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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; as is the player's starting location, the use of this Fabricator is vital toward the player's progress and survival. Additional Fabricators can be constructed with the Habitat Builder and placed inside a Cyclops or a Seabase module.

The Vehicle Upgrade Console, Scanner Room and Cyclops include special fabricators specific to those rooms, 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. The player can cancel out of the interface with RMB.

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. 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 is finished. The player can hold the key for sprinting (by default: Shift ) when they select an item to craft to leave the interface open during crafting.

The Fabricator requires Energy to work and will consume 5 Energy per item crafted from a Seabase or Cyclops. 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

Basic Materials

Metal SalvageArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Titanium×4


Titanium×10Arrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Titanium Ingot


Creepvine SampleCreepvine SampleArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Fiber Mesh


Creepvine Seed ClusterArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Silicone RubberSilicone Rubber


QuartzQuartzArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Glass


Salt DepositCoral Tube SampleArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Bleach


Creepvine Seed ClusterArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Lubricant


Stalker ToothGlassArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Enameled Glass


Titanium IngotLithiumLithiumArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Plasteel Ingot


Advanced Materials

Deep ShroomDeep ShroomDeep ShroomSalt DepositArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Hydrochloric Acid


Blood OilBlood OilBlood OilArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Benzene


BenzeneFiber MeshArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Synthetic Fibers


Gel SackRubyArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Aerogel


GoldHydrochloric AcidArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Polyaniline


Electronics

Copper OreCopper OreArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Copper Wire


Acid MushroomAcid MushroomCopper OreArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Battery


BatteryBatterySilicone RubberArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Power Cell


Table Coral SampleTable Coral SampleGoldCopper WireArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Computer Chip


Silver OreSilver OreArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Wiring Kit


Wiring KitGoldGoldComputer ChipArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Advanced Wiring Kit


Uraninite CrystalUraninite CrystalUraninite CrystalLeadTitaniumGlassArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Reactor Rod


Spoiler alert: The following section contains story related material.


Ion CrystalGoldSilver OreArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Ion Battery



Ion BatteryIon BatterySilicone RubberArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Ion Power Cell






Sustenance





Personal

Equipment

TitaniumTitaniumTitaniumArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Standard O₂ Tank


Standard O₂ 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 FibersDiamondDiamondTitaniumTitaniumArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Reinforced Dive SuitReinforced Gloves


Synthetic FibersAerogelCopper WireArrow-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


Spoiler alert: The following section contains story related material.


Ion CrystalDiamondDiamondArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Purple Tablet



Ion CrystalKyaniteKyaniteArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Blue Tablet



Ion CrystalNickel OreNickel OreArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Orange Tablet



Tools

BatteryTitaniumArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Scanner


Silicone RubberCave SulfurTitaniumArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Repair Tool


BatteryGlassArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Flashlight


Silicone RubberTitaniumArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Survival Knife


Creepvine Seed ClusterCreepvine Seed ClusterCopper WireTitaniumArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Dive Reel


Silicone RubberBladderfishArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Air Bladder


Cave SulfurArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Flare×5


Wiring KitComputer ChipBatteryArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Builder


DiamondDiamondBatteryTitaniumCave SulfurArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Laser Cutter


Computer ChipBatteryTitaniumMagnetiteMagnetiteArrow-right (1)FabricatorArrow-right (1)Stasis Rifle


Wiring KitBatteryTitaniumArrow-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


Copper 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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Trivia

The Fabricator used to require a Computer Chip to create with the Habitat Builder. This was changed in an update shortly before release to requiring gold and a table coral sample instead. Fabricators inside Destroyed Lifepods cannot be used, most likely due to the fact that either there is no power or they were destroyed.