The leap into cold water
Although Steffen already had a solid foundation in theory and practice for his future job through his automotive engineering studies at RWTH Aachen University, his holiday jobs and his internships at TRUMPF - including in the USA - the additive technology itself was also initially unknown territory for him. "I applied for this business division at TRUMPF because I was enthusiastic about the entire process chain - from data preparation, i.e. the software, to the manufacture of the components, and the post-processing. Steffen had to learn the technology from scratch in record time, and he rose to the challenge. With the support of his colleagues, he got to know the technology using specific components and was able to gain international experience in sales. "The greatest challenge was to pass on this knowledge clearly to the customer," says Steffen.