
Item
Casing
Shaft
Grid Steel Ingot.png
Grid Steel Block.png
Grid Steel Plate.png
Grid Dense Steel Plate.png
Grid Steel Item Casing.png
Grid Shaft (Steel).png

(All items link back to this page.)

Uses

Steel in plate form is used in crafting Grid Advanced Machine.png Advanced Machine Casings for making the more complex machinery of IC².

It is also used to make:

HAYO

Now some further instructions for those customers, who bought the slightly less expensive versions of this products-row in crafting blueprints form.

I would still recommend that you BUY all machines instead, but if you really want to, you may craft them as well.

First of all, you need the basic resource for all kind of advanced machines:

It's secret knowledge revealed to you now, but you can actually smelt iron ingots to even better iron ingots. Isn't that great?

They look better AND for sure are much more useful!