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Research is a main feature in Factory Idle. By doing research, you can unlock new components to earn more money, or even some special upgrades to make things easier. You need to use Research Points to research, except the first one which allow you to gain Research Point. To get the Research Center, you need to unlock the achievement called; Making Profit, where you need to get an income greater than $1.40 / tick.

List of Research

Research Center

Allows researching more technologies.

Cost $900, $4/ tick to be able to use it.
Unlock ResearchCenterIcon Research Center

> Chronometer
> Steel Components

Chronometer

Each level gives +1 tick/sec.

Level Cost (in RP)
1 50
2 2,500
3 125,000
4 6.25 million
5 312.5 million
6 15.63 billion
7 781.25 billion
8 39.06 trillion
9 1.95 quadrillion
10 97.66 quadrillion

Steel Components

Allows steel production.

Cost 200 RP
Unlock CoalBuyerIcon Coal Buyer
SteelFoundryIcon Steel Foundry
SteelSellerIcon Steel Seller

> Metals Lab
> Plastic Components

Metals Lab

Allows researching metals.

Cost 2000 RP
Unlock MetalsLabIcon Metals Lab

GarbageIron Garbage

Plastic Components

Allows plastic production.

Cost 160,000 RP
Unlock OilBuyerIcon Oil Buyer
GasBuyerIcon Gas Buyer
PlasticMakerIcon Plastic maker
PlasticSellerIcon Plastic Seller

> Sorter
> Electronics Components
> Gas&Oil lab

Sorter

Sorts resources on lines to different paths.

Cost 120,000 RP
Unlock Sorter1Icon Sorter

Sorter2Icon Sorter

Gas&Oil lab

Allows researching gas and oil.

Cost 300,000 RP
Unlock RC2Icon Research Center 2

GasOilLabIcon Gas&Oil Lab

Electronics components

Allows electronics production.

Cost 20 million RP
Unlock Silicon buyer Silicon Buyer
Elec-maker Electronics Maker
Elec-seller Electronics Seller

> Clean plastic production
> Gun components

Clean plastic production

Plastic production will not produce waste

Cost 15 Million RP
Unlock

Gun components

Allows guns production

Cost 150 Million RP
Unlock ExplosivesIcon Explosives Buyer
BulletMakerIcon Bullet Maker
GunMakerIcon Gun Maker
GunSellerIcon Gun Seller

> Engine components
> Analytics Center

Analytics Center

Provides higher quality research.

Cost 250 Million RP
Unlock RC3Icon Research Center 3

AnalyticsCenterIcon Analytics Center

Engine components

Allows engines production

Cost 2.5 Billion RP
Unlock AluminiumBuyerIcon Aluminium Buyer
EngineMakerIcon Engine Maker
EngineSellerIcon Engine Seller

> Tank components
> Clean Electronics

Clean Electronics

Electronics production will not produce waste

Cost 700 Million RP
Unlock

Tank components

Allows tanks production

Cost 20 Billion RP
Unlock TankHullMakerIcon Tank Hull Maker
TankTurretMakerIcon Tank Turret Maker
TankAssemblyIcon Tank Assembly
TankSellerIcon Tank Seller

> Diesel Refinery

Diesel Refinery

Diesel increases tanks value.

Cost 75 Billion RP
Unlock DieselRefineryIcon Diesel Refinery

> Rocket components

Quality center

Provides higher quality research.

Cost 2 trillion RP
Unlock

Clean engines

Engine makers production will not produce waste.

Cost 1 trillion RP
Unlock

Drone components

Allows producing drones.

Cost 99 trillion RP
Unlock