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There are multiple lines at the Austin factory, and so far they've installed presses into each of the corners. At least, that's what it looks like.

-Crissa
Huh? They are installing the stamping machines in the SE corner. They have installed 1 of the 6000-ton gigapresses in the NE corner, with pads already built for 2 more. And that is it so far.
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Huh? They are installing the stamping machines in the SE corner. They have installed 1 of the 6000-ton gigapresses in the NE corner, with pads already built for 2 more. And that is it so far.
That's all the corners they have built so far!

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I have to wonder how long this machine will take to be made, trucked to a port, put on a ship to Texas, unloaded, shipped to tesla, installed, kinks works out and producing parts. I have no real idea but i'm guessing the last two numbers of the date are both 2's. I hope i'm wrong
 

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That pic was clearly the 6,000-ton machine. It says so right on it. OL-6100 CS. Same model as is in Giga Austin right now. So they don't even have one to show us yet. They might still be designing the thing :-(
Not a problem, the final design will be shown "in a month or so". ;)

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im excited for these machines! but Tesla will probably need to keep some IDRA engineer/ technicians on site. when these have problems, and they will... thats ALOT of money not being made
 
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Anyone have a guesstimate on the price tag of this giant machine?

I may be way off but my guess would be around $8M but probably closer to $20M?
 
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Will this factory only build CybertruckS? Or are they planning on multiple lines here?
 

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If one goes down (or catches fire *cough*), then you can continue production on the other.
Well that'll never happen! *snuffing out recent news articles of mysterious fire in Fremont* don't look, don't look! 🤫

With the amount of backorders Tesla has for the CT (over 1.5mil!), I'm sure to them the cost of a 2nd unit to double production and also have a backup in case 1 "magically stops working" is trivial compared to the ability to bang out over a million of these in the next couple years. 👍 I wouldn't be surprised if they ordered more, TBH!
 

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Anyone have a guesstimate on the price tag of this giant machine?

I may be way off but my guess would be around $8M but probably closer to $20M?
I suppose you could divide the IDRA annual revenue by the number of machines they sell in a year but they make different sized machines. I suppose someone could just ask them...
 
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