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Make sheet metal processing easier for you

Small batch sizes, large product variety, demanding customers: On this page we take a close look at the problems that make life difficult for sheet metal processors like you - and how we can help you to change that. Until your production works exactly the way you want it to. 

Lack of skilled workers

How does your sheet metal production run smoothly even with fewer skilled workers?  

Small lot sizes

How can you achieve high quality and profits even with small piece counts? 

Lack of financing options

How about financing based on your capacity utilisation? 

Lack of transparency & efficiency

How can you gain perspective and use your resources profitably? 

Higher material costs

How can you make profitable calculations despite bottlenecks and price fluctuations? 

High customer expectations

How can you achieve a win-win situation for you and your customers?  

Smart factory solutions that are as individual as you are

Regardless of whether you are already taking big steps or are just starting out on the path to your company's connected future, the goal is clear: to be prepared for increasing complexity and decreasing lot sizes in sheet metal processing. But what is the best way to go about it? We work collaboratively to shape the future of your production, transforming challenges into opportunities. Get in touch with us today!

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Overcome the shortage of skilled workers

When there is a lack of skilled workers for welding and bending, orders cannot be fulfilled. Quality and reliable delivery become a game of chance. You end up taking care of operational emergencies instead of focusing on your strategic growth. As well as personnel planning, finances or purchasing. How to stop this vicious cycle? By automating routine tasks, you free up your team for activities that add value. Software can help semi-skilled personnel operate machines safely. In the next section you will find ways in which you can alleviate the shortage of skilled workers. 

Lack of skilled workers

Skilled personnel are hard to find. Especially in sheet metal processing. This can be solved through automated processes as well as assistance systems and training courses for semi-skilled personnel. To this end, we assist your operation by providing service and remote support. 

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Oseon takes the pressure off

The software Oseon and Smart Material Flow support users specifically based on their roles and create transparency on the shop floor.

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Machine range

Co-ordinated manufacturing solutions ensure consistently high quality, regardless of the operating personnel. 

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Automation

Take advantage of our consulting services on automation and increasing productivity - for companies of all sizes.  

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Integrated expertise

Digital instructions and stored parameter tables make working on the machine easier. 

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Training courses

The training programme from TRUMPF helps you to produce with high quality, even with semi-skilled personnel. 

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Small lot sizes

Small lot sizes cause big problems for sheet metal workers: rejects, error rates and time expenditure are high. For economic production, the upstream and downstream processes must also be put to the test. The goal: to process orders faster, to produce even small quantities in high quality - and to work profitably. There is often a lack of transparency about the order status and the workload. This makes it difficult to provide customized and quick offers for a micro batch. Linking production to an ERP system can help. Software support facilitates self-organization on the shop floor and shortens programming times. Read more about how to get small lot sizes under control step by step. 

Small lot sizes

As if micro-batches aren't difficult enough, online marketplaces are increasing the competition. How does one remain profitable? Smart material flow, automated production processes and efficient intralogistics can help.

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Oseon & Smart Material Flow

No more lost parts or orders: With networked material flow, you book parts automatically and always know their location. 

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Automation portfolio

Modular automation concepts help you to compensate for fluctuations and produce economically. 

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Simple production planning

Rely on a production plan that optimises series production, single orders and delivery dates with one click. 

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TruTops Boost

The design and programming software maximises your material utilisation thanks to LeanNest and leftover sheet utilisation. 

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Sorting Guide

The Sorting Guide speeds up sorting and errors are prevented – this way, parts are booked faster and your machine can continue cutting seamlessly. 

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Lack of financing options

Growth requires investment. But the road to credit is often lengthy. This is where financing with us - as a manufacturer - comes in handy: easier lending, longer payment terms and planning reliability go hand in hand. Because we are sheet metal processors ourselves and know your market. If your regular bank refuses because order volumes are uncertain or the initial investment seems too high, please get in touch with us. Whether leasing or purchasing: TRUMPF Bank supports you in good times and bad. That's why we offer, for example, seasonal instalment models or repayment based on utilization. We have put together some financing options for you below. 

Lack of financing options

Fluctuating order status, rising material and storage costs – regular banks tend to react cautiously. With TRUMPF Bank you have a reliable partner that knows your industry. This gives you more freedom, e.g. seasonal rates or reduced rates. 

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Financing from the machine supplier

You will receive a financing plan from TRUMPF Bank that suits your situation. For example, one that starts with low rates until your business is up and running. 

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Return pre-owned machines

We accept used TRUMPF machines as part of payment. As industry experts, we offer attractive residual values - this provides security. 

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Pay per Part

We will provide you with a new TruLaser Center 7030 including calculation and programming – you repay this per part produced. 

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Leasing

With us you can lease machines, warehouses, services or software worldwide. As industry insiders, we rate the residual risk as more advantageous than a "regular" bank. 

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Fast approval of credit

Financing with us means: Streamlined processing and faster lending. True to the motto: From medium-sized businesses for medium-sized businesses. 

