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Place materials along with blueprints in this to create certain high-end machined items.
Item slots
Gasoline Gasoline (30m)
Decay time
Stack size
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 182 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Misc/PrimalItemStructure_Fabricator.PrimalItemStructure_Fabricator'" 1 0 0

The Fabricator is used for creating high-end weapons, armor, and components.


To run the Fabricator, one of the slots must hold Gasoline Gasoline. Gasoline lasts in the Fabricator for 30:00 and is not consumed from crafting. Since Gasoline materials can often be difficult to acquire (6 Oil Oil + 5 Hide Hide in a Refining Forge Refining Forge), it is advised to use only 1 gasoline at a time as they continue burning through additional gasoline much like campfires consume wood. It is also worth to note that to "turn off" the Fabricator, depletes the Gasoline item on which the Fabricator was currently running, do not turn it off if you are working on something, because it will not finish, and will also use up the resources needed. The Fabricator does not work underwater.


The Fabricator is used to craft a lot of items, including:

In Survival of the Fittest, Flak Armor Flak Armor must also be crafted at Fabricator, not at Smithy.

Full list of items crafted in Fabricator


  • Despite being made of metal, the fabricator is not treated as a metal structure.
  • The Fabricator is treated as a wooden structure and can not be damaged by hands, stone weapons, or non-explosive ranged attacks.
  • The following aggressive creatures can not damage the Fabricator:
  • The image used for the Fabricator is a lathe, which in real life can manufacture circular/cylindrical/round items, flat items, and more intricate designs. Depending on the type, lathes can work with wood, metal, and even clay (as a potter’s wheel). In-game it can make a plethora of electronic devices, which is not possible in real life.
  • On Scorched Earth the Fabricator can not be started during a thunderstorm.
  • Flak Armor used to be crafted in the Fabricator but that has now been changed to where it is now crafted in the Smithy.

Painting and Color Regions[]

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The Fabricator is not currently paint-able, however this object may be re-mapped to include paint regions in a future update.

For more information on Paint Regions and how to use them, please view the Blue Coloring Dye, Paintbrush Paintbrush, or Spray Painter Spray Painter pages.


Patch Changes