by brevven

Adds titanium ore to the base game. Titanium is mined with lubricant and used in Low Density Structures, Flying Robot Frames and a few other places. Compatible with RSO, Krastorio 2, Space Exploration, and more. A standalone piece of BZ Mods. With graphics by snouz.

2 months ago
0.17 - 1.1
Mining Manufacturing


What is "BZ"?

BZ is two letters that were unique enough on the Factorio mod portal to not collide with other mod collections. You can pronounce it B's, as in Brevven's, or BEE-ZEE. Yes, the Very BZ mod pack's name is a bit of a groan-inducing pun. To learn more about the full collection of mods, see the forum thread.

What is the smelting ratio in the vanilla game?

A column of 24 stone furnaces fully smelts 1 yellow belt of titanium ore and yields 1/5 of a yellow belt of titanium plates

Why not rutile, etc?

Basically, I'm trying to match the level of realism to the vanilla factorio level, with maybe a slight nudge towards more realistic.

Can you make Titanium compatible with another mod?

Yes, I'll give it a shot. Post a thread with your request!

A stacked recipe isn't showing up from Deadlock Stacked Recipes.

Use this bridge mod

I wish a recipe was not changed.

There is now a "Bypass recipes" setting. You can decide which recipes you want this (or each) mod to bypass modifications for. It requires a comma-separated list of internal recipe names. Eg.:

transport-belt, underground-belt

You must use the "internal" recipe-name. If you're not sure how to find it, the easiest way is to use debug mode (F5) and mouse over the recipe in your handcrafting window. Find the recipe-name in the debug properties.

Detailed list of changes

(Steel plate changed to Titanium plate unless otherwise noted)

  • Flying Robot Frame
  • Low Density Structure
  • Steam Turbine (Titanium added)
  • Heat Exchanger (Titanium added)

All base-game "equipment" that used steel, any modded equipment that has "equipment" in the recipe name, including:

  • Portable Solar Panels
  • Belt Immunity Equipment
  • Discharge Defense
  • Energy Shield
  • Exoskeleton
  • Night vision
  • Personal Battery
  • Personal Roboport

Space Exploration mod items:

  • Alternate Low Density Structure recipe
  • Space Transport Belt
  • Space Underground Belt
  • Space Splitter
  • Space Pipe
  • Space Rail
  • Space Platform Scaffold (Titanium added)
  • Aeroframe Bulkhead (Titanium added)
  • Lattice-pressure-vessel (Titanium added)
  • (with Deadlock Space Exploration bridge) Space loader, space stacking beltbox

Krastorio 2 mod recipe changes

  • 10x Titanium ore yields average 2.5x titanium plates (16 seconds in stone furnace).
  • 10x Enriched Titanium yields 5x titanium plates. (Requires Enriched Titanium tech)
  • 9x Titanium Ore + 10 HCl + 25 Water yields 6x Enriched Titanium and some dirty water. (Requires Enriched Titanium tech)
  • Advanced Tech Card uses "Flying Robot Frame" instead of "Electrical Engine Unit" to incorporate titanium changes.

Rare metals changed to Titanium Plate for:

  • Electric mining drill mk2
  • Advanced Transport Belt
  • Advanced Loader, if enabled

Steel Plate changed to Titanium Plate for:

  • Quarry Drill
  • Singularity Lab
  • Stack Inserter & Stack Filter Inserter

  • Advanced Steam Turbine (Titanium added)

Aircraft changes

  • All steel used in aircraft changed to titanium.
  • Titanium added to afterburners.

Deep core mining

  • Depleted titanium ore fields leave behind titanium ore patches, deep core ore chunks can produce titanium chunks.

ModMash and FE+

  • Mod's version of Titanium replaced with this mod's Titanium.
  • A few additional minor recipe changes.


  • Adds Titanium dust mashing and smelting.
  • Titanium added to several higher tier recipes.


  • Uses Pyanodons Raw Ores version of Titanium.
  • Makes all applicable updates.
    Note that because LDS and flying robot frames have different recipes in Pymods, this mod's experience is just a minor thematic tweak in this case, and mostly affects equipment, and any other compatible mods such as Aircraft, Jetpack, etc.

Bob's Revamp only

  • Similar to vanilla, but Titanium applied to more recipes. Some recipes are not updated. Suggestions appreciated.


  • Uses whatever Titanium is provided (Bob's or Bob's+Angel's)
  • Makes some applicable updates
  • Tries not to break Bob progression, so in many places, steel is left as steel instead of using Titanium.
  • This ends up as the barest of tweaks, but it won't break.