This videos gets into the nuts and bolts of Tesla’s Gigacastings, Tesla Giga Press, Micron Precision, and Unique Alloy, which requires no heat treat, coatings, and doesn’t warp/potato chip.
This is part seventeen of the Lithium Mine to Battery Line Series to break down and understand what was unveiled at Tesla Battery Day. We’ll start with some background on the Giga Press, move on to the benefits and then look at the challenges of casting at this scale.
1:08 Casting Basics
3:08 Model 2 Single Piece Casting
3:59 Machine Suppliers and Existing Machines
7:10 Quick Die Change
7:25 Benefits of Gigacasting
12:34 Gigacasting Alloy
16:41 Can other OEMs do this?
Intro Music by Dyalla: Homer Said