Blueprints in Mass Effect Andromeda are used in Crafting to create new Weapons and Armor. You can apply Blueprints in the Tech Lab in the Nexus to research new gear. You can apply Augmentations to them to add special bonuses or functionality.
You can obtain blueprints from the following sources:
- Completing Missions
- Purchased from Merchants
- Unlocked by scanning items while exploring. Scanning items adds research points by technology types: Milky Way, Heleus and Remnant. When engaging in Crafting you can spend these points to create blueprintsgear. Once you've unlocked a blueprint you can develop it by spending Minerals on it.