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A chromatic metal, generated by fusion in the heart of a star
Type Refined Stellar Metal: Red
Rarity Rare
Blueprint Value 234.0 Units.png
Symbol Cd
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Cadmium is a resource.


Cadmium (Cd) is a resource. It can be found on planets orbiting Class K/M systems (red stars).

Game description[]

A chromatic metal, generated by fusion in the heart of a star. Such stellar material ends up forming deposits in the crust of local planets.

Cadmium is found on planets orbiting red stars, and can be placed in a Refiner to create purified Chromatic Metal for use in the manufacture of advanced technologies.


Cadmium can be refined using a Refiner with the following ingredients:

  • SUBSTANCE.RED.2.png Cadmium x1  +  SUBSTANCE.STELLAR.2.png Chromatic Metal x1  →  SUBSTANCE.RED.2.png Cadmium x2  ("Chromatic Expansion", 0.36 sec./unit output)



Cadmium is used as an ingredient for crafting the following products:


Cadmium is used as an ingredient for refining the following products using a Refiner:


Cadmium is not used as an ingredient for cooking using a Nutrient Processor.


  • Cadmium (from latin cadmia or from the Greek character Cadmus, ruler of Thebes) is a slightly blueish-white soft metal, however Cadmium deposits in the game may be Otavite or Greenockite, which are cadmium-ores that can be red in colour. Cadmium is commonly used in batteries, electroplating, pigments, and nuclear fission.

Release history[]

  • NEXT - this item was added as a resource.
  • Synthesis - Cadmium loop eliminated. Refining Cadmium + Chromatic Metal = 2 Cadmium (reduced from 4)