A manufacturing expert tears down a Tesla Model Y, revealing an impressive "mega casting" and pointing out some other surprises along the way (like a foam cube stuffed inside the body).
Sandy Munro may have one of the coolest jobs in the world. A pioneer and expert in lean design and manufacturing, the CEO of Munro & Associates runs a team of industrial wizards who help companies around the world find better ways to build things.
During the lockdown, Munro's been tearing down a pair of Tesla Model Y's and YouTubing his findings. In episode #26 (embedded in full at the bottom of this entry), he shows you the crazy "mega casting" inside the car that is unlike anything you'd see in a gasoline-powered car.
It's fun to watch because he's scribbled notes all across the car, like a design professor's critique, calling out both the good and the bad.
Also fun is when he discovers a foam cube shoved behind a subwoofer as a crude (but presumably effective and cost-effective) sound dampening device.