Tesla Cybertruck’s exoskeleton maker, Steel Dynamics is set to start production by next month in its Sinton, Texas facility next month. It was first announced to local media by the SDI’s Sinton Site general manager, Dennis Black. The steel that is being made here will be environmentally friendly as well. Where scrap steel will be taken and converted to rolled steel for commercial purposes.
The Sinton site is a 1.2-million-square-foot facility that is packed with innovative technologies. The steel that would be produced in the Sinton site would be quite environmentally-friendly as well. As noted in a report from 3News, the steel mill features machines that could turn scrap metal into rolled steel that could be used for various commercial purposes.
The general manager explained that they will be using metals from the scrap material. About 90% of the metal used will be from scrap materials. Among the clients for SDI, Tesla is one of them. Black stated, “We do start with scrap metal, probably 90% scrap. There may be some alternative irons that we do use to try and make the purification a little bit better, but overall 90% scrap,”
Pending work before production
Before the company starts its making of steel, there is a lot of other work pending too. Currently, they are building another 300,000-square-foot building on the site. The building comes after the company realizes they need more space for manufacturing. Once their $1.9 billion Sinton facility starts operations, around 700 employees will be working in it. The plant is located 167 miles away from the Tesla Giga factory in Texas. As Tesla will be manufacturing Cybertruck in Texas factory and this is an ideal place for the steelmaker to stay nearby. The transportation would be fairly straightforward.
Interestingly enough, previous comments from San Patricio County Judge David Krebs have hinted that Tesla would “redoing” the steel that it would be receiving from SDI, at least before the material could be used for the Cybertruck’s exoskeleton. As stated by the judge, “Now some of these other companies who work with SDI will actually be taking SDI’s product and refining it a little bit better. We’re hearing that one of the companies that were pretty close to–probably getting close–is a company that’s going to be taking SDI steel, redoing it, and that steel will actually be going into the Tesla cars that they’re moving in from California to manufacture here,”
Recently it came to be known that Tesla would be starting production by early 2023, which gives both the companies enough time to prepare accordingly. As Tesla is redoing its design on many aspects, the redoing of steel is also expected. Considering how focused Tesla is on the upcoming Cybertruck.