Glass is a refined resource in Astroneer. It can either be crafted or can occasionally be found in the debris and ruined structures on various planets. Glass can be created quite early in the game and is a key component in many crafting recipes. Generally, something like sand is used in real life to produce glass but in Astroneer, you will need to go mining below the planet’s surface to find the resources needed to refine into glass.
How Do You Get Glass?
You can sometimes find Glass on ruined structures on various planets. Quartz is a natural resource that when smelted, will produce glass. Use the crafting recipe below to create glass. Quartz can be found below the planet surface in caves and is easy enough to find.
|Smelting Furnace||1 Quartz||1 Glass|
What is Glass Used For?
If you have gathered some glass and are wondering what it is used for, here is some help. Here are all of the things you can create using glass.
|Creation Method||Input||Output Item/Structure|
|Backpack Printer||1 Glass||Small Oxygen Tank|
|1 Glass||Small Wind Turbine|
|Small Printer||1 Copper, 1 Glass||Medium Solar Panel|
|1 Glass, 1 Ceramic||Medium Wind Turbine|
|1 Plastic, 1 Glass||Medium Resource Canister|
|Medium Printer||1 Ceramic, 1 Tungsten, 1 Glass||Chemistry Lab|
|1 Plastic, 1 Glass, 1 Iron||Atmospheric Condenser|
|1 Glass, 1 Titanium, 1 Nanocarbon Alloy||Large Resource Canister|
|Large Printer||1 Copper, 1 Glass, 1 Plastic, 1 Graphene||Solar Array|
Where To Find Glass In Astroneer
Glass is not a natural resource and as such, it is not possible for you to locate it on any planet. There are several locations with ruins and treasure like locations where you will be able to find one or two pieces of it but in general, you will need to craft it using a furnace.
In order to find glass, you will need to dig below the surface of a planet and look for a resource called quartz. Once you have a unit of this, you can place it in a smelting furnace to turn it into a unit of glass which you can use in any of the crafting recipes above.