Unified Abrasives Manufacturers’ Association


UAMA was established in 1999 as a non-profit business association that develops standards to support the design and production of abrasives. Technical experts from related industries and UAMA members create and maintain industry standards to ensure the quality of abrasive products.

It is also our mission to support the safe use of abrasive products. The UAMA website has resources such as a Safety Guide for Grinding Wheels and information on the Shelf Life of grinding wheels, abrasive discs, and abrasive belts. For more detailed safety information, please see publication B7.1-2010, American National Standard Safety Requirements for the Use, Care and Protection of Abrasive Wheels.

UAMA Calendar

Spring Business/Social Meeting

March 13-16, 2017
The Boulders, Carefree, AZ

Grain Standards, Abrasive Microgrits and Analytical Procedures Committee Meeting

April 28, 2017
Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport, Tampa, FL

Fall Business Meeting

November 15-18, 2017
Newport Marriott Hotel, Newport, Rhode Island