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Silksteel Alloys
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Tech stats
Short quote Strong, flexible metals for construction and defense
Rank Build 4
Requisites Advanced Subatomic Theory
Industrial Automation
Leads to Monopole Magnets
Photon/Wave Mechanics
Base Facilities None
Secret Projects None
Unit Advances Silksteel Armor

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"Until quite recently, spider silk had the highest tensile strength of any substance known to man, and the name silksteel pays homage to the arachnid for good reason."
– Comissioner Pravin Lal, "U.N. Scientific Survey"

The growing field of Industrial Automation causes increased demand for new kinds of material that can withstand the incredible stresses of the robotic factories. Discoveries in Advanced Subatomic Theory provide engineers with these materials, dubbed Silksteel Alloys for their extraordinary tensile strength and flexibility.