The laboratory of the digital factory research center Vorarlberg was designed as a research and learning factory. Essential aspects of the production of real goods (CNC production, collaborative and manual assembly, intralogistics, intelligent storage) can be simulated. The laboratory is used for the development, testing and demonstration of methods for digital manufacturing and factory control, data analysis, human-machine collaboration or IT security in production. In addition, the laboratory is available for educating students and for training and further educating company employees. Reference implementations and proposed solutions for various aspects of digitization are demonstrated using best-practice showcases.