Tesla would have set a trend with larger die-cast parts from what are now widely known as giga presses. According to a report released at the end of 2021, six Chinese automakers alone should get die-casting machines a size similar to the ones Tesla uses for the Model Y in all of its plants this year, and with Switzerland’s Bühler, a second European company. The supplier now has presses in the program. According to one aeronautical engineer – and possibly also the famous Tesla disassembler Sandy Munro – this technology is already outdated.
Tesla disassembler is fascinated with composite parts
He has a controversial opinion to share, BrownSoylent wrote on Twitter on Monday, a user with less than 1,000 followers, many of whom are quite well known themselves. His profile does not reveal his true identity, only that he is an aeronautical engineer and physicist with two PhDs, as well as a nuclear engineer and mathematician, who built two companies worth more than a billion dollars. In addition to many other political and technical issues, he has also shown an interest in Tesla in the past and appears to have a fairly positive view of the company.
But on Monday, BrownSoylent wrote on Twitter that he believes Tesla has gone the wrong way with its mega-ops. As expected, this did not meet with unanimous approval. However, he wasn’t yelled at either, and during the discussion of his launch letter, it emerged that Sandy Monroe might have had a similar opinion. The former Ford boss and his consulting firm attracted early attention in Tesla circles with devastating criticism of the Model 3’s construction. CEO Elon Musk has responded willingly and turned to elements of an ever larger workforce for Tesla Model Y, as Monroe recently praised in a video .
His first encounter with the tech, which BrownSoylent has now tweeted, was documented in a video this week already dedicated to the Model Y’s 4680 battery pack from the Texas factory. In the end, Munro and his colleagues unpacked a large package sent from Italy by a company called CPC. Monroe explains that this is “the future when we get rid of sheet metal”: “sheet-made composites,” that is, carbon-fiber composites produced in the pressing process.
Musk wants more pressure for Cybertruck
Monroe can hardly contain his excitement about the large portions in the box. Together they seem to make up the entire top half of the car, but after easily connecting two of the elements, he separates them because they are too exciting for the viewers. With more praise from Monroe, the video ended after he had previously promised a full post about it.
Controversial opinion: Tesla has gone in the wrong direction with tight laughs.
– SoylentBrown (@BrownSoylent) August 22 2022
In the meantime, you can learn more about her from BrownSoylent on Twitter. By superior process, he meant carbon fiber reinforced composites (CFRP), he emphasized. In recent years, rapid progress has been made in their production outside the automotive sector. This way one can get all the advantages of large molded parts and some additional and less disadvantages. The new composite materials are lighter and more stable and are on their way to not being more expensive or even cheaper. This sounds a lot like Elon Musk, but according to him, Tesla wants bigger pistons for the Cybertruck.
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