Surgical and dental instruments and tools
Commonly used materials for handheld instruments include the 300 and 400 series and precipitation hardened stainless steels due to their resistance to corrosion. However, they lack of hardness, have a tendency to galling when sliding against each other and show limitations in maintaining cutting edges.
Medthin™ PVD and PACVD coatings add the required hardness to the surface, preserving pointy tips and sharp edges for cleaner cuts, which reduces the tendency of cell necrosis. The life time of instruments and tools are extended significantly.
All Medthin™ coatings have their particular color and are ideal for color coding.
- Cutting edge retention
- Functionally decorative colors
- Reduced light reflection of 70%
- Low friction, anti galling