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TRUMPF Smart Factory Chicago

Until now, many people have believed that fully networked production is only possible on paper. We present proof to the contrary and demonstrate in Chicago how a fully connected production works in practice. People, machines, automation and software already interact seamlessly in TRUMPF's new technology center. In the Smart Factory, sheet metal processors experience connected manufacturing systems in a real-life environment.

Your benefits from digital and physical networking

Networking makes your production transparent. You benefit from improved planning since you always know what is happening at that point in time. Indirect processes are automated. You can produce faster and with more flexibility making it easier to manage your processes. A crucial 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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"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
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The processes in our Smart Factory from different perspectives

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Additional 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 site is a natural fit for the Smart Factory. Around 40 percent of the sheet metal processing industry in the USA is located in the states directly surrounding it.

Machines in the Smart Factory in Chicago

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

Outdoor area at the Smart Factory in Chicago

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

Terrace at the Smart Factory in Chicago

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

Machines in the Smart Factory in Chicago

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

Trees in front of the Smart Factory in Chicago

With the 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 rough-looking paneling made from deep rust-red COR-TEN steel clearly demonstrates both the industrial context and its representative function.

Office in the Smart Factory in Chicago

In the first instance, around 30 employees work in an open and modern work environment at the TRUMPF Chicago site.

Architecture of the 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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