- By investing in large presses, OEMs are seeking to maximize efficiency by casting structural parts with complex geometries in an entire unit, which were previously produced in multiple castings.
- This functional integration can save downstream production costs (e.g. joining) and thus establishes a new approach to automotive engineering.
- This is new technology was introduced to the market by Idra/Tesla. The number of cars sold by Tesla is rising sharply and with it the number of presses installed.
- Several foundries have decided to use this Megacast technology, either as suppliers to Tesla or for their own vehicles.
Source: Tesla - https://chargedevs.com/
Source: Kind&Co - https://www.kind-co.de/en/