Tesla Giga Texas may have already started installing the 9,000-ton Giga Press as parts continue to arrive at the factory. More boxes from IDRA arrived on the site on Friday.
Tesla Gigafactory Texas continues to receive supplies from the Italian IDRA. This is the long-awaited Giga Press with a clamping force of 9,000 tons, which will produce the rear single-piece end cast of the Cybertruck. Boxes of parts for the giant machine have been in Texas for weeks and were first spotted inside the factory building in mid-November. Boxes labeled “IDRA” were placed next to the unboxed parts, which were still in plastic. The find was spotted in a casting shop.
January 6, @JoeTegtmeyer /Twitter was once again lucky enough to catch on camera a long-awaited delivery from IDRA. While flying over the facility on a drone, he spotted two trucks carrying huge boxes marked “IDRA.” Their shape resembled those that were delivered to the factory in November. One box was very long, and probably contained long, huge metal rods, which are an important part of the construction of the giant machine. The other box was more standard, rectangular in shape.
6 Jan 2023 Giga Texas ... Anyone know what these huge IDRA marked deliveries are? I've heard people are waiting for more parts of the 9K ton Giga Press to arrive ... you think these might be them? 😉 pic.twitter.com/kdmGx6yGS4— Joe Tegtmeyer 🚀 🤠😎 (@JoeTegtmeyer) January 6, 2023
IDRA GROUP is Tesla's supplier and produces key manufacturing machines for the Texas-based company. The Giga Presses 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.
An even bigger machine, with a clamping force of 9,000 tons, is critical to the production of Cybertruck. The recently spotted body of the pickup truck demonstrated that single-piece casts that will be produced by the Giga Press will be huge.
The delivery of the Giga Press for the production of Cybertruck is a very positive signal. The installation of the machine can take several months, after which it will be necessary to calibrate its work, which is always more difficult to do with the first machine. However, Tesla seems to have plenty of time to get the machine up and running by mid-2023, as planned.
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