For Stefanie Epple, development engineer at TRUMPF in Ditzingen, Germany, her job is close to her heart.
As a development engineer at TRUMPF, Stefanie Epple is responsible for thoroughly checking machines before they are sold and for optimizing them so that they meet the customer's requirements perfectly. TRUMPF machines are used, for example, to manufacture stoves, kitchen equipment, subway train cars, grills for barbecues - but also for blanks for ice skate blades, which the customer developed together with German speed skater Claudia Pechstein. Stefanie Epple is especially fond of this project because she is a passionate figure skater herself. Ever since she was a child, she has gone skating several times a week - even providing training and choreographing, too. "At some point, I said to my dad: One day I am going to work for myself and develop my own blades."