Astroneer - Tungsten

astroneer tungsten

Tungsten is a refined resource in Astroneer. It will be one of the first resources that players need to travel to another planet to obtain. Tungsten is created by smelting wolframite ore. In the real world, tungsten is generally refined further to create tungsten carbide where it will be used to improve the durability of cutting blades due to it being incredibly strong.

How Do You Get Tungsten?

In order to get tungsten, you will first need to obtain Wolframite ore. This will require you to travel to the moon of Terran. Once you have wolframite, you will need to use a smelting furnace and it will produce tungsten.

Structure Input Output
Smelting Furnace 1 Wolframite 1 Tungsten

What is Tungsten Used For?

Tungsten is used for creating some critical structures in Astronneer. It will actually be the key ingredient in helping you travel further into the solar system as it will allow you to create better rocket thrusters.

Once you have created all of the key structures that Tungsten allows you to create, you will also be able to use a chemistry lab to create tungsten carbide that will allow you to construct a large number of drill improvements for mining.

Creation Method Input Output Item/Structure
Backpack Printer 1 Tungsten Floodlight
Small Printer 1 Tungsten, 1 Steel Hydrazine Thruster
1 Tungsten, 1 Aluminium Medium Generator
1 Rubber, 1 Tungsten Winch
Medium Printer 1 Tungsten, 1 Glass, 1 Ceramic Chemistry Lab
1 Iron, 1 Tungsten, 1 Component Trade Platform
Chemistry Lab 1 Tungsten, 1 Carbon Tungsten Carbide
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