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Had a look a Joes flyover this week. There is a lot of dirt on the south road, and a lot of dirt at 2 entrances.

Pondering if its dirt coming in, filling the gaps left from whatever they have built, or Dirt coming out... New holes.

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Today Jeff's vid captured a truck (pic below) which reversed in. It was empty going in.

Last few months, they seemed to be excavations inside the south end, but the area outside has been clean for a while, so I figured earthworks had finished.

Good odds this is new excavations ongoing for 2 weeks ?. They had already built gigantic foundations for the presess.

What needs large foundations? 9000? * 2 lol


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Had a look a Joes flyover this week. There is a lot of dirt on the south road, and a lot of dirt at 2 entrances.

Pondering if its dirt coming in, filling the gaps left from whatever they have built, or Dirt coming out... New holes.

** EDITED POST, Update **

Today Jeff's vid captured a truck (pic below) which reversed in. It was empty going in.

Last few months, they seemed to be excavations inside the south end, but the area outside has been clean for a while, so I figured earthworks had finished.

Good odds this is new excavations ongoing for 2 weeks ?. They had already built gigantic foundations for the presess.

What needs large foundations? 9000? * 2 lol


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Those excavations have been long ongoing but yea

recently there was a shot in the casting structure that showed the prep work for seemingly the 9 press
 

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Last idea is my favorite. I'd love to think they in fact DO have a second. But, I think there is only space for one right now?
I thought they had room for 6 or 8 presses in the casting area. It would be odd for them to have painted themselves into a corner this early.
 

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I thought the Mori machines were claimed to be CNC machines. If so they would not be for creating a frunk (always some form of plastic) or bed. One could imagine a CNC machine being used to trim castings or to make specialized parts that cannot be stamped or cast.
Would they use a CNC for scoring the SS in order to make the origami folds? I wouldn't know for sure, but it seems like such a machine would be capable of doing so, if not optimized for it.
 

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I thought they had room for 6 or 8 presses in the casting area. It would be odd for them to have painted themselves into a corner this early.
And Joe Justice said ... capacity of 10 million. Not that he said it convincingly, but it was a big number.

Lets halve it. 5 million needs more than 8 Giga presses. or 10 or 12 mmmmmmmmmmmmm more buildings or other interior locations ?
 


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Had a look a Joes flyover this week. There is a lot of dirt on the south road, and a lot of dirt at 2 entrances.

Pondering if its dirt coming in, filling the gaps left from whatever they have built, or Dirt coming out... New holes.

** EDITED POST, Update **

Today Jeff's vid captured a truck (pic below) which reversed in. It was empty going in.

Last few months, they seemed to be excavations inside the south end, but the area outside has been clean for a while, so I figured earthworks had finished.

Good odds this is new excavations ongoing for 2 weeks ?. They had already built gigantic foundations for the presess.

What needs large foundations? 9000? * 2 lol


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Joe's pics today show into there and they have dug a deep hole. They will not put gigapresses at the south end because the aluminum smelting requires large stacks on the roof and they have already installed the stacks in the gigapress area (and have solar panels on the south end in the area you are speaking about). Originally Joe labeled this area as an extended stamping area and if they dug a really deep hole there that would suggest that maybe they are creating a new stamping machine foundation.
 
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Joe's pics today show into there and they have dug a deep hole. They will not put gigapresses at the south end because the aluminum smelting requires large stacks on the roof and they have already installed the stacks in the gigapress area (and have solar panels on the south end in the area you are speaking about). Originally Joe labeled this area as an extended stamping area and if they dug a really deep hole there that would suggest that maybe they are creating a new stamping machine foundation.
What's peaking my interested is the large multi floor opening in GA area.
 

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What's peaking my interested is the large multi floor opening in GA area.
It is interesting but if it is a GA area, as noted by Tesla in their filing, then it isn’t a Giga press area. All they are doing there now is putting in a floor where there wasn’t one originally.
 

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It is interesting but if it is a GA area, as noted by Tesla in their filing, then it isn’t a Giga press area. All they are doing there now is putting in a floor where there wasn’t one originally.
Any and all new construction at this point is potentially Cybertruck related.
 

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Any and all new construction at this point is potentially Cybertruck related.
More likely than not. The question is only what is going on in a particular area. There is a lot of CT general assembly that will be required. There is also a lot of building that needs to be done apart from the exoskeleton, the gigapresses, and the battery pack. They have to make all the plastic components, such as the seats, the dash, the frunk, wheel guards, and the bumpers. They have to make the stamped components such as the inner doors, the bed, and whatever they are using behind the rear seats. They have to build the drive modules and the suspension. And they have to assemble and test all of it.

I was only questioning whether they would be putting the 9K-ton gigapress in the south area where they are digging, or in the GA2/3 area. I do not believe that they will be, and for the reasons I put forth earlier.
 


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Joe's pics today show into there and they have dug a deep hole. They will not put gigapresses at the south end because the aluminum smelting requires large stacks on the roof and they have already installed the stacks in the gigapress area (and have solar panels on the south end in the area you are speaking about). Originally Joe labeled this area as an extended stamping area and if they dug a really deep hole there that would suggest that maybe they are creating a new stamping machine foundation.
Exactly, that's likely going to be the stamping area for Cybertruck. Idra 9K ton giga casting press will go in the NE corner of the factory where the rest of them are, there's space for more.

 

 
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