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Since cyber rodeo 2 more gigapresses have been installed. No one saw them do that.
The difference between 9k ton and 6k ton one seen from the end is not much especially since there is all that scaffolding and catwalks in between.
Do you think they are using 4 gigapress to make 2000 model y per week?
You are right, no one saw them install the 4th press, but we saw it get delivered. Are you sure the 3rd was installed after the rodeo? I seem to recall it being before. I don’t think it was being used yet. Not really important.

I have no more idea what they are doing with 4 6K-ton gigapresses than you.

 

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Seems like this debate pops up every time the word beta gets tossed around. Personally, I don’t think a hand built truck would be considered beta by Tesla. They arent testing the output of their machine which is their goal. They know they can hand build trucks.
They don't need the complete line, from gigapress to the end, to make the next series of models. I would take from the earnings call the next trucks will be built in Austin - but that doesn't mean the line will be complete before the first ones roll off it.

Each part of the line will take a different amount of time to install and validate. It's cheaper to insert 3d printed or more expensive tooling for complex parts like the castings while they dial in what the final castings will be.

Then it'll really ramp, and that's months away.
The gigapress is for when they've tested the parts and are ready to push the trucks out by the thousands. They don't need it for the line validation beta version.

This version is about making the line work. It's the riskiest part. Does their new origami thing work? That's what we find out next.

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You can’t wait to see this press in action. I can’t wait to feel the earth move under my feet with every eight tons of force.
 
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IDRA just posted on LinkedIn “9000t packed and ready to go”.

Must be last parts leaving!!

Look at that crate.. wow!

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It does not say this is first 9T. Maybe it is second or third.
Entirely possible but I think this is the base and platen for the 1st. I’d love for this to be a second.

But realistically they now start on a second press, or it’s already being done at foundry. All speculation.
 

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IDRA just posted on LinkedIn “9000t packed and ready to go”.

Must be last parts leaving!!

Look at that crate.. wow!

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That's great, but the assembly instructions are pretty thin


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IDRA just posted on LinkedIn “9000t packed and ready to go”.

Must be last parts leaving!!

Look at that crate.. wow!

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Start the clock on that delivery. When you see it arrive, then we know how long it takes. It's a pretty recognizable box.

But by that time, it won't matter how long it takes cause it's already there getting set up and we are on to obsessing over the next piece of the puzzle.
 

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Now I’m stuck with the image of a bunch of Gigapress engineers standing around this XXX ton, $XX million machine with a pile of bolts, washers, O rings, and one weird piece with 7 sides wondering where they were supposed to go.
 

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It does not say this is first 9T. Maybe it is second or third.
But it kind of does. When you say 9T it is highly suggestive that it is the only one. Otherwise you would say ‘a 9T’ or ‘next 9T’. One could say that, since these guys aren’t native English speakers, it could be a ‘lost in translation’ issue, and they would be right. That said, they probably wouldn’t make a big deal about 2nd, 3rd, etc. 9T packings.

the bigger question is whether the earlier shipment was in fact part of this thing or they are shipping everything at the same time.
 

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Unless the first one was secret.
 

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We have no indication that there is more than one of 9T GP in existence.

My assumption at this point is that the GP never left Italy and any beta trucks will be made with 2 castings from a 6T Press or with a machined rear assembly.

 

 
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