You're right that the nickel/cobalt/iron recipe is even better than manganese. Have you noticed that ferrous sorting also gives you nickel and cobalt?Warrie wrote:Correct me if im wrong but isnt the same true for silicon? if you break it down you can create 4 silicon ore out of 4 crushed ores. while with mangese you get 2 mangese and 2 iron ores from 4 crushed wich is worse, steel wise.Zephyrinius wrote:Ferrous sorting is by far the most efficient way to make steel, since manganese converts to steel at 1:1 whereas iron is 4:1.
Still the nickel/cobalt/iron recipe seems most efficient crushed ore>steel wise.
Regarding silicon: you can't make steel purely from silicon -- you need some iron anyway. And if you're getting your silicon from combined sorting, it costs 4 ores + a catalyst, which is equivalent to 4.5 crushed ores to get 4 silicon ore. The same goes for producing nickel and cobalt from mixed sorting -- you need catalysts. I'm not saying that you should only use ferrous sorting, but it is more efficient as long as you can use all the products.
Ahi, I didn't know that. Thanks!Warrie wrote:But prod modules are now enabled for assembling machines in sheet coil>plate wich makes the strand casting route ~twice as productive as the casting one.Zephyrinius wrote:currently prod modules are allowed in casting machines but not in strand casting machines.