“In the combination of cost-effectiveness, efficiency and machining quality, grinding is superior to all other manufacturing processes.” Prof. Dr. Konrad Wegener said this at the Grinding Symposium. And this is also the theme of this edition of “Motion”. Grinding is actually a very simple and very old manufacturing process. Many scientists and companies – including ourselves – have continued to perfect it in terms of precision and efficiency over the past decades. The outstanding precision achieved by grinding today and the future technologies in which grinding plays a key role are explained by our cover story. Something which perhaps only a few people know: Without grinding, there would be no microchips or robots. Another key factor is the focus of two articles in this edition: human know-how. You can’t learn grinding itself at university, but only by – grinding. What this means for our companies and our employees, can be read in the Interview and in the section “International”. Machines with the best technology, employees with the best expertise – we combine both, to make you more successful. On this note, I hope you enjoy reading this new issue of “Motion”!
CEO, UNITED GRINDING Group