Since beskar is an extremely heat-tolerant metal and even survives lightsaber and blaster attacks, how do the Mandalorian metalsmiths forge such a metal?

The only thing that could vaporise the metal seems to be an 'Arc Pulse Generator'.

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    How is Beskar forged? Very carefully. Commented Nov 27, 2020 at 12:12
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    Per The Mandalorian, they seem to use a very high temperature burner to heat some kind of flat plate. That plate melts the beskar when it's placed on it.
    – Valorum
    Commented Nov 27, 2020 at 12:19
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    @pankajdoharey my mistake for not finishing the comment. I was trying to say that Beskar, by its own, isn't that strong as the alloy. So it could be melted in the forge (that we see in the TV series) and melted to make a much stronger alloy.
    – Shreedhar
    Commented Nov 27, 2020 at 13:20
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    Production of alloys for military purposes is an art: There is a slim book about that: Military Metallurgy Commented Nov 27, 2020 at 21:40
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    @PaulD.Waite you missed the golden opportunity to comment using the phrase- Manda“Lore” 😅
    – Shreedhar
    Commented Nov 29, 2020 at 15:16

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We see some beskar being forged in The Mandalorian Season 1, Episode 1 (and then again Episode 4). In short, it's placed on a black metal or ceramic plate that is sitting over a series of blue-flamed burners. The forger presses a button which causes the metal to melt into a liquid which is then poured into a mold. The forger presses another button which stamps the liquid beskar plate into shape and then uses hand-tools to engrave shapes and markings onto it. It seems to be initially workable in much the same way you'd work a soft metal like tin or pewter but then hardens to a material that is stronger than classic steel after it has cooled.

It's not really clear what the button push is doing, possibly passing a current through the metal, creating some kind of induction field (or, more mundanely, maybe just turning the burners up a little).

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  • Interesting hypothesis. Commented Nov 28, 2020 at 18:01

The concept is simple.

Every metal has a melting point. The Mandalorians just have a forge that can heat the metal to its melting point, which is significantly higher than that of other metals.

As for the Arc Pulse Generator being the only thing that could vaporize it, that's simply not true. The APG never vaporized the metal, it's purpose was to heat the metal until it killed the wearer, not vaporize it. As vaporizing it would be a huge waste of money than if they were to just heat it until the point that they wearers die.

Not only that but in the show The Mandolorian, there is a forge (as shown in one of the previous answers) that can heat the metal to its melting point.

So the conclusion is that they forge it like any other metal, they heat it till it melts, then they use either a casting system or another working system to shape the melted metal to whatever shape they want.

Edit: I did more research and found out that while forging, they don't necessarily temper the Iron, but the Mandalorians actually add other elements to the Beskar Iron to turn it into Beskar Steel which is way more durable. The exact elements and process of adding those elements is a closely-guarded secret of the Mandalorians.

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