Smelters can be found in most large towns, as well as near many mine entrances.
|Source (Ore)||Produces Ingot(s)|
|Corundum Ore (2)||Corundum Ingot|
|Bent Dwemer Scrap Metal||Dwarven Metal Ingot (3)|
|Large Decorative Dwemer Strut||Dwarven Metal Ingot (2)|
|Large Dwemer Plate Metal||Dwarven Metal Ingot (3)|
|Large Dwemer Strut||Dwarven Metal Ingot (3)|
|Small Dwemer Plate Metal||Dwarven Metal Ingot (3)|
|Solid Dwemer Metal||Dwarven Metal Ingot (5)|
|Ebony Ore (2)||Ebony Ingot|
|Gold Ore (2)||Gold Ingot|
|Iron Ore (1)||Iron Ingot|
|Malachite Ore (2)||Refined Malachite|
|Moonstone Ore (2)||Refined Moonstone|
|Orichalcum Ore (2)||Orichalcum Ingot|
|Quicksilver Ore (2)||Quicksilver Ingot|
|Silver Ore (2)||Silver Ingot|
|Corundum Ore (1), Iron Ore (1)||Steel Ingot|
There are six different materials that can be smelted into Dwarven metal ingots, but looting all of them from Dwemer Ruins will usually be impossible because of their weight. However, if one has the patience to walk throughout a Dwemer ruin, once one leaves, they can drop enough ingot material to fast travel anywhere they need to place the metal in a secure place. Then simply fast travel back to the ruins and pick up what they can carry, repeat as necessary. (Note: make sure to place the Dwemer metal at the front entrance to the ruins, so that when fast traveling back and forth, they do not need to go hunting for treasures that they already looted). A better option would be to have a horse waiting out front and fast travel once mounted.
Due to the ratio between weight and resulting ingots, it is a lot more efficient to collect Small Dwemer Plate Metal, Large Dwemer Plate Metal and Bent Dwemer Scrap Metal, than Large Dwemer Strut, Large Decorative Dwemer Strut or Solid Dwemer Metal.
Also note that, confusingly, Dwemer Scrap Metal can not be smelted at all.
|Material||Weight||# of Ingots||Weight per Ingot|
|Bent Dwemer Scrap Metal||2||3||0.67|
|Small Dwemer Plate Metal||2||3||0.67|
|Large Dwemer Plate Metal||2||3||0.67|
|Solid Dwemer Metal||25||5||5|
|Large Dwemer Strut||20||3||6.67|
|Large Decorative Dwemer Strut||15||2||7.5|
- Stalhrim does not need to be smelted, as it is used in the state from which it is mined.