Discover the many advantagious properties that make Titanium an ideal choice for high quality, precision engineered ophthalmic instruments.
The aeronautical industry first embraced the benefits of titanium alloy to its advantage in the 1960s and it was on this basis that Duckworth & Kent was advised by a metallurgist to consider Titanium Alloy (Ti-6Al-4V) for the manufacture of its surgical instruments in the 1970s. Duckworth & Kent took heed of this advice (see benefits below) and applied their precision engineering skills to design and produce high quality medical devices using titanium alloy. Today, Duckworth & Kent is regarded as one of the pioneers in the design and manufacture of titanium ophthalmic instruments.
Key Benefits of Titanium...
Non-corrosive, thereby withstanding repeat sterilisation without any deterioration to strength, edge quality or surface degradation
Non-magnetic, so no interaction with other steel instruments
Lightweight, so ideal for manufacturing well-balanced instruments used in ophthalmic microsurgery
Non-reflective (anodised) surface, thereby reducing instrument glare from microscope lighting