An industrial replicator is replicator used for large scale construction purposes.
In 2372, the Federation of Planets intended to provide Cardassia with twelve industrial replicators with the intention of the Cardassians using them to build new power plants and factories following the Cardassian-Klingon War. The Maquis were able to steal the industrial replicators after Michael Eddington staged their theft from Deep Space 9. (DS9 episode: "For the Cause")
Deep Space 9 had an industrial replicator on level 17. In 2373, a Changeling used the industrial replicator to manufacture an explosive device composed of protomatter, trilithium and tekasite. (DS9 episode: "By Inferno's Light")
Destiny timeline[edit | edit source]
Following the Dominion War, the Federation provided Cardassia with several industrial replicators. One industrial replicator located in Lakat was destroyed by Denison Morad of the True Way. (DS9 - Gateways novel: Demons of Air and Darkness, ST - Typhon Pact novel: Raise the Dawn)