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Post by BigBarney » Tue. May. 07, 2024 11:21 pm

Look at the new school... The others have a long way to go...



Put the metal where needed and skip the rest....

Castings eliminate 360? parts in the front alone...

All that time wasted stamping,bolting,and welding all those steel parts

together...Not even counting all the dies and fixtures needed....

Auto Companies need to come to the future or be left out...

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Post by warminmn » Wed. May. 08, 2024 8:55 pm

Nothing new here. Its called a unibody. Unsure when the first ones were made but over 60 years. It may be refined but its the same concept. Reinventing the wheel again is what its called.


 
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Post by BigBarney » Thu. May. 09, 2024 10:49 pm

The structure of the CyberTruck is not unibody... It is an external frame with

body panels hung on the frame..No reinvented wheel , all new design...



It is an exoskeleton design ... with crush and high strength material where

needed...

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Post by carlherrnstein » Mon. May. 13, 2024 10:53 pm

LoL, instead of making stamping dies they made one hell of a complicated injection molding die. They probably multiplied the tooling and manufacturing cost by a factor of 10. I've personally worked on injection molding equipment, it's not an inexpensive process. I can only imagine how ridiculously huge the equipment would be for die casting that large of a part. Not every novel design is an improvement.

 
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Post by Sunny Boy » Tue. May. 14, 2024 8:34 am

BigBarney wrote:
Thu. May. 09, 2024 10:49 pm
The structure of the CyberTruck is not unibody... It is an external frame with

body panels hung on the frame..No reinvented wheel , all new design...



It is an exoskeleton design ... with crush and high strength material where

needed...

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Not new.

Every car, bus, and truck with a metal body was built panel-on-frame until the early 1930s when large stamping machines were developed.

And I have to assume you've never seen a modern car without the skins spot welded on. The frames look very much like your pictured frame.

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Post by Sunny Boy » Wed. May. 15, 2024 7:58 am

Safer? Not when they brag about how fast EVs can go.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/three-dead-a ... r-BB1moaZt

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Post by waytomany?s » Wed. May. 15, 2024 8:58 am

Sunny Boy wrote:
Wed. May. 15, 2024 7:58 am
Safer? Not when they brag about how fast EVs can go.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/three-dead-a ... r-BB1moaZt

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Probably the power poles fault. Maybe the driver thought it was a fast charger.

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