Known for his extraordinary approach to the technological process, Tesla head Elon Musk plans to abandon the Assembly of bodies of electric vehicles. Instead, he offered to cast the whole car. Thus, according to the head of the company, it will be possible to get several advantages over the classical method of production.
For the production of Tesla Model Y, Elon Musk plans to apply casting technology. The company has already received the relevant patent. The document describes in detail the principle of operation of "multidirectional single-layer casting machine for the production of the vehicle body." The idea of the Mask is to abandon the use of several types of injection molding machines on the Assembly lines, replacing them with one universal.
In addition, abandoning the Assembly of the car body and choosing to cast, will not only significantly reduce the cost of production but also make the structure stronger. The new foundry is planned to be tested at the new factory Gigafactory 3 in China in 2020.
Another article to reduce the cost of Tesla Model Y will be reducing the number of wires used for switching. If Tesla Model S had about 3 kilometers of wires, and model 3 — 1.5 kilometers, the production of Model Y, the company plans to limit itself to only 100 meters. Plans to Mask the creation of a car factory that could assemble cars without human intervention.