The Industrial Crafter is a deployable, automated crafting device in RUST and is the key component in the Industrial Crafting system. This item is currently only available on the Aux2 staging branch and is not a part of the release version of the game.
Basic functionality of the Industrial Crafter
Players may place industrial crafters onto any tier of workbench as long as they possess building privilege. Up to 2 crafters may be placed per workbench. The primary function of the industrial crafter is to act as an automated crafting agent that only requires players to provide a source of materials and a desired blueprint.
The crafter draws resources from a connected storage container via the Industrial In port. See the Storage Adapter page to see all compatible storage containers. The player can then ‘program’ the desired item for crafting by inserting a Blueprint into the machine. The produced item is then outputted to the industrial crafter’s internal-storage space or an external storage box if one is connected until available materials deplete.
Should outbound storage run out before materials run out, the crafter will cease crafting until space becomes available, at which time crafting will resume without requiring player input.
Currently, the use of a Wiring Tool will reveal a Power Input port, requiring a single (1) power unit to function and a Toggle port. Once powered, a menu wheel becomes accessible, presenting players with Open and Turn On / Off functions. There are also Turn On and Turn Off electrical port toggles for remote use functions.
Once appropriate industrial components have been properly attached and programmed, the industrial crafter will produce the specified blueprint item until no longer able or turned off.
When utilizing the Pipe Tool, the industrial crafter possesses 1 Industrial In port and a single Industrial Out port. Also present are a single Blueprint In and Blueprint Out port, for toggling purposes. It is helpful to think of the In port as resources in and the Out port as crafting out.
Means of acquiring an Industrial Crafter
Currently, the industrial crafter is craftable via the Work Bench Level 2, requiring 75 scrap to research directly, or 970 scrap to tech tree unlock. It may also be found in medium to high tier crates.
For more information, check out our guide on the RUST Industrial System for a full overview.