Five sources with knowledge of the development said Tesla

has integrated a number of advances to create a technological advance

that might revolutionize how it manufactures electric vehicles and support 

Elon Musk in his goal to halve production costs.

The business invented the "gigacasting" technology.

which reduced production costs and forced competitors to catch up.

by using massive presses with 6,000 to 9,000 tons of clamping pressure to mold.