Metal Recycler is a type of recycler.
Take for example 100 stack of steel, of any kind, planet, stats, & etc.
Drop the steel in/on the Recycler "Smelting Machine" while it's in your inventory, whatever you drop in/on it turns into Smelted, with 200 to all stats, and will pop back in your inventory. So now you have a 100 stack of Smelted, and in this case, Smelted Steel.
This is helpful for grinding, or for items that don't require experimentation.
It gets rid of a lot the extra resources you can't use, and makes them into stacks you can use.
You have to target on Smelting Machine, while it is in inventory & click on Choose Recycle Type now you click on either Ferrous or Non-Ferrous then drop your resource on it, of the appropriate type.
Since Patch 27 recycler components drop from any npc
- Get the Metal Recycler Schematics from Canyon Corsairs on Lok.
- Get the Small Power Motors from Canyon Corsairs on Lok.
- Get the Heating Elements from Binayres on Talus.