Earlier this month, a picture of the Cybertruck rear underbody casting was leaked from Giga Texas. And it didn’t go unnoticed from the eyes of long-time automotive business veteran and automobile teardown skilled Sandy Munro.
Munro took the possibility to speak about this leaked picture of the Cybertruck casting and provides us an skilled view of his observations.
This picture of a half-body shell of a Tesla Cybertruck popped up on Twitter. It was likely taken randomly at Giga Texas, as Tesla workers could be seen working beneath the truck’s physique shell.
After analyzing the picture, Sandy Munro stated that this isn’t a single-piece Giga Casting of the Cybertruck nor the ultimate design — it’s a prototype casting.
I’m again from Saudi Arabia! @CorySteuben requested me to react to the leaked picture of the @Tesla cybertruck casting, see under. @live_munro @elonmusk pic.twitter.com/gwfOawfWle
— Sandy Munro (@teardowntitan) December 12, 2022
In accordance with Sandy’s remark, there are literally 5 elements welded collectively to make this casting (two on both sides and one on the backside). Though it seems to be like a Giga Casting, it’s made with a special technique referred to as “misplaced foam,” says Sandy.
After making a foam sample, it’s rammed up within the sand after which molten aluminum is poured into the sample. The extraordinarily sizzling molten aluminum melts the styrofoam and the form of the casting is made, Sandy defined, describing the misplaced foam technique.
The misplaced foam technique is nice for creating prototype castings such because the one we will see within the leaked Cybertruck improvement image above.
A real Giga Casting doesn’t have welds in it. The complete goal of a Giga Forged is to remove as many welds as doable, as we’ve got seen within the case of the Tesla Mannequin Y.
Since aluminum can’t be welded to chrome steel (Cybertruck physique), Munro thinks there’s some aluminum beneath the physique shell that these castings are welded to, nevertheless it can’t be confirmed taking a look at this picture.
Video: Sandy Munro’s tackle the Cybertruck castings seen within the leaked picture.
Tesla ordered a 9000-ton Giga Casting machine from IDRA to create Cybertruck underbody single-piece castings for the manufacturing setting.
The primary 9000-ton Cybertruck Giga Casting machine was getting ready to be shipped from Italy to Giga Texas, as we reported in October. This machine may need landed in america, however there isn’t any proof that it has been commissioned at Giga Texas but.
That is the world’s largest Giga Casting machine and must be shipped in elements. Due to this fact, it would take some extra time to enter the set up course of at Tesla’s Cybertruck manufacturing unit in Austin, Texas.
After tearing down the Tesla Mannequin 3, Tesla Mannequin Y, and Tesla Mannequin S Plaid … Sandy Munro and his crew of engineers intend to teardown an enormous Tesla Semi truck. To buy a Tesla Semi ($200,000+), MunroLive.com is promoting stickers for $15 ($50 signed by Munro) to assemble the required funding.
He urges his viewers, Tesla followers, and homeowners to purchase the “Uncle Sandy Desires You” stickers in order that he can convey you a improbable Tesla Semi teardown video sequence.
Video: Sandy Munro’s crowdfunding effort to purchase a Tesla Semi for teardown evaluation.
Initially revealed by Tesla Oracle. By @IqtidarAlii.
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