Since we have the Mutaplasmids that mutate into better or words attributes, I think the manufacturing aspect needs to step its game and incorporate the process into manufacturing modules.
Manufacturing Plasmids could be found in any Relic or Data site or from Escalation Sites along with Tier 2 through 4 Abyssal sites. Plasmids could also drop from Drifter vessels in K-Space as well.
The Manufacturing Plasmid attempts to re-arrange the minerals being used to produce better attributes for the module or ammo. Manufacturing Plasmids could also be harvested from Abyssal planets, but finding such planets and keeping the conduit between K-Space and Abyssal Space open is the tricky part of setting up PI on a planet in Abyssal Space.
Just like the Mutaplasmids the Manufacturing Plasmids are random and could achieve a huge bonus or none at all.