They're working on having the option of "chopping in" an existing ship to use as components for a new one. I guess there are a few wrinkles to it, like "what to do with bits that aren't used in the new one", that they have to decide where to go with. A "disassembly hall" that will (for a fee) just deposit all the parts into your Station Inventory would be great though. Needs Inventory 2.0 though, I would imagine, since it would be easy for a large deconstruct to exceed your storage slots...
Yes! With this tool i could smelt and craft a crafitng bench over and over, to get all the expirience I ever need.
I think the smelter should be a staion-area (like that facotry-area), consumuing vast amounts of power. It's primary usage would be smalting captured ships and loot.
Why is it an exploit? To learn how to construct something from lego or how to make things of modeling clay, or how to assemble an assault rifle you can use one set of lego parts or one box of clay or the same rifle over and over... So that's not an exploit.