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Manufactured material models

Manufactured Materials are salvaged materials used in Engineer Blueprints.

Manufactured Material Sources

Manufactured materials can be obtained from several sources:

Ship Salvage

When you destroy a ship, it will drop components that you can collect with your cargo scoop. Some components are only available from certain types of ships:

In all cases, the highest grade materials will usually be dropped by bigger, more powerful, ships e.g. Type-9 Heavy, Anaconda, Imperial Cutter, and so on. The faction/origin of the ship does not seem to determine which manufactured resources a ship can drop, only the type and rarity; an Anaconda can drop Imperial Shielding and Core Dynamics Composites despite being a DeLacy design, for instance.

Degraded Emissions

The most common type of signal source, found almost anywhere in populated space.

Encoded Emissions

A common signal source type, found almost anywhere in populated space. Also a source of Encoded Materials.

High Grade Emissions

A signal source type found in deep space, and the only source for some Very Rare manufactured materials.

Combat Aftermath

A signal type found in Shipping Lanes and sphere of influence.

Mission Reward

Some missions offer manufactured materials as part of the mission rewards. It is difficult to predict what missions are available at starports, let alone predict what material will be provided as a reward, so it is not recommended that you rely on these. Nevertheless, they are a useful way to acquire materials when not looking for specific material types.

NOTE: Some manufactured materials are only available as mission rewards.

List of Manufactured Materials

Name Category Grade
Basic Conductors Conductive Very Common
Bio-Mechanical Conduits Thargoid Components Standard
Biotech Conductors Conductive Very Rare
Chemical Distillery Chemical Standard
Chemical Manipulators Chemical Rare
Chemical Processors Chemical Common
Chemical Storage Units Chemical Very Common
Compact Composites Composite Very Common
Compound Shielding Shielding Rare
Conductive Ceramics Conductive Standard
Conductive Components Conductive Common
Conductive Polymers Conductive Rare
Configurable Components Mechanical Components Rare
Core Dynamics Composites Composite Very Rare
Crystal Shards Crystals Very Common
Electrochemical Arrays Capacitors Standard
Exquisite Focus Crystals Crystals Very Rare
Filament Composites Composite Common
Flawed Focus Crystals Crystals Common
Focus Crystals Crystals Standard
Galvanising Alloys Alloys Common
Grid Resistors Capacitors Very Common
Guardian Power Cell Guardian Components Very Common
Guardian Power Conduit Guardian Components Common
Guardian Sentinel Weapon Parts Guardian Components Standard
Guardian Technology Component Guardian Components Common
Guardian Wreckage Components Guardian Components Very Common
Heat Conduction Wiring Heat Very Common
Heat Dispersion Plate Heat Common
Heat Exchangers Heat Standard
Heat Resistant Ceramics Thermic Common
Heat Vanes Heat Rare
High Density Composites Composite Standard
Hybrid Capacitors Capacitors Common
Imperial Shielding Shielding Very Rare
Improvised Components Mechanical Components Very Rare
Mechanical Components Mechanical Components Standard
Mechanical Equipment Mechanical Components Common
Mechanical Scrap Mechanical Components Very Common
Military Grade Alloys Thermic Very Rare
Military Supercapacitors Capacitors Very Rare
Pharmaceutical Isolators Chemical Very Rare
Phase Alloys Alloys Standard
Polymer Capacitors Capacitors Rare
Precipitated Alloys Thermic Standard
Proprietary Composites Composite Rare
Propulsion Elements Thargoid Components Standard
Proto Heat Radiators Heat Very Rare
Proto Light Alloys Alloys Rare
Proto Radiolic Alloys Alloys Very Rare
Refined Focus Crystals Crystals Rare
Salvaged Alloys Alloys Very Common
Sensor Fragment Thargoid Components Very Rare
Shield Emitters Shielding Common
Shielding Sensors Shielding Standard
Tempered Alloys Thermic Very Common
Thargoid Carapace Thargoid Components Common
Thargoid Energy Cell Thargoid Components Standard
Thargoid Organic Circuitry Thargoid Components Very Rare
Thargoid Technology Components Thargoid Components Rare
Thermic Alloys Thermic Rare
Weapon Parts Thargoid Components Standard
Worn Shield Emitters Shielding Very Common
Wreckage Components Thargoid Components Standard