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  • 07.29.16

Hyperloop One has opened its first factory to build its first full-scale hyperloop prototype

The North Las Vegas factory is called the Hyperloop One Metalworks that is a tooling and fabrication site the size of two football fields, Hyperloop One wrote in a blog post. The company says the new factory will house the engineers and technicians who will build the parts for Devloop, the full-scale hyperloop prototype that will begin trial runs next year. If you’re wondering why the factory is called “Metalworks” it’s because of all the cool cutting-edge tools the factory has to bend components to their will, the company explains in the blog post:

Metalworks is a maker playground, with brand new CNC mills, lathes, welding machines and tables, and a state-of-the-art metrology room for accurate measurement the key materials and subcomponents of our Hyperloop system in a controlled environment. A purchase sure to be a team favorite are the Flow waterjet cutters that blast water at extremely high-pressures to cut virtually any shape in any material at speeds of up to 36 meters per minute with an accuracy of up to 1/1000th of an inch.

You can check out some of these new tools in the video below.

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