Tesla’s Cybertruck is still making waves. To carry on with the manufacturing process, Tesla has finally got its hands on “Giga Press” which is also recognized as the world’s largest casting machine. This depicts that Tesla is one step closer to achieving the goal of assembly-line production for its Cybertrucks. Tesla has acquired these multi-million-dollar machine parts from the Italian company named “Idra”, which specializes in the manufacturing of these giant cast parts.
The idea of manufacturing cyber trucks came back in 2019, but at that time, Tesla was in search of a suitable technology that would allow a smooth development process. A huge die casting machine was required at that time, which it has now acquired from Idra. However, the first model of the “Giga Press” was put into practice at the Fremont factory in 2020, having a remarkable potency of 55,000 to 61,000 kilonewtons.
The currently acquired “Giga Press” weighing 9,000 pounds is now being used for the fabrication of a cyber truck’s skeleton. The news has recently been confirmed by Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, who says that more sophisticated technology and highly capable casting machines are required for the manufacturing of a cyber truck’s outer body.
According to Tesla, “Cybertruck is built with an exterior shell made for ultimate durability and passenger protection. Starting with a nearly impenetrable exoskeleton, every component is designed for superior strength and endurance, from Ultra-Hard 30X Cold-Rolled stainless-steel structural skin to Tesla armor glass.”
On the other hand, Tesla has also been producing units of Model Y but only with the rear half of the body, which has reciprocated about 70 different diverse parts of the vehicle. This ultimately led to a reduction in production costs along with efficiency in the ongoing process. After assimilating the huge machines at the Gigafactory in Texas, Tesla is now working to produce the units of the Model Y with both the rear and front parts of the casting.
It has been reported that the production process for the cyber trucks via these giant casting machines is expected to start in 2023 and will soon be available commercially. However, no information about its pricing has been revealed yet.