...these things and just change the dies to push out whatever you want,” Munro said.
Tesla’s Giga Presses are only getting bigger. During the Q4 and FY 2020 earnings call, Musk said Tesla would soon be ordering the equipment necessary to make the Cybertruck, including an 8,000-ton casting press that would produce the all-electric pickup truck’s rear body casting. Sure enough, IDRA announced last month it had secured the order for its largest and most ambitious casting machine yet---an 8,000-ton Giga Press that could be used to make parts for pickup trucks and large SUVs.
“Once again, IDRA makes a world’s first for technological innovation, and we are very proud to announce that today, on the 16 of March 2021, we’ve been able to secure the first order for an 8,000-ton die-casting machine. This order is being placed by a leading global manufacturer for new energy vehicles,” IDRA General Manager Riccardo Ferrario said.