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This article is about the Fabricator in Subnautica. To see this subject's article on the Below Zero Wiki, click here.

The Fabricator is an appliance that can be used to craft Food & Water, Equipment, Tools, and Deployables from Raw Materials, Basic Materials, Advanced Materials, and Electronics.


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. Broken fabricators can be found in most of the Destroyed lifepods.


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 or  ,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 or XBOX B CyclopsExt1.jpg.

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: ShiftCyclopsExt1.jpg​) 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

Titanium.pngGold.pngTable Coral Sample.pngArrow-right (1).pngHabitat Builder.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.png



Fabricator Crafting Sections

The Fabricator has four main recipe categories:


Resources


Basic Materials

Metal Salvage.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngTitanium.png×4


Titanium.png×10Arrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngTitanium Ingot.png


Creepvine Sample.pngCreepvine Sample.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngFiber Mesh.png


Creepvine Seed Cluster.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngSilicone Rubber.pngSilicone Rubber.png


Quartz.pngQuartz.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngGlass.png


Salt Deposit.pngCoral Tube Sample.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngBleach.png


Creepvine Seed Cluster.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngLubricant.png


Stalker Tooth.pngGlass.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngEnameled Glass.png


Titanium Ingot.pngLithium.pngLithium.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngPlasteel Ingot.png


Advanced Materials

Deep Shroom.pngDeep Shroom.pngDeep Shroom.pngSalt Deposit.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngHydrochloric Acid.png


Blood Oil.pngBlood Oil.pngBlood Oil.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngBenzene.png


Benzene.pngFiber Mesh.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngSynthetic Fibers.png


Gel Sack.pngRuby.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngAerogel.png


Gold.pngHydrochloric Acid.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngPolyaniline.png


Electronics

Copper Ore.pngCopper Ore.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngCopper Wire.png


Acid Mushroom.pngAcid Mushroom.pngCopper Ore.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngBattery.png


Battery.pngBattery.pngSilicone Rubber.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngPower Cell.png


Table Coral Sample.pngTable Coral Sample.pngGold.pngCopper Wire.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngComputer Chip.png


Silver Ore.pngSilver Ore.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngWiring Kit.png


Wiring Kit.pngGold.pngGold.pngComputer Chip.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngAdvanced Wiring Kit.png


Uraninite Crystal.pngUraninite Crystal.pngUraninite Crystal.pngLead.pngTitanium.pngGlass.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngReactor Rod.png



Spoiler alert: The following section contains story related material.


Ion Crystal.pngGold.pngSilver Ore.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngIon Battery.png


Ion Battery.pngIon Battery.pngSilicone Rubber.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngIon Power Cell.png





Sustenance



Personal


Equipment

Titanium.pngTitanium.pngTitanium.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngStandard O₂ Tank.png


Standard O₂ Tank.pngGlass.pngGlass.pngTitanium.png×4Silver Ore.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngHigh Capacity O₂ Tank.png


Silicone Rubber.pngSilicone Rubber.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngFins.png


Fiber Mesh.pngFiber Mesh.pngLead.pngLead.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngRadiation Suit.pngRadiation Gloves.pngRadiation Helmet.png


Synthetic Fibers.pngDiamond.pngDiamond.pngTitanium.pngTitanium.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngReinforced Dive Suit.pngReinforced Gloves.png


Synthetic Fibers.pngAerogel.pngCopper Wire.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngStillsuit.png


Fiber Mesh.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngFirst Aid Kit.png


Titanium.pngTitanium.pngTitanium.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngFire Extinguisher.png


Wiring Kit.pngFiber Mesh.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngRebreather.png


Copper Wire.pngWiring Kit.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngCompass.png


Titanium.pngTitanium.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngPipe.png×5


Titanium.pngTitanium.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngPipe Surface Floater.png



Spoiler alert: The following section contains story related material.


Ion Crystal.pngDiamond.pngDiamond.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngPurple Tablet.png


Ion Crystal.pngKyanite.pngKyanite.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngBlue Tablet.png


Ion Crystal.pngNickel Ore.pngNickel Ore.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngOrange Tablet.png




Tools

Battery.pngTitanium.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngScanner.png


Silicone Rubber.pngCave Sulfur.pngTitanium.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngRepair Tool.png


Battery.pngGlass.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngFlashlight.png


Silicone Rubber.pngTitanium.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngSurvival Knife.png


Creepvine Seed Cluster.pngCreepvine Seed Cluster.pngCopper Wire.pngTitanium.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngPathfinder Tool.png


Silicone Rubber.pngBladderfish.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngAir Bladder.png


Cave Sulfur.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngFlare.png×5


Wiring Kit.pngComputer Chip.pngBattery.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngHabitat Builder.png


Diamond.pngDiamond.pngBattery.pngTitanium.pngCave Sulfur.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngLaser Cutter.png


Computer Chip.pngBattery.pngTitanium.pngMagnetite.pngMagnetite.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngStasis Rifle.png


Wiring Kit.pngBattery.pngTitanium.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngPropulsion Cannon.png


Battery.pngTitanium.pngGlass.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngLED Light.png



Deployables


Battery.pngLubricant.pngCopper Wire.pngTitanium.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngSeaglide.png


Titanium Ingot.pngLubricant.pngPower Cell.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngMobile Vehicle Bay.png


Copper Ore.pngTitanium.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngBeacon.png


Titanium.png×4Arrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngWaterproof Locker.png


Battery.pngCopper Ore.pngTitanium.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngGrav Trap.png


Titanium.pngTitanium.pngTitanium.pngWiring Kit.pngArrow-right (1).pngFabricator.pngArrow-right (1).pngCreature Decoy.pngCreature Decoy.pngCreature Decoy.png



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.


Gallery


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.