The Smart Factory is aimed at all sheet metal processors, ranging from small and medium-sized contract manufacturers just starting out with digital networking through to customers with fully automated production.
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.
The processes in our Smart Factory from different perspectives
Would you like to experience the factory of the future for yourself?
You have the opportunity here to register for a visit to experience our Smart Factory in Chicago up close. Simply fill out the form and send it. We look forward to seeing you!
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.
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.
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.
Besides COR-TEN steel and glass, Douglas fir timber was used in the office building structure of the networked factory.
The architects Barkow Leibinger from Berlin are responsible for the design of the building.
The production line is set up so that all actual production processes can be carried out.
With the new site, the TRUMPF Group is expanding its US presence in a strategically important region.
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.
In the first instance, around 30 employees work in an open and modern work environment at the TRUMPF Chicago site.
The skywalk is part of the cantilevered ceiling structure made from steel, which was produced by a TRUMPF customer in Atlanta.