Simple research bench

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Simple research bench

ResearchBench.png

Researchers work here to discover new things.


Type
ProductionResearch
Placeable
Yes
Rotatable
Yes
Size
3 ˣ 2
Efficiency
0.60
Buy
Steel 25 Building Material (steel, wood, plasteel, etc.) 75



A simple research bench is a Production bench at which your colonists can research new technology. Once you've selected a project in the Research tab, your research-capable colonists will operate the bench when not otherwise occupied. Multiple researchers can contribute toward a project at the same time, so long as sufficient research benches are available and/or double shifts. Simple research benches are incapable of researching certain advanced technologies. Getting further along on the research tree requires using a hi-tech research bench.

Building research benches outdoors imposes a x0.75 penalty to research speed. Indoors, the cleanliness of the room the bench is in comes into play, granting modifiers ranging from x0.75 for very dirty rooms to x1.09 for sterile. Because research projects are such long-term projects, it is strongly advised you place dining chairs or armchairs at each bench to keep your researchers comfortable.