United Grinding expands outreach initiatives

January 25, 2021 - 02:30am
United Grinding expands outreach initiatives

Further expanding its outreach to manufacturers and the greater Dayton, Ohio, region as a whole, United Grinding North America of Miamisburg, Ohio, launched a web-based video series, initiated a scholarship program for local students and prepared an online presentation that conveys the need for digitization in today’s manufacturing world.

“United Grinding North America prides itself on partnering with customers and the community through education,” said company president and ceo Markus Stolmar. “With the new web series, scholarship program and other forthcoming resources, we continue to stand by our brand promise to contribute to the further growth of manufacturing and to helping our customers increase their competitiveness.”

The new video series, titled In the Shop With UNITED GRINDING, launched on Jan. 12 on the company’s YouTube channel with a video that focused on the best practices for preparing grinding wheels for tool and cutter grinding applications.

Hosted by United Grinding assistant production manager Kevis Mitchell, the first episode of the new series also includes application engineer Chad Mahurin and tool division general manager Simon Manns discussing the optimal way to build, dress, balance and measure wheel packs for tool grinding applications.

Each new episode of In the Shop will focus on key topics that machine operators deal with on a daily or weekly basis. UNITED GRINDING North America will then offer knowledge, insight and best practices from its technical and application experts, many of whom garnered extensive first-hand shop experience prior joining the team at United Grinding North America. In addition to those experts, there will be special guest appearances from coolant suppliers, abrasives manufacturers and other partners who will weigh in with advice and subject-matter expertise.

To encourage subject-matter expertise, and promote careers in manufacturing, the company established its Gearing Up For the Future scholarship for students pursuing degrees, diplomas or certificates in manufacturing and engineering-related technical fields. Organized through the Dayton Foundation, the scholarship will award four individual students each spring with financial aid that will help them attain their educational goals and become productive members of the manufacturing community.

Related Glossary Terms

  • coolant


    Fluid that reduces temperature buildup at the tool/workpiece interface during machining. Normally takes the form of a liquid such as soluble or chemical mixtures (semisynthetic, synthetic) but can be pressurized air or other gas. Because of water’s ability to absorb great quantities of heat, it is widely used as a coolant and vehicle for various cutting compounds, with the water-to-compound ratio varying with the machining task. See cutting fluid; semisynthetic cutting fluid; soluble-oil cutting fluid; synthetic cutting fluid.

  • grinding


    Machining operation in which material is removed from the workpiece by a powered abrasive wheel, stone, belt, paste, sheet, compound, slurry, etc. Takes various forms: surface grinding (creates flat and/or squared surfaces); cylindrical grinding (for external cylindrical and tapered shapes, fillets, undercuts, etc.); centerless grinding; chamfering; thread and form grinding; tool and cutter grinding; offhand grinding; lapping and polishing (grinding with extremely fine grits to create ultrasmooth surfaces); honing; and disc grinding.

  • web


    On a rotating tool, the portion of the tool body that joins the lands. Web is thicker at the shank end, relative to the point end, providing maximum torsional strength.


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