Titan Manufacturing Services

Repair of Your Instruments?

Our repair service offers you a fast and efficient means of restoring your damaged instruments. We are offering the finest repair and sharpening service for all kind of surgical instruments, regardless of make or brand. All mechanically sound instruments can be restored to near new condition. Our repairs are comprehensive, for instance;

SCISSORS

For us this is not just a simple treatment of the cutting edges. Shanks and blades are aligned, screws reset, weak screws replaced, blade insides receive a new hollow-ground, then the edges are sharpened at the correct angle of 75-80°, with a special grinding disc made of silicone carbide to avoid steel burning. The scissors are completely refurbished, cleaned and checked for a good cut. A new hollow-ground is important for a smooth cut. Some inferior brands may have pinned and flattened screws, or are just riveted, not allowing the scissors to be dismantled for proper sharpening.

Check the sharpened scissors on a piece of gauze and see the difference!

NEEDLEHOLDERS with Tungsten Carbide inserts

Worn or cracked TC inserts can be replaced in all brands. We use only German made inserts of the highest quality. After the bonding process the jaws are perfectly aligned, spring tension and box lock checked, shanks and ratchets realigned. Then the instrument is fully refurbished, all spots and stains are removed. The Final process which separate us from all other repair facilities is the re-passivization of your instruments.

Passivation is removal of exogenous iron or iron compounds from the surface of a stainless steel by means of a chemical dissolution, most typically by a treatment with an acid solution that will remove the surface contamination but will not significantly affect the stainlees steel itself.

Our high quality blend of chemicals formulated for the cleaning and passivation of stainless steel products. This is specifically designed for the removal of contaminants and all free iron from the surface of stainless steel. Maintaining the correct solution temperatures depending on grade of stainless steel and hardness will give an old instrument the process that is performed when it was originally made.

OSTEOTOMES CHISELS and GOUGES

When cutting instruments become dull or have nicked edges from use and handling it is time to send them to us. We have the proper equipment and the experience to do a professional job. Your osteotomes, chisels, gouges or sharp elevators are sharpened in 3 steps:

  • Starting with a rough grinding on a special silicone carbide disc (to avoid steel "burning"),
  • the medium and fine grit done on a belt grinder, always trying to maintain the original bevel or angle.
  • Finally the edge is honed on an Arkansas stone to remove any burs and to give the instrument the "sharp touch" required by the surgeon to do a good job.

Try the sharpened osteome or elevator on a piece of nylon or teflon, or simply on your fingernail, you will feel the difference.

All repaired instruments are fully refurbished, all spots and stains removed and a mat finish will be applied to the surface. Replating of chipped or peeled instruments is not recommended, as it is not possible to guarantee good results on exposed, pitted or oxidized surfaces. Every effort is made to put your instruments back into good working order, but do not expect miracles in respect to inferior makes.

Need a Repair?

Call Titan Manufacturing at
610-935-8203 today, or download our "Repair Form"