Materials: HowTo - Trade Encoded Data, Elementary or Manufactured Materials - #00060

When you're in dire need of some material you don't have in your material collection and you might have trouble finding, you can utilize a material trader's services.

FINDING A MATERIAL TRADER

... for manufactured material can either be done by flying to the next INDUSTRIAL/EXTRACTION or INDUSTRIAL/REFINERY system near you, which will give you a high chance of a manufactured material trader at that place if the system is large enough for a large orbital station.
(For data, you need a high tech economy, for element material it should be a refinery or a combination of refinery with industrial or anything else)

The better way is to use inara's NEAREST function. Provide your current location, then select MATERIAL TRADER and you will see a list of all available material traders around you. The function will list all types of material traders, so make sure you approach the right one.

WHEN DOCKED

... simply opt for starport services, contacts, material trader and be overwhelmed by a huge table full of materials.
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