Mobile Factory

Sometimes the costs of establishing a permanent factory are too high, it would take too long to do so or the group in need of the factory is nomadic, it is in this case that mobile factories, also known as factory ships are often employed.
These large industrial vessels are often slow, and while often equipped with a jump drive those drives seldomly have high accuracy. However, they can be invaluable in setting up an industrial base quickly when there is nothing else to work from. They may also be employed in deep-space salvaging operations and similar.