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Stamping press?
CT sheetmetal may require machines to take SS from rolls and then run them through rollers to flatten and work harden, a machine to cut pieces into different shapes (before rolling/hardening?) and I suspect there will be welding of some type (friction welding?). This will discolor the SS so there may be final steps to restore the cosmetic finish.

11 ga. (0.125 inch/3.175mm) in a half hard condition is too tough for a stamping press.
I believe body panels will be scored and bent, not stamped. Big diff.
 
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maybe we will all find our with the big surprise in 12/9.......hahahaha
 

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I had to look up what Tesla put out for how the CT body would be created.
The closest I can tell is that it'll be cut and CNC bent using a big version like the machine in this video.


CNC bending machine



I just went down the rabbit hole of manufacturing... Grob looks like they make assembly line systems that do several things one after the other, mill, collect, assemble, and connect/weld.
 
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I had to look up what Tesla put out for how the CT body would be created.
The closest I can tell is that it'll be cut and CNC bent using a big version like the machine in this video.


CNC bending machine



I just went down the rabbit hole of manufacturing... Grob looks like they make assembly line systems that do several things one after the other, mill, collect, assemble, and connect/weld.
Very impressive! The CT exoskeleton would probably be much simpler in terms of the number of folds but doing it on such a large piece of 3mm SS must present new challenges.
 

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I had to look up what Tesla put out for how the CT body would be created.
The closest I can tell is that it'll be cut and CNC bent using a big version like the machine in this video.


CNC bending machine



I just went down the rabbit hole of manufacturing... Grob looks like they make assembly line systems that do several things one after the other, mill, collect, assemble, and connect/weld.
As a retired aircraft structural mechanic I can appreciate the speed and accuracy of the automated sheet metal brake. Just guessing that would have taken me approximately on a good day an hour (+) to measure the set back lines, bend radius, change tools and to watch it done more accurately than I could have done it and in just a few seconds is fantastic. Technology is great.
 

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Is it just me or does this new one look bigger than the other ones?

That’s a lot of axles.

(GP is around the 8:30 mark, I think it’s queued up)

How many Gigapresses do they have installed so far?

Yes.. its the 8000 ton for Cybertruck
 

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Yes.. its the 8000 ton for Cybertruck
Says who, and by that I mean someone that actually knows and not a wishfull thinker like any of us? We have 3 guys taking videos multiple times a week, and their contacts in the factory, and they tend to make predictions on very little information, and none of them think it is the 8K-ton gigapress. So your extreme confidence requires that I ask your source.

To answer someone else's question, there are currently 3, 6K-ton gigapresses installed at giga Austin.
 

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Says who, and by that I mean someone that actually knows and not a wishfull thinker like any of us? We have 3 guys taking videos multiple times a week, and their contacts in the factory, and they tend to make predictions on very little information, and none of them think it is the 8K-ton gigapress. So your extreme confidence requires that I ask your source.

To answer someone else's question, there are currently 3, 6K-ton gigapresses installed at giga Austin.
I have no other information, but that video and that it would make sense to have this sort of Giga big press in Texas with larger Cybertruck being planned to be build in Texas. I just said 2+2 must be = to 4...

See this YouTube video for more: Tesla’s 8000-Ton Giga Press for CyberTruck - YouTube
 

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It's already been proven based on the delivery crates it's not a giga press. Giga presses are delivered in very clearly and readable large print idra on the sides of the crates.

None of the deliveries currently being suggested as giga presses say idra on the crates.

Q: Do the crates look like this?
https://www.teslarati.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/giga-press-texas.jpeg

A: No.

In fact, the referenced video timecode being suggested on here, the video creator literally includes text that suggests it's most likely stamping machinery, not giga presses.. Based on the name on the crates and probably his actual on site contacts
 
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It's already been proven based on the delivery crates it's not a giga press. Giga presses are delivered in very clearly and readable large print idra on the sides of the crates.

None of the deliveries being suggested as giga presses say idra on the crates.

Q: Do the crates look like this?
https://www.teslarati.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/giga-press-texas.jpeg

A: No.
Ok fair enough, but what else could it be? The evidence of this big package is hard to make other conjectures about.
 

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Ok fair enough, but what else could it be? The evidence of this big package is hard to make other conjectures about.
See edited post above. Or watch the referenced video at that timecode being discussed for answers.

Or just wait for 12/9 for answers ;)
 

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See edited post above. Or watch the referenced video at that timecode being discussed for answers.

Or just wait for 12/9 for answers ;)
I do not want to be to simplistic, but because the box does not say IDRA does not mean it is not from IDRA. Sorry, I do not want to insult anyone, but I am just thinking of the weight, size and utility of the hole package for Giga Texas and try to guess what is inside the "gift" box...
 
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