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Video of Stamping Model 3 Body Panels

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by favo, Oct 11, 2017.

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  1. favo

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    #1 favo, Oct 11, 2017
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    Rotating the press by 90 degrees would enable the robots to drop the sheet and collect the part faster, with less travel on the Z axis.
     
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  3. powertoold

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    Very cool. I wonder if anything's changed from the Model S/X stampers.
     
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    Prize for the first person who can guess where that panel goes on the car!
     
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    @NeverFollow, is this in the Tesla factory? If so, where does this picture come from? If not, please don't put it here.
     
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    And how is that picture of something completely unrelated a useful contribution to this thread?
     
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  9. lunitiks

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    Prize for a guess? Sure I'll take it.

    Footwell
     
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    It's an English Wheel being used to form something old and cool. Maybe an aircraft wheel pant?
    Just in case the need arises for 1500 sets of Luscombe wheel fairings next week, or 500,000 next year.
    Robin
     
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    I know, I know! Housing for the HUD? Darn, I never win anything. :(
     
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    You know they still exist, and still make parts. 500,000 in a year implies rather a large number of ground loops and other mishaps, but...
    Luscombe Silvaire Aircraft Company
     
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    Most likely one half of motorcycle fuel tank. Lots of custom motorcycle shops make their own fuel tanks just like that.
     
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    Interesting that Elon has needed to resort to posting videos of standard industry production practices.

    From a production perspective, all Tesla ever needed to do was strive to be a competent auto manufacturer. The state of the art is advanced and the result of many years of competition between equipment vendors.
     
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    Looks like an inner panel. There’s lots of shape to it so doesn’t appear to be hood or door. Too small to be a body side and not the right cut out shape for a fender or quarter panel. That leaves trunk, though not enough shape on that stage to be certain. If there’s more shaping in the next die/dies then trunk inner is my guess.
     
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    From a production perspective all Tesla needs to do is deliver the # of cars they say they are going to deliver with an acceptable level of quality.
     
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    Top Secret Plan for Success:
    1. Do what you say you are going to do...
    2. ...when you say you are going to do it and...
    3...at the cost you said it would come in for.
    All the rest is fluff.
    Robin
     
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    I counted over 10 stampings a minute.
    If that machine is working 24/7 on the same part and stock is not building up, that is a lot of cars
     
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    He is doing what any responsible CEO would do: provide evidence that Model 3 production is happening and ramping up. Nothing wrong with that.
     
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    Passenger side front floor pan.
    Drivers side floor pan, you can see the cutouts for the pedal intrusion
     
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