Tesla has taken supply of an enormous “Giga Press,” which is believed to be the world’s largest casting machine, at Gigafactory Texas.
Tesla is actually going massive on casing
In recent times, Tesla has been specializing in casting expertise to supply bigger components of its autos in greater items.
We just lately reported that Tesla is now producing the Model Y with one giant rear-underbody that was product of 70 components.
That’s potential because of Tesla’s first press, which was installed at the Fremont factory and put in operation final yr. The machine, nicknamed Giga Press, is the primary of its variety and is produced by Idra Group in Italy. It has a clamping power of 55,000 to 61,000 kilonewtons (5,600 to six,200 tf).
Tesla has launched one other of those massive machines at Fremont factory in September.
Tesla has reportedly ordered lots of these machines to deploy at new factories, and now we see one coming to Texas.
New Tesla Giga Press in Texas
Jeff Roberts did a drone flyover of the Tesla Gigafactory Texas close to Austin immediately and noticed Tesla unloading a number of large containers from Idra:
The brand new Giga Press arrives as Tesla is beginning to make a variety of progress on its new manufacturing facility beneath development with a number of constructions taking form over the previous few months.
Development began in July 2020, and the automaker plans to achieve “first completion” in May 2021 with manufacturing anticipated to begin shortly after.
Tesla will first produce the Mannequin Y on the manufacturing facility, and will probably be adopted by the Cybertruck electrical pickup truck.
Earlier this month, we reported on Tesla starting to ramp up hiring for the new factory, with a number of new positions associated to manufacturing moderately than simply development.
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