How to Get Iron in Astroneer

How to Get Iron In Astroneer – Find out how to make Iron, what it does, and how you can get all the necessary ingredients


Iron, a highly refined resource, is created in the Smelting Furnace. It requires Hematite and has a byte size of 425 bytes.


Astroneer: How to Get Iron – Source

Iron is not easily found. You must make it using the following recipe

Recipe: x1 Hematite = x1 Iron

How do you create the Smelting Furnace

Recipe: Smelting Furnace Module = Resin x2 + Compound

Resin – Resin can be obtained using the Terrain tool on deposits that are found on all the Planets

  • The Soil Centrifuge makes 8 Resin and two full Soil Canisters
  • Trade Platform offers 2 Resin per Scrap, up to 8 total scraps for 8.

Compound can be found on all planets using the Terrain Tool, with varying rarities on each planet


  • The Soil Centrifuge makes 8 Compound and two full Soil Canisters
  • Trade Platform offers 2 Compounds for each Scrap. Up to 8 total for 4 Scrap.

How to get Hematite

Hematite is found on these planets:

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

The Trade Platform provides 2 Hematite per 3 Scraps, or up to 4 total for 6 scraps.

Astroneer: How to Get Iron – Uses

These are the items that need Iron in their recipes.

Small Printer Recipes

The Small Printer can do everything you need.


  • Medium Shredder = iron x2

Medium Printer Recipes

The Medium Printer can do everything you need.

  • 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

You can make everything on the Large Printer.


  • 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

All you can make in the Chemistry Lab and all the resources you’ll require plus Iron

  • Steel = Iron