IDRA, the makers of the Tesla’s Giga Press diecasting machines, has announced the completion of the world’s first 8,000 ton Giga Press, and that it has officially received its first order.
Without specifically naming who placed the order, IDRA general manager Ricardo Ferrario says it came from a “leading global manufacturer for new energy vehicles.” In other words, Tesla.
Along with the not-so subtle reference to Tesla, Ferrario also says the machine will be used for the production of “pickup trucks, full electric lightweight goods vehicles, and SUVs.”
Tesla currently has several 6,000 ton Giga Press machines in use at both Fremont and Giga Shanghai. The machines are used to create rear castings for the Model Y, reducing the number of parts required to just a single piece.
During Tesla’s Q4 2020 earnings call, Technoking Elon Musk said they would need an even bigger, 8,000 ton Giga Press for the upcoming Cybertruck. It looks like IDRA was able to deliver and the Giga Press machines will be ready to install at Giga Texas soon.
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