Elon Musk wants to cast the body electric Tesla whole, rather than to collect them in parts
Tesla engineers are working regularly on a variety of improvements to the company's vehicles have become more reliable, functional, and most importantly cheap to produce (and therefore more accessible). At the same time, if we do not take into account the "stuffing" cars, even the production of housing still cost the company dearly. That is the problem and wants to solve Elon Musk. His idea is to cast metal car body as a whole, without spending time and money to build a body of disparate parts.
Why do I need to cast the auto body completely?
New installation for casting a casing entirely Mr Musk is going to use in the production Tesla Model Y.
The principle of operation of the equipment described in the new patent company. Installation called "multidirectional single layer casting machine for the manufacture of the vehicle body." The expediency of the new approach by representatives of Tesla explained as follows:
As a rule, in the context of a vehicle body casting various components used by several devices for injection molding. Thus one part of the machine is made on a specially created for this installation. And these settings can be several dozen pieces. Further, all the components of each casting apparatus should be assembled together. At the same time the production line every detail should be provided with adequate staff.
This makes sense, because if (in theory) to reduce the number of foundry plants and reduce their number to a minimum, and the production costs will be much less.
When Tesla will produce the car with a new technology?
It is expected that the new casting machine should appear on a new factory in China Gigafactory 3. The new casting machine will reduce assembly time, operating costs and necessary for the organization of the assembly workshop area. This will allow as soon as possible to establish mass production of the new Model Y.
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In addition, Tesla also plans to reduce the number of cables used in the production of cars. For example, in each set was Model S 3 kilometers wires in Model 3 - 1, 5 km. And in the Model Y plan to use no more than 100 meters of wire. If the launch of the new system is successful, it will be another step on the way to a dream Elon Musk - a fully automated production car even without the participation of the people.
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