Megacasting Revolutionizes Electric Auto Production

August 14, 2022
One of Tesla’s 8 Giga Presses

New cars like the Tesla Model 3, Maserati SUV, and Volvo EV depart from convention by building the cars atop just a few very large, very complex aluminum alloy castings. These bolt together to form the entire chassis, with front, center, and rear sections that replace, in Tesla’s case, 370 discrete parts that would need to be joined together to form the car’s chassis.

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