An alloy is a connection, fusion of raw materials. In PlaneShift there are at the moment 2 known alloys, steel and bronze.
To manufacture alloys, the correct amount of materials must be put into the furnace. Now, combining must be pressed and the new alloy is already finished. After a few seconds the new material is melted and it can a stock be manufactured, which one can be further processed to a handle, a blade, and so on.