We use cookies for this website. If you continue to use this website without changing the settings for cookies, we assume that you agree to the use of cookies.
Kontrollraum in der Smart Factory in Chicago

TRUMPF Smart Factory Chicago

Has complete networking only been possible until now in theory? In Chicago we are demonstrating how a fully networked production system works in practice. People, machines, automation and software are already working perfectly together in the new TRUMPF technology center. In the Smart Factory, sheet metal processors can experience networked production solutions in a realistic environment.

Your gain thanks to digital and physical networking

Your production will become transparent Digital networking will make your production transparent. This means you always know what's happening so that you can improve your planning. Indirect procedures are automated. You can produce more quickly and flexibly, and your processes become more controllable. A decisive advantage - particularly for small lot sizes.

Look at the Smart Factory in Chicago from the air!

No matter where you are - with our intelligent networking solutions, you always have your Smart Factory under control.

- / -

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 meter

of the production hall

26 million

Investment total


Square meter
Site size

The processes in our Smart Factory from different perspectives

Maschinen in der Smart Factory in Chicago

The Smart Factory is intended for all sheet metal processors. The core target group is particularly those small and medium-sized contract manufacturers who are still in the early stages of digital networking.

Skywalk in der Smart Factory in Chicago

An elevated walkway spans the production hall, offering a bird's eye view. This so-called skywalk makes it possible to understand the production systems with their material and information flow as an entire system.

Kontrollraum in der Smart Factory in Chicago

The "Control Room" - a control center with large display areas - provides visitors with real-time process figures from ongoing production.

Would you like to experience the factory of the future live?

Here you have the opportunity to register for a visit to experience our Smart Factory in Chicago. Simply fill in the form and send it off. We look forward to seeing you!

Register now

Further impressions

Smart Factory in Chicago bei Nacht

The Smart Factory intelligently interlinks the entire "sheet metal process chain" - from ordering a sheet metal component to design, manufacture and delivery.

Smart Factory in Chicago

The Chicago location is a perfect fit for the Smart Factory. About 40 percent of the sheet metal working industry in the USA is located in the directly adjacent states.

Maschinen in der Smart Factory in Chicago

A 55-meter-long production hall houses an interlinked sheet metal processing facility with a high storage bay as the heart, which supplies the machine tools connected to it with material.

Außenbereich der Smart Factory in Chicago

Besides corten steel and glass, Douglas fir wood was used for the office building of the networked factory.

Terasse der Smart Factory in Chicago

Barkow Leibinger Architekten from Berlin was responsible for the design of the building.

Maschinen in der Smart Factory in Chicago

The production line is set up in such a way that complete real production processes can be carried out.

Bäume vor der Smart Factory in Chicago

With this 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 raw-looking cladding made of deep red corten steel underscores both the industrial context and its representative function.

Büro in der Smart Factory in Chicago

Around 30 employees are initially working in an open, modern working environment at TRUMPF's Chicago site.

Architektur der Smart Factory in Chicago

The skywalk is part of the self-supporting steel ceiling structure manufactured by a TRUMPF customer in Atlanta.

- / -

You may also find these topics interesting

Synapsenbild als Darstellung von Smart factory
Smart Factory

With the modular networking solutions from TRUMPF, we help our customers to create a continuous flow in their production facility, thereby arranging their entire production process with increased transparency, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness within the framework of Industry 4.0.

TRUMPF Services Konstruktions- und Programmiersoftware Keyvisual

Our software portfolio enables you to come to grips with the entire production process, reduce costs, and maximize cost-effectiveness, even when producing small quantities.

TruConnect Beratung
Smart Factory Consultation

Where and how would a networked production facility currently benefit you the most? That's exactly where we start with our advice. Our portfolio has the right solution for every step – together we find out precisely what the most worthwhile solution is for you at the current time.


Benjamin Neumann
Product Management for Digital Services
Fax +49 7156 303932291

Daniel Haller
Business Development/Digital Services


TruConnect brochure
TruConnect brochure
pdf - 1 MB
Service & contact