Elon Musk has confirmed that the upcoming Cybertrack will use a 9,000-ton giga press to create the body shape of the car, in response to a Twitter post.
In a video shared by Tesla Superfan Sawyer Merritt, Italian manufacturer IDRA demonstrates the assembly of one of their giga press machines used to make die-cast parts. The CEO responded to the tweet with the word “cybertruck body” confirming the news Tesla has already hired several presses from the company to build its vehicles, but none of them can do as well as this.
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– Elon Musk (lonelonmusk) May 31, 2022
IDRA itself has not confirmed that Tesla is a client of this particular 9,000-ton press, but according to Teslarati, Musk has said in the past that at least 8,000-ton press would be required for the bodywork behind the cybertracks, which would require significantly more force than other Tesla vehicles. The new design of the truck may have something to do with the requirement of 1,000 extra tons, or it may be made extra to ensure reliability.
“We’re actually going to use a bigger welding machine for the rear of the cybertruck because it’s a bigger vehicle and you have a longer truck bed that will support a lot of load,” Musk said. “So we will use an 8,000-ton casting press for the rear body casting as opposed to the 6,000-ton for the Model Y.”
Musk has also come up with the idea of building a small, এর 25,000 car using this type of product, but the project seems to be stuck when he decides whether to buy Twitter.
The cybertrack will be manufactured in 2023 at the Giga Factory under the Austin Texas brand. Musk has previously said he wants to simplify the production of Tesla vehicles by making them like die-cast toys, using smaller, larger pieces instead of many smaller ones. .
The press is neat to look at, but that doesn’t mean the car is going to be delivered on time. While it may be one of the most anticipated cars in recent memory, it has also been plagued by production delays and much controversy.
Watch the video below of IDRA assembling their 9,000 ton giga press machine in the video below.