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Steel beams should be used in some form of alternative recipe i think, such as:

 

6 steel beams + 2 steel pipes = 3 Modular frames

6 Aluminum Sheets + 4 steel beams = 3 Heatsinks (object obtained from a crashed pod)
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Well the point is to use alternate recipes to only use steel pipe, you can do the same with iron ingot replacing copper

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Steel beams are THE part of the Mk3 conveyors and Encased beams. Once you upgrade to Mk4, and the alternate encased beams recipe, the beams become pretty much useless. You can entirely move over to pipes for everything

This is changing for the trains, since you'll need beams and pipes to build train tracks.
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There was a steel screw recipe introduced recently and it's very effective, so things are improving...
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Except you don't usually want any screws in your production chain and use alt recipes without screws.
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I'm hoping to see more uses for screws, primarily due to the above mentioned recipe. If you need screws, it's good. If you don't need it you don't have much to complain about.
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