The Fabrication Dispenser is found on Mark III and later master control consoles. A fully functional TARDIS can manufacture any substance in practically unlimited quantities including gold (but probably not mercury or Zyton-7). It can even create any type of currency or complex devices such as a sonic screwdriver. It should be noted that some Gallifreyan technology is made of non-atomic matter and thus can't be fabricated with this system.
The fabrication process takes a lot of time and requires large amounts of energy. While Temporal Orbits can be used to fold time allowing any object or objects to be constructed instantaneously (from the viewpoint of anyone outside the TARDIS) this was considered to be a (minor) violation of the Laws of Time. This restriction was lifted during the Time War.
The following color code is used:
- Black: For information from the TV Series, including Dimensions in Time, and 1996 TV Movie.
- Blue: For information from the Novels and Audios including Target, Virgin, BCC, and Big Finish.
- Green: For information from 'licensed' reference sources such as the Technical Manual, Doctor Who Magazine, and the Role Playing Games.
- Red: For information from unofficial sources -The Faction Paradox series, behind the scenes interviews, author's speculation, and popular fan belief.
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