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  1. Richard V.

    Elon Musk Asks College Kid To Remove Twitter-Bot Tracking Private Jet

    As I indicated earlier " Vaccines are important, but we need logical and scientifical policies. I have the two vaccines + the buster. Nurses in Canada are not mandated to be vaccinated, but truckers are because it has to do with Federal control of borders not Canadian labor laws, which the...
  2. Richard V.

    Elon Musk Asks College Kid To Remove Twitter-Bot Tracking Private Jet

    I think Elon is somewhat cautious about Government policies creping into citizen's lives. I would not want to live in certain countries right now. It could be a slippery slope we are getting into. What about XYZ people doing xyz, and other medical issues that cost the population as a whole...
  3. Richard V.

    Elon Musk Asks College Kid To Remove Twitter-Bot Tracking Private Jet

    See here along the same lines of thinking by Elon about freedom: Billionaire Elon Musk tweets support of Canadian truckers | Toronto Sun "Canadian truckers rule" Elon Vaccines are important, but we need logical and scientifical policies. I have the two vaccines + the buster. Nurses in Canada...
  4. Richard V.

    BREAKING: 324kW Tesla Superchargers Are Coming Later This Year! [Up From Current 250kW]

    I think it will be great for the CT. As for the Tesla Semi here is something VERY BIG from https://insideevs.com/news/561326: Ref: Check New Photos Of Tesla Semi's Megachargers: The Plug Is Big (insideevs.com) Extract: "What we know about Tesla Megachargers so far: megawatt charging...
  5. Richard V.

    Tesla Develops 12,000-Ton Giga Press for Production of the One-Piece Car Body

    If it is a true resale value, then the market should be self adjusting. I am not sure how this would work. Insurance companies "adjust" numbers all the time. So in this way they have the better of it all the time over their clients. How would the resale value be monitored and evaluated?
  6. Richard V.

    Tesla Develops 12,000-Ton Giga Press for Production of the One-Piece Car Body

    The question now is will the check be a fair representation of the valuable materials (batteries and etc.) that will be reused by the industry compared to a standard ICE vehicles?
  7. Richard V.

    Tesla Develops 12,000-Ton Giga Press for Production of the One-Piece Car Body

    Possibly a 12k press could be used to cast the roof, front and back fenders, with dash area supports with Pillar A, B and C going down to the chassis. The chassis would likely be made from three parts the front end cast, the battery tray and the back end cast. Just looking at a toy car, the...
  8. Richard V.

    Tesla Develops 12,000-Ton Giga Press for Production of the One-Piece Car Body

    Thank you, I had not come across "The Limiting Factor". Very well made and informative. Wow!
  9. Richard V.

    Tesla Develops 12,000-Ton Giga Press for Production of the One-Piece Car Body

    This video named "Giga Berlin Factory Tour Part 3: Castings", Alex gives a lot of details about castings, but does not specifically address how the molds comes apart. Giga Berlin Factory Tour Part 3: Castings - YouTube A Canadian connection here: Top Secret About Tesla's GigaPress - YouTube
  10. Richard V.

    Tesla Develops 12,000-Ton Giga Press for Production of the One-Piece Car Body

    Is that for a dome on the Mars colony? I would put that one at 2033.
  11. Richard V.

    Tesla Develops 12,000-Ton Giga Press for Production of the One-Piece Car Body

    Perhaps the cost and logic of major repairs will change based on this new technology. Save all the "organs" and transplant them on a new one-piece chassis part from Tesla for a low cost. This might change the definition of totaled.
  12. Richard V.

    Tesla Develops 12,000-Ton Giga Press for Production of the One-Piece Car Body

    I used to own an E-Type Jaguar (1969) which was a unibody vehicle. Yes, people have been able to fix and restore them in all sort of conditions.
  13. Richard V.

    Tesla Develops 12,000-Ton Giga Press for Production of the One-Piece Car Body

    Here is what I am thinking about for possible timelines for the use of the 12,000 ton Giga Press for a Tesla compact vehicle (row 9) using one-piece for the main chassis part. The 4680 battery will accelerate the power ratios of new Tesla vehicles starting soon.
  14. Richard V.

    Tesla Develops 12,000-Ton Giga Press for Production of the One-Piece Car Body

    Agree, The fix main body vehicle would be the one piece and all moving parts would be stamped. For accidents, perhaps the one main body piece could be sold as needed by strategic "areas" just like you buy a cut of beef. They could be cut at the factory from existing spare vehicle chasse that...
  15. Richard V.

    Tesla Develops 12,000-Ton Giga Press for Production of the One-Piece Car Body

    Ref: Tesla Develops 12,000-Ton Giga Press for Production of the One-Piece C (tesmanian.com) Full extract: Tesla significantly outperforms competitors as it invests heavily in the development of technologies for production. It is reported that, in the future, the company intends to use the...
  16. Richard V.

    Samsung Elec picks Taylor, Texas as new $17 bln U.S. chip plant site

    The link you provided is not working for me. Do you like this one? What Tesla, Samsung, other big projects mean for Austin-area manufacturing - Austin Business Journal (bizjournals.com)
  17. Richard V.

    Would you buy a 2 mm CT

    Fully agree, if 4mm is righter I will also be happier, but as long as it fits into a big rocket space ship specs it would be cool.
  18. Richard V.

    RUMOR: Is Tesla going to buy Mercedes?

    You are most likely right. Elon his too much of a free thinker to be bogged down with buying an old shipyard. Final answer! (Almost!)
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