HOW TO MAKE STAINLESS STEEL? pls help meeeeeeeeeeeeee.
put Invar, Iron, Manganese and Chrome in the Crucible and you’re good to go? Note how i said Invar and not Nickel.
and why NEI not shows how to do all this?
It shows the recipe under combination smelting.
I’m pretty sure it does show it in Combination Smelting, just as Corax said. Where were you looking for it instead?
literally made a batch of stainless steel yesterday. If you right click a stainless steel ingot in NEI and cycle through you’ll see the recipe under combination smelting. It takes 4 wrought iron ingots, 3 invar ingots, 1 chromium ingot and 1 manganese ingot.
Do make sure you are using wrought iron, iron heating to 2011K, and as Greg mentioned use pre-made invar (2 wrought iron and 1 nickel) otherwise you’ll end up with nichrome as the molten nickel will mix with the molten chromium before the iron has time to melt.
Leftclick is for Recipes, Rightclick is for Usage.
I guessed , had a 50/50 shot at getting that right.
You don’t have to pre-make the invar; you just have to make sure not to add the chromium until after the iron and nickel have fused into invar at 2011k ( and there’s no extra nickel ). When I went to make the metric ass-ton of stainless steel to build the distillation tower this time, I used a large steel crucible and threw in 140 magnetite, 30 carbon dust, let it heat up to 1811K where it reduced to 60 iron, then added the 10 nickel, waited for it to hit 2011K and turn the iron into wrought and some invar, then tossed in the 10 chromium and manganese. Worked like a charm and I was free to mess about with other things for several minutes while a pair of fluidized bed invar burning boxes heated the large crucible, then killed them and used a small invar liquid burning box burning creosote oil to gently maintain the temperature while half a dozen redstone controlled molds poured and auto hoppered out the plates. Very handy. When using a regular crucible, just divide by 10, and be sure to put out the fire as soon as the stainless forms and watch that it doesn’t melt the crucible before actually going out then quickly pincer out all of the stainless before it cools. Do NOT try to continuously add ingredients one or two at a time as you pour out one or two stainless at a time like you can do when making bronze.