Chat GTP strike again.
Welcome to the world of “unibody” cars, like AMC used since the late 40s, and Chrysler, since the late 50s. when most of the car is welded into a single piece, with only the doors and front external fenders bolting on.
Giga castings cast out the welds!
The result, either way, is a monolithic structure.
Not important. Giga castings results in lower costs and better quality.
I thought we were talking about repairability. Fewer, larger, parts, has been the trend in auto production for decades. Some folks here know about the breakthrough in stamping technology that GM made in the 30s, where they could stamp an entire car roof out of one sheet of steel. Prior to that, to get an all steel roof, several smaller stampings had to be welded together, then the seams filled and ground smooth. The Cord 810 roof is composed of about 7 separate pieces. Due to the cost of an all steel roof, most cars in the early 30s still had a composite roof, where the edges were steel, but the center section was fabric over a wood frame.
I said: It’s not that big of a leap to see them cross the street into a Tesla Collision repair business.
Reread what I wrote. It could have been clearer, but I was talking about the welders. Not tesla.