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The Giga Press' purpose is to reduce build time, operation costs, costs of manufacturing, factory footprint, factory operating costs, tooling costs, and/or quantity of equipment. The automaker notes that it will reduce the number of casting machines required to build a vehicle frame and that it could even build “a complete or substantially complete” frame itself.
The casting cell and first Giga Press have been assembled at the north end of the General Assembly building at the Fremont factory. It seems that the giant Casting Machine may have started production. In the drone shots, we can see the finished Model Y parts lying next to the Giga Press.
Recently, Tesla China reported that a giant Casting Machine in Fremont has started operating. Now we have received media material to prove this.
This production method has a number of advantages that will play a decisive role in the fast, high-quality, reliable, and economical production of the company's new flagship car--Model Y.
Tesla has passed several safety tests around the world and received 5-star ratings. But the company, which adheres to the philosophy of "safety first," does not stop there. The one-piece forming process provides an improved modular design with a high degree of integration. This increases the area of action of the collision avoidance beam, thereby improving body performance. Crash safety is improved over 20%.
This design will also increase battery life. The base weight at the rear part of the vehicle will be about 30% lighter than before. This enhances range.
Environmentally friendly and energy saving
This production process is more environmentally friendly and energy efficient. Traditional stamping results in a large amount of scrap residual, while with the Giga Press, 100% of the raw material is used. This results in resource and energy savings in terms of production and is in line with Tesla's environmental values.
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