The engineers at Tesla are regularly working on various improvements to the cars of the company have become more reliable, functional, and most importantly cheap to produce (and therefore more affordable). In this case, if not to take into account the “stuffing” of the car, even the production case is still costing the company dearly. That is the problem and wants to solve Elon Musk. His idea is to cast the metal body of the machine as a whole, without wasting time and money on Assembly of disparate parts.
Why you need to cast the body whole car?
A new installation for the casting of the hull is entirely Mr. Musk is going to use in the production of Tesla Model Y.
The principle of operation of the equipment described in the new patent. The installation is called “bi-directional single-layer casting machine for the production of the vehicle body”. The feasibility of the new approach, the representatives of Tesla explained as follows:
As a rule, in the context of production of the vehicle body for casting various components using multiple machines for casting under pressure. Thus one part of the machine is manufactured on specially created for this installation. And such plants may be few dozen pieces. Further, all components of each foundry installation needs to be assembled together. In this production line, every detail needs to be provided with the appropriate staff.
This makes sense, because if (in theory) reduce the number of these plants and foundries to reduce their number to a minimum, and production costs will be much less.
When Tesla will be producing cars with new technology?
It is expected that the new foundry installation should appear in the new factory 3 Gigafactory in China. New foundry installation reduce Assembly time, maintenance costs and necessary for the organization of the Assembly shop area. This will allow in the shortest possible time to establish mass production of new Model Y.
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In addition, Tesla also plans to reduce the number of cables in the production of cars. For example every Model S was established 3 kilometres of wire in Model 3 is 1.5 km away. And in the Model Y plan to use no more than 100 yards of wire. If the launch of the new system is successful, it will be another step towards the dream of Elon musk — fully-automated production of cars without participation of the people.