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Smart Factory in Chicago | TRUMPF
Control center at the 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

Networking makes your production transparent. You then always know what is happening and can plan better. Indirect processes are automated. Production is faster and more flexible, and your processes become more manageable. A decisive 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.

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

Further impressions

Smart Factory in Chicago at night

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 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.

Machines in the 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.

Outdoor area at the Smart Factory in Chicago

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

Terrace at the Smart Factory in Chicago

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

Machines in the Smart Factory in Chicago

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

Trees in front of the Smart Factory in Chicago

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

Exterior view of the 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.

Office in the Smart Factory in Chicago

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

Architecture of the Smart Factory in Chicago

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

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