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1. Hi Sandrine! Can you tell us about your role and responsibilities at Steuer?
As a Specialist in the final stages of reed production at Steuer, my primary focus is on the crucial final steps in the manufacturing process. This includes measuring the strength of the reeds, engraving them, ensuring they are properly protected, and placing them in their boxes.
2. What does the engraving operation involve?
The engraving operation comes after the strength measurement stage. Once the reeds have been categorized by strength, I use a laser machine to engrave various details on the bark of the reed: the model, its strength, and our Steuer and Made in France logo.
The reeds are then rechecked one by one and individually protected. At Steuer, for ecological reasons, we have for years used only cardboard protectors specially designed for Steuer, as we banish the use of plastic.
The process of engraving a reed is like a stamp of approval, a seal that declares it 'ready to play.' The reed has successfully passed through our rigorous selection stages in the workshop and will soon join a Steuer musician, wherever they may be on the planet! Perhaps even you! With its full potential unleashed, the reed can now deliver its musical prowess!
3. Would you like to add anything for our community of musicians?
Every step, from strength measurement to engraving, is carried out with utmost care and precision. To all our talented musicians out there, thank you for being the driving force behind our passion for crafting reeds!
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