The Compositor’s Union is the faction that is in charge of the 3d printing tech and all it can do. If it is inorganic they can print it. Printers work in many different mediums. Now the power needed to get the manufacturing up to speed and get parts out has run into two different stop gaps which are print medium and power. The power needed to get the big printers up and going uses a lot of energy. Which will of course pull power from other sections that are also in need of that energy.
Printing mediums can be made from raw materials in short order. Though after so long there is only some of the original left and making new stuff always needs power to do so. They can make small batches but even salvage runs into the Civilian Welfare section are producing less salvage that can be used. It is getting to be time to start trying to find worlds that can be harvested for material that can then be used to make more printing stock. Command doesn’t want to waste time and manpower to get the material that the Compositors need. Though they might need to get things printed soon.
“River of Io” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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