Aluminium is a refined resource in Astroneer that is crafted from Laterite. You will find this metal quite early in the game and it is used for the creation of various vehicles and lightweight machines.
How Do You Get Aluminium / Aluminum?
Hands up if you have ever heard of Laterite before this? Me neither! It is actually a real thing though. In order to get Aluminium in Astroneer, you will need to find some caves below the surface of the planet in order to find some Laterite. If you smelt the laterite in a furnace, you will end up with a block of Aluminium.
|Smelting Furnace||1 Laterite||1 Aluminium|
What is Aluminium Used For?
Aluminium is used in the construction of vehicles and other lightweight structures and machines. Depending on how you play, this might be a metal that you need a lot of or need hardly any of. When the time comes to start using it, you will find there is more than enough laterite to satisfy your construction needs.
|Creation Method||Input||Output Item/Structure|
|Small Printer||1 Ceramic, 1 Aluminium||Oxygenator|
|1 Tungsten, 1 Aluminium||Medium Generator|
|1 Compound, 1 Aluminium||Trailer|
|1 Ammonium, 1 Aluminium||Solid-Fuel Thruster|
|1 Aluminium, 1 Graphite||Auto Arm|
|Medium Printer||2 Compound, 1 Aluminium||Soil Centrifuge|
|2 Ceramic, 1 Aluminium||Landing Pad|
|1 Compound, 1 Aluminium||Buggy|
|Large Printer||2 Aluminium||Small Shuttle|
|Chemistry Lab||1 Aluminium, 1 Copper||Aluminium Alloy|
What Does Aluminum Look Like?
If you are hoping to come across Aluminum, you are not going to find it. Knowing what it looks like will not help. You will need to look out for the natural resource that is refined to create aluminium. To do this, you will need to locate a resource called laterite. This is refined to create Aluminum.