Tesla Giga Texas Receives Sheet Metal Bending Machine, Possibly for Cybertruck Production

Tesla Giga Texas Receives Sheet Metal Bending Machine, Possibly for Cybertruck Production

Image: @JoeTegtmeyer/Twitter

Tesla Giga Texas got another sheet metal bending machine. Presumably, it will be used to produce Cybertruck, whose exoskeleton will be made in the origami style.

Sheet metal bending machine delivered to Giga Texas

Tesla continues to equip its Texas factory in order to mass-produce Cybertruck there. Recent sightings by @JoeTegtmeyer/Twitter showed the delivery of a huge box from Trumpf. It contained a TrueBend 5320 sheet metal bending machine, probably intended for the production of Cybertruck. It was not the first such machine delivered to Giga Texas. The second delivery indicates that Tesla is looking to set up a production line for large-scale production of the electric pickup.

Cybertruck is designed in an origami style

Cybertruck's design is a breakthrough. It will be produced from a front and rear single-piece casting, which will be connected by a structural battery pack. Tesla's pickup truck has a stainless steel alloy exoskeleton made in origami style. It is made with the same material that will be used on the exterior shell of SpaceX's Starship rocket.

When looking at the Cybertruck exoskeleton, you can see that its outer shell does not look like an ordinary car. There are almost no gaps between the doors on its body. Evaluating the Cybertruck exoskeleton, we can assume that it was made using Trumpf technologies.

Tesla ordered the most advanced version of TrueBend machine

The Trumpf TrueBend 5320 seen at Giga Texas is the strongest and heaviest machine in the series. According to the technical specification, its clamping force is 3200 kN. With it, you can bend metal up to 4.42 meters long. The Cybertruck exoskeleton will be made from 3 mm thick stainless steel sheets. According to a comment from Elon Musk, conventional metal bending machines would not be able to handle this. However, the TrueBend 5320 can.

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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.

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