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Kontrollraum in der Smart Factory in Chicago

TRUMPF Smart Factory Chicago

Until now, many people have believed that fully networked production is only possible in theory. We present proof to the contrary and demonstrate in Chicago how it actually works in practice. People, machines, automation, and software already perfectly interact together in the new TRUMPF technology center. In the Smart Factory, sheet metal workers experience networked production solutions in a realistic environment.

Your benefits from digital and physical networking

Your production system is made transparent due to networking. You always know what is happening at a certain point in time and can plan better. Indirect processes are automated. You can produce faster and more flexibly; it is easier to manage your processes. An important advantage – especially for smaller lot sizes.

View the Smart Factory in Chicago from the air!

No matter where you are  – with our intelligent networking solutions, you are always in control of your Smart Factory.

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portrait of Dr. phil. Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller member of the managing board of TRUMPF

"In Chicago we can present our vision of networked production to our customers."

Dr. phil. Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller
Chief Executive Officer of the TRUMPF Group

55 m

of the production hall

26 million

Investment total


Square meter
Site size

The processes in our Smart Factory from different perspectives

Additional impressions

Smart Factory in Chicago bei Nacht

The Smart Factory intelligently interlinks the entire "sheet metal process chain" – from the commissioning of a sheet metal component, to the design and manufacture, right up to delivery.

Smart Factory in Chicago

The Chicago site is ideally suited to the Smart Factory. Around 40 percent of the sheet metal processing industry in the USA is located in the states directly surrounding it.

Maschinen in der Smart Factory in Chicago

An interlinked sheet metal processing system with a high storage bay is the heart of the 55-metre-long production hall and provides the machine tools connected to it with material.

Außenbereich der Smart Factory in Chicago

Besides COR-TEN steel and glass, Douglas fir timber was used in the office building structure of the networked factory.

Terasse der Smart Factory in Chicago

The architects Barkow Leibinger from Berlin are responsible for the design of the building.

Maschinen in der Smart Factory in Chicago

The production line is set up so that all actual production processes can be carried out.

Bäume vor der Smart Factory in Chicago

With the new site, the TRUMPF Group is expanding its US presence in a strategically important region.

Außenansicht der Smart Factory in Chicago

The exterior of the building with its rough-looking paneling made from deep rust-red COR-TEN steel makes clear both the industrial context and its representative function.

Büro in der Smart Factory in Chicago

To begin with, around 30 employees work in an open and modern work environment at the TRUMPF Chicago site.

Architektur der Smart Factory in Chicago

The skywalk is part of the cantilevered ceiling structure made from steel, which was produced by a TRUMPF customer in Atlanta.

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Benjamin Neumann
TruConnect Product Management
Fax +49 7156 303932291

Dominique Hensel
Smart Factory Consultant
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