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The Fabricator is an appliance which can be used to craft food & water, equipment, tools and machines from raw, basic or advanced materials.

One Fabricator can be found in Lifepod 5. Lifepod 5 is the player's starting location, so the use of this Fabricator is vital towards the player's progress and survival. Additional Fabricators can be constructed with the Habitat Builder and placed inside a Cyclops or a Seabase module.

Within the Vehicle Upgrade Console, Scanner Room and Cyclops are unique fabricators, which only fabricate Seamoth/Prawn Suit upgrades, Scanner Room upgrades and Cyclops upgrades, respectively.

Usage

When activated with LMB, it will display an interface from which the player can choose an item to craft. If the player has the required materials to craft an item, the item will be in color and highlighted in blue; otherwise, the item will be greyed out and highlighted in grey.

When the Fabricator finishes crafting an item, it will usually place it in the player's inventory. However, if the player moves away from the Fabricator during the crafting process, the newly crafted item will remain in the Fabricator, and the player must come back and manually pick it up. In this case, the player will receive a notification that their item is ready. Bulkier items, such as the Waterproof Locker, also remain in the Fabricator until the player picks them up manually. The Fabricator cannot be used to craft items while there are still items in it that have not been picked up.

By default, the Fabricator interface disappears while it is crafting an item and reappears when it finishes crafting the item. The player can hold Shift when they select an item to craft to leave the interface open during crafting.

The Fabricator requires Energy to operate, and will consume 10 Energy per item crafted from whatever it is built inside. If there is not enough Energy, the Fabricator cannot be used. The Fabricator does not require energy to operate in Creative Mode.

Recipe

TitaniumGoldTable Coral SampleArrow-right (1)BuilderArrow-right (1)Fabricator


Fabricator Crafting Sections

The Fabricator has four main recipe categories:

Resources

Sustenance

Personal

Equipment

TitaniumTitaniumTitaniumArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Tank
TankGlassGlassTitanium×4Silver OreArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)High Capacity O₂ Tank
Silicone RubberSilicone RubberArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Fins
Fiber MeshFiber MeshLeadLeadArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Radiation SuitRadiation GlovesRadiation Helmet
Synthetic FibersSynthetic FibersArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Reinforced Dive SuitReinforced Gloves
Fiber MeshFiber MeshSilver OreSilver OreArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Stillsuit
Fiber MeshArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)First Aid Kit
TitaniumTitaniumTitaniumArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Fire Extinguisher
Wiring KitFiber MeshArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Rebreather
Copper WireWiring KitArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Compass
TitaniumTitaniumArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Pipe×5
TitaniumTitaniumArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Pipe Surface Floater
Ion CrystalDiamondDiamondArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Purple Artifact
Ion CrystalKyaniteKyaniteArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Blue Artifact
Ion CrystalDiamondDiamondArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Orange Artifact

Tools

BatteryTitaniumArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Scanner
Silicone RubberCave SulphurTitaniumArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Repair Tool
BatteryGlassArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Flashlight
Silicone RubberTitaniumArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Survival Knife
Creepvine Sample×5TitaniumArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Dive Reel
Silicone RubberBladderfishArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Air Bladder
Cave SulphurArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Flare×5
Advanced Wiring KitBatteryArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Builder
DiamondDiamondBatteryTitaniumCave SulphurArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Laser Cutter
Computer ChipBatteryTitaniumMagnetiteArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Stasis Rifle
Wiring KitBatteryTitaniumMagnetiteArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Propulsion Cannon
BatteryTitaniumGlassArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)LED Light

Deployables

BatteryLubricantCopper WireTitaniumArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Seaglide
Titanium IngotLubricantPower CellArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Mobile Vehicle Bay
Silver OreTitaniumArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Beacon
Titanium×4Arrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Waterproof Locker
BatteryCopper OreTitaniumArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Gravsphere
TitaniumTitaniumTitaniumWiring KitArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Creature DecoyCreature DecoyCreature Decoy

Data Bank Entry

Fabrication technology is the power to rearrange matter at the atomic level. It was the catalyst behind the great expansion, and remains the backbone of the modern world.

Fabricators come in all shapes and sizes, but the most common are small enough to be wall-mounted, and are used for everything from constructing everyday implements to cooking dinner. It is common today for households to keep a store of generic base materials on hand for any eventuality.

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