For the start of serial production of the Model Y, Tesla is pursuing a major modernization of production, and in addition to the “cuts” the length of the cables, includes the creation of a giant casting machine, capable of producing frame Model Y in one piece.
Like on the foundry giant already mentioned Elon Musk, now the company has opened access to a patent application on this machine.
According to the patent application, the machine saves the production from many of the manipulations that need to be carried out previously to create the body of the car. Tesla expects that this construction will reduce Assembly time, maintenance costs, production costs, factory area, operating costs of the plant, the cost of tools and equipment. The automaker also notes that it will reduce the number of other foundry machines.
Recall that Tesla filed a patent application for a system of personalization of passengers.