There’s a reason why it is called the Giga Casting machine, according to Elon Musk and Tesla, the giant die-casting machine seen in the following video is the world’s biggest of its kind. Currently, there are two of these gigantic die cast machines installed and working at the Tesla Fremont factory.
Due to the lack of space inside the Fremont factory floor, Tesla has installed these machines out in the open area of the factory premises. The Silicon Valley-based automaker is known for quick solutions like installing production lines under the tents at the time Tesla Model 3 production hell back in 2018.
These machines as we can see in the video are built for producing Tesla Model Y-front and rear underbody single-piece castings, a solution that has given Tesla vehicle production speed and lower cost of manufacturing.
Multiple robots attached to the Tesla Giga Casting machine give a glimpse of Elon Musk‘s Alien Dreadnought concept. Alien Dreadnought is when machines making the machines is achieved without human interference and autonomously.
Tesla Model Y production plant at the Gigafactory Shanghai also has these Giga Casting machines, so Made-in-China Model SUVs are also made with single-piece die-casts underbody.
Tesla Gigafactory Berlin will have 8 of these Giga Casting machines, the most any of the Gigafactories around the world have or will have in the near future.
Giga Berlin will be starting the plant with Model Y production, creating competition in the mid-size SUV and the electric vehicle markets at the same time. Tesla Model Y prices in Europe are expected to go down as local production ramps up later this year and the next.
Tesla is working on an even bigger casting machine that will cast the entire car’s frame in a single piece, Elon Musk recently hinted.