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Smart factory solutions that are as individual as you are

Regardless of whether you are already taking big steps or are just starting out on the path to your company's connected future, the goal is clear: to be prepared for increasing complexity and decreasing lot sizes in sheet metal processing. But what is the best way to go about it? We work collaboratively to shape the future of your production, transforming challenges into opportunities. Get in touch with us today!

Request consultation

Lack of transparency & efficiency

What is the order status? Where are the parts? What is the utilization level? Every day, all of these questions are costing you time - and therefore profit. You can neither plan your existing resources accurately nor answer customer questions about the order status in detail. Coupled with ever shorter delivery times, your utilization and efficiency decrease. But there is another way: With transparent production planning, you have an overview of all current orders and your capacity utilization. Key figures replace gut feeling, and on this basis you use your resources in the best possible way. The result: Better prices and higher profit. 

Lack of transparency & efficiency

Searching for material, setting up and sorting by hand, comparing papers - unnecessary or manual work often causes lost time and low throughput. Gain transparency on the shop floor with digital support - for the most efficient use of people, machines and materials.

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Smart Factory Consulting

Experts will help you to optimise production processes and the flow of goods in order to get the most out of it. 

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Oseon production planning

Stress with ad hoc orders and tight delivery deadlines are a thing of the past: With Oseon, you can flexibly insert express orders without impairing the overall plan. 

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Smart Material Flow

With transparent material flow, you save on activities that do not add value and streamline your production. 

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TRUMPF Tracking Technologies

The real-time localisation puts an end to search times - universally and flexibly on all devices thanks to the open omlox standard. 

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Oseon production control

Digital production control helps you to make maximum use of all resources on the shop floor. 

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Higher material costs

Material ties up a great deal of capital. High purchase prices and a lack of storage capacity limit your scope. In addition, financially strong online marketplaces are sinking prices on the market. But there are ways to counteract this. For example, by cleverly expanding storage areas in order to buy cheaply and compensate for material shortages. By gaining transparency over orders and inventory. By using material credits. By using intelligent functions to increase your good part rate and lower the cost of parts. We would be happy to advise you on these and other solutions. 

Higher material costs

Delivery bottlenecks and fluctuating prices for raw materials and energy turn scheduling and calculation into a game of chance. In the worst case scenario, there is a risk of losses. You can improve your situation with affordable storage capacity and flexible credit for materials. 

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Transparency on the shop floor

No waste: With intelligent assistance systems, you can increase your good part quota and organise your shop floor in a cost-efficient manner. 

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Automated storage

Expand your warehouse and use the material management with the all-in-one control system from Oseon - for transparency and reduced parts costs. 

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TruTops Calculate

With the software you can calculate the time and costs for the entire production – this makes it easier for you to prepare an offer and analyse costs. 

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Procurement financing

Secure funds with the TRUMPF Bank to fill up your warehouse in economical situations. 

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Pay per Part

With pay per part and the TruLaser 7030, your costs match your workload: You gain financial freedom and know the exact price per part before production starts. 

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High customer expectations

Even for a batch size of 1, your customers expect smooth processes, real-time information and decreasing costs. You, in turn, want higher profits, higher throughput and more latitude in calculations. How can you achieve a win-win situation? Cost-saving processes for all batch sizes, transparency about capacity utilisation and processes, and cost-reducing automation can help. When you always have the right information, at the right time, there is no need for interruptions and time spent searching. You can increase your throughput by shortening upstream and downstream processes. And better calculation options give you latitude in pricing. Discover the possibilities: 

High customer expectations

Online shopping has raised many customers' expectations. They want low prices, immediate service and a continuous digital flow of information. With tailor-made products and services, we help you to meet these requirements step by step. 

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Oseon production control

Increase transparency and competitiveness with digitised processes and a continuous flow of information. 

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Profitability from batch size 1

Simple programming, setup plans, assistance systems for machine operators, and technology tables  - all of these factors turn the first part into a good part. 

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Smart Factory Consulting

Start simply, adapt step-by-step, or network completely: We accompany your development on an equal footing and with sound judgement. 

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Scale NC & Optimate

Reducing manufacturing costs in sheet metal processing or machine programming as a service in the cloud: This is how the TRUMPF subsidiaries Scale NC and Optimate support small and medium-sized companies in particular.

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TruTops Boost

The TruTops Boost design and programming software with stored technology tables helps to increase your good part rate and reduce operator involvement.  

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Lot size of 1

Orders are becoming smaller and smaller. Therefore, we have experts who go on-site to analyse processes and optimise them so that even lot sizes of 1 are worthwhile.

Transparency

Real-time locating systems enable various use cases in the manufacturing and logistics environment. The precise and robust UWB wireless technology demonstrates its strengths in this regard.

Material flow

Factory flow solutions for streamlined processes with reduced non-productive times. Optimise your shop floor with a smart material flow.