IDRA is the company that makes Tesla’s “Giga Press” casting machine. The machine is used for diecast large vehicle parts. The Model Y is a prominent example of the use of this machine.
Tesla is already using a smaller 6,000-ton diecasting engine. But CEO Elon Musk once spoke about the need for at least an 8,000 tonne “Giga Press” machine for the Cybertruck.
A Twitter user shared the latest IDRA video. Tesla CEO Elon Musk responded to the tweet:
This is Elon Musk’s first official confirmation that the 9,000-ton Giga Press will be used for the Cybertruck. Although IDRA does not mention Tesla as its client, however, we know that Tesla is a customer of IDRA’s diecasting machines
Elon Musk has said in the past that the Cybertruck’s body would require an 8,000-ton Giga Press. Meanwhile, the Cybertruck will come to market next year, with potential production set to begin towards the end of 2022.