Using advanced technology, the Refinery breaks down plorts and other resources to their molecular level, allowing them to be fabricated into various Slime Science gadgets. Aside from plorts, the bulk of resources you will use in Slime Science will be obtained from extractors.
Be sure to choose what to deposit into the Refinery wisely: any resources you deposit cannot be removed from the refinery, but instead used only for building gadgets.
The Fabricator allows you to craft gadgets from a blueprint using resources you have stored in the Refinery. You can generally build as many gadgets of a specific blueprint as you wish, however some special gadgets have build limits, allowing you to only own a certain number of them at a time.
Extractors are a special class of Slime Science gadgets that are essential for building all other types of gadgets. Extractors include drills, pumps, and apiaries.
Once placed on a build site, an extractor will begin working, collecting resources from the environment over time. Once it is full of resources, an extractor can be emptied. The best extractors can repeat this cycle multiple times before they finally break down.
Each extractor can find exclusive resources if used in the correct zone:
Pumps can find a special resource in the Dry Reef.
Drills can find a special resource in the Indigo Quarry.
Apiaries can find a special resource in the Moss Blanket.
Extractors Warp tech is a class of Slime Science gadgets that allow you to harness the power of instantaneous travel. It includes teleporters that you can use to create shortcuts, as well as gadgets that allow you to transport items.
Craft warp tech in order to ranch and explore much faster and more efficiently.
Curios are a class of Slime Science gadgets that while functional, are not necessarily useful. Curios include toys, games, and other gimmicky gadgets that can be a great time with an equally great imagination.
Craft curios in order to make your slime ranching a little sillier (which is the best kind of slime ranching, to be honest).