Photo: IDRA GROUP
IDRA GROUP is about to introduce a 9,000-ton Giga Press for high-pressure die-cast aluminum. Apparently, it is on this machine that single-piece ends of the Tesla Cybertruck will be produced, the start of production of which is scheduled for 2023.
IDRA GROUP is Tesla's supplier and produces key manufacturing machines for the Texas-based company. The Giga Press they made revolutionized the production of cars, which provided Tesla with even greater superiority over legacy competitors. At the moment, 6,000-ton Giga Presses installed at all of the company's manufacturing facilities around the world are making single-piece ends for Model Y, but Giga Texas may soon have more powerful machines for Cybertruck production.
IDRA has started advertising its new giant machine, announcing that it will be a 9,000-ton Giga Press. While the company has not released much information, it has released a few pictures and a short video. “Every Day we get closer to the realization of 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝟗𝟎𝟎𝟎𝐭 𝐆𝐢𝐠𝐚𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬,” wrote IDRA in its LinkedIn.
According to the announcement, the new Giga Press will be unveiled at the Open House, which will be held from June 6 to 14, 2022. “The star of the show is the 9,000 CS Giga Press. You have the chance to be up close and see firsthand a production machine that is designed to cast the biggest and most complex structural parts being manufactured today,” IDRA noted in its announcement. If you would like to visit the Open House event, you can send an email to the following email address: 𝐤.𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐤𝐞𝐬@𝐢𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐩.𝐜𝐨𝐦
Everything indicates that this Giga Press is designed for Tesla, namely for its Cybertruck, which is scheduled for production in 2023. Earlier, the company CEO Elon Musk said that Tesla intends to use a similar Giga Press for Model Y, but the clamping force for producing the rear part of Cybertruck will be 8,000 tons. Apparently, the design has been improved, perhaps due to the fact that it is better suited to the stated requirements. In the spring of 2021, IDRA confirmed that Tesla had placed an order for such a machine.
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.