United Grinding Expands Customer and Community Outreach for 2021

United Grinding launches a new Youtube video series, student scholarships and digitization presentations at IMTS spark.


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Further expanding its outreach to manufacturers and the greater Dayton region as a whole, United Grinding North America (Miamisburg, Ohio) has announced several new programs, including those already underway and events planned for 2021. The company recently launched a new 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,” says 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,” is published on the company’s YouTube channel and is part of a wide-ranging initiative by United Grinding to reinforce its longstanding commitment to partnering with its customers. The series will begin premiering on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, with an episode about 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 in this series will focus on key topics that machine operators deal with on a daily or weekly basis. The company says it will then offer knowledge, insight and best practices from its technical and application experts, many of whom have garnered extensive first-hand shop experience prior joining United Grinding’s team. In addition to those experts, there will be special guest appearances from coolant suppliers, abrasives manufacturers and other company partners who will weigh in with advice and subject-matter expertise.

To encourage even more subject-matter expertise—and promote careers in manufacturing—United Grinding North America has also 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.

The company also plans to contribute to the education of manufacturing professionals through its participation in the IMTS spark presentation series (MMT even has some upcoming live discussions on this platform). Stolmar says he will offer insight into the digitization of manufacturing that “is here and inevitable.” Occuring on Thursday, January 7 at 12:00 EST, he will discuss the company’s digital vision and how it will help manufacturers take full advantage of the various digital-based innovations to improve processes and increase machine utilization. To that point, Stolmar will cover topics ranging from data collection and databases to digital twins and Industry 4.0. To attend his presentation and see the latest grinding technology in action, visit United Grinding North America at the company’s IMTS spark Showroom.