This is a huge machine with simple-looking, yet sophisticated operations. It will die cast the Cybertruck. Tesla is not joking around. Cybertruck production has been sandbagged. I mean Tesla has lowered the expectations from Cybertruck. It requires fewer strengths and core competencies in order to produce relatively greater-than-anticipated results.
Remember, Cybertruck doesn't require any painting. Throughput will be off the charts once the production line and battery supply are dialed in. Having said, this, I want to note that in April we learned of Tesla jobs, which hinted Cybertruck being painted.
IDRA is so important that there is a thought in Twitter that Tesla should perhaps consider buying IDRA. However, one Twitter blogger, named Mike Ball, writes that according to his memory, Tesla has tried to purchase IDRA, but "the offer was rejected." Do you guys remember anything like this? Please, let me know in the comments section below, or if you think it would be a prudent business decision for Tesla to purchase IDRA and make its own die-casting machines, known as Gigapresses.
If you look at the images of this giant Cybertruck Gigapress, it's hard to have a size perspective. But if you look carefully, you will see that the workbench that is next to the ladder on the left is about 3.5 ft tall.
This video alone should greatly concern every single automotive CEO on the planet, as it shows how future cars will be made. This is just wild! The competition has no shot at matching Tesla’s production lines in the next 5 years.
Here is a question I have about this Tesla die-casting machine. Once in operation does the die casting machine stay all nice clean looking like that or does the die casting machine become a filthy, dirty mess? Having said this, I think the only mess would be the heat from the part as it is being pulled out. I don't know how they oil the forms, but I would imagine the oil has nearly zero overspray.
I heard Giga Texas was going to be closed for a day a few days ago. I am now wondering if it's because of the installment of this machine. What do you think?
And for your information: Tesla die casting is a manufacturing process that uses high-pressure molten metal to create complex parts. This process is used to make a variety of parts for Tesla vehicles, including the body, frame, and suspension components.
A few weeks back, Tesla’s Giga Press manufacturer IDRA released a video teasing a new 9000-ton Giga Press being assembled at the company’s Italy factory. In the 21-second video, IDRA did not share a lot of details about the new machine besides stating it will be “coming in 3 weeks.”
Die casting is a very efficient manufacturing process, and it can produce parts with high accuracy and repeatability. This makes it a good fit for Tesla's production needs.
The die-casting process is also relatively safe, as the molten metal is contained within the die. However, there are some safety risks associated with the process, such as burns from hot metal and exposure to fumes.
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