Metal Extractors are an empires way to produce metal for their empire
Metal Extractors are the primary source of all Metal production for the various races empires. Extraction rates can be improved through research, and through allegiance increase. Neutral extractors have a set extraction rate that cannot be changed. While they normally cost 250 credits this price can be reduced by upgrading the Modular Architecture. The TEC can also gain free extractors by using Colonize (Akkan Battlecruiser) by the Akkan Battlecruiser.