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Fri Sept 30 pictures of the factory machinery

Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by TEG, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. TEG

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    @reed is the twitterers/tweeter/birds name (I don't know I don't use twitter), and he's got lots of pictures not yet linked. One pretty funny one of Musk in the frunk being laughed at.
     
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    Model S at the Tesla Factory last night (Friday September 30th)
     
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    I'm amazed with the progress of the factory. It seems that the cell phone pictures don't do it justice. I look forward to much better pictures and more details about the Betas and the soon to follow production Model S. As always TEG you are on top of it.
     
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    Over 6000 if memory serves correct
     
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    6000 tons? That sounds excessively high for stamping aluminum, but 6000 pounds seems low.
     
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    The largest press does 4000 tons. Wow.
     
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    They admitted it was overkill. They got "going out of business" prices on them. I remember hearing 150 tons on the medium stamper.
     
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    Makes sense. At least it will probably never wear out.
     
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    Not sure how much it may matter, but another tidbit mentioned was that they couldn't make their own dies there, but they could repair them (cracks and nicks). They said they would be capable of 1 million "presses" before they were considered "worn"
     

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