How to make surgical instruments last

Surgical instruments today are not made to last. I see more and more “instrument pitting.” Pitting a short for “pitting corrosion.” This results in small holes in the metal making it weaker and more likely to break.

What causes pitting corrosion?

For a defect-free “perfect” material, pitting corrosion is caused by the environment–how instruments are stores, how much moisture is in the air, etc. These conditions can contain chemical species such as chloride. Chloride is particularly damaging to the passive film–oxide–so pitting can initiate at oxide breaks.

How to protect your instruments?

I discovered how to remove the pitting before it can destroy the instrument. By removing the pitting on the surface back to the original surface of an instrument will prolong the life and save you from buying new instruments.

Remove Contaminates

D.K.’s Passivation System removes rust and contaminates. Passivacation is a chemical process that actives the natural chromium oxidation that removes the above


Before and after the passivation system.

So what is the chemical process doing to your instrument?

There are peeks and valleys on the surface of an instrument. Contaminants and minerals, ranging from blood to saline, hide in these valleys making the instrument dull. These contaminants adhere to steal she heated in processes such as cleaning and sterilizing.

The DK’ pass. system removes the top layer (or one-ten-thousandth of an inch) off the surface of an instruments were all the contaminants are. By removing these peeks, there will be no more valleys for contaminates to hide, allowing a natural, protective layer of Chromium Oