This thesis describes the designing process, modelling and the virtual commissioning of a flexible manufacturing cell. Particular attention during the design process was paid to planning the cell as a modern system, which can comply with the needed flexibility of the future demands. To show some technical possibilities during the planning stage of a modern project, the manufacturing cell is also modelled in virtual reality. With the aid of this manufacturing cell, in the framework of the 'Pilotfabrik' of the TU of Vienna, futuristic trends in the field of production technology should be demonstrated. The aim is to show a way, how a flexible manufacturing cell can be realized cost effectively and more efficiently with the implementation of new, innovative technologies. Furthermore the 'Pilotfabrik' will offer students the possibility to apply their gained theoretical skills on real machines. At the end of this thesis an overall design of the manufacturing cell is presented. This will be used at a later stage of the planning process, for finishing the last details of the cell. The simulation of the handling-robot gives a first idea, how the cell will function and it is also used to check if the cell configuration has been planned correctly. In addition the manufacturing cell can be shown in virtual reality to outstanders, who are not engaged with the project. Thus the ideas and plans behind the realization of the flexible cell can be shown in a futuristic and immersive way.