Tesla shares impressive new look behind the scenes at Giga Berlin

Tesla is getting ready to celebrate Giga Berlin’s one year anniversary since it opened, and on Monday released a series of new videos giving us another behind the scenes look at what it takes to build a Model Y at one of their newest factories.

Referring to Giga Berlin as “the machine that builds the machine,” Tesla starts off the virtual tour with a drone flying through the body shop and stamping area. In this section 13 different body parts are stamped with a total force of 7,300 tons. All of this happens very quickly, with Tesla revealing the press line can produce up to 16 different parts per minute.

We then get a look at the rear underbody, which Tesla revolutionized by using a Giga Press to reduce the number of parts in the rear chassis from more than 70 down to a single casting. In these areas of the factory there are over 600 robots that weld the stamped parts and casting together, Tesla explains.

Then enters Godzilla, one of the largest industrial robots ever made, that takes the formed car body and lifts it into the Paint Shop, which has previously been described by Elon Musk as the most advanced in the world, “enabling multi-layer painting for depth, dimension & a hand-painted look.”

Once painted the car then moves onto the General Assembly area, where the final pieces like the seats, HVAC, power electronics, drive units and more are installed. All of this is completed by more than 1,000 employees at more than 20 automated stations.

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