Ah! I get it now, thank you for making that more clear.
I thought you had to “use” the item in some way. But now that you mention it, I remember I had one tucked away that I thought I had sold because I couldn’t figure it out. Now I remember an instance where the factory gave me the option to take three recipes and I didn’t connect the dots.
There isn’t a dialog option. Now that @DevilinPixy jogged my memory I see that it just gives you an extra choice once you get to the tech tree. Thanks though!
also, @Mad-Hatter --Thank you for adding BEYOND to the title for me. I must have been more tired than I thought.