Updated version here on Steam! ◄1► "Crafty Business I" - Receivers pick up resource chunks, passing them to Conveyors that move them, Orbital Delivery Canons sell them and Refineries convert them into more valuable refined chunks. Receivers pick up loose resources within their short grab range, or from Collectors on separate, allied techs (not from the same tech). Bug - Receivers sometimes (wrongly) take resources from other receivers, occasionally on the same tech [report]. Resources can be placed directly on, or taken off, conveyors manually. Conveyor direction can be reversed by right clicking anywhere on a length of 2 or more connected Conveyor blocks that form a continuous path. Conveyor blocks will still connect when one is rotated edge on to the other, even upside down, provided they are edge to edge, not edge to top or bottom. This permits 3D routes. (See section 9 for a full list of which crafting blocks have limited orientations.) Conveyors normally move resources at exactly 1 block per second. Orbital canons dispatch resources at half that speed - 1 block every 2 seconds. Refineries take and output 1 resource per second, with a 3 second processing buffer in between. Bug - Refineries only take 5 chunks consecutively before pausing for 1 second, when connected as shown in "Crafty Business I", above [report]. This potentially causes some resources to bypass them on a conveyor. See section 5 for more details. Therefore, Mike's example selling base would have been better with the Refinery placed in a break in a conveyor, to ensure all chunks must get processed before reaching the Delivery Canon. Raw Plumbite Ore sells for 18BB, compared to 27BB for refined Plumbia Ingots, which is a gain in value of 50%. All 11 resources have the same percentage mark-up, but their raw base prices vary greatly, as follows (Google Docs sheet here): Turning refined resources into components also increases the sell price. Please see @Potato's spreadsheet for those prices and mark-ups, via this forum thread. Spoiler: Component details sheet - screenshot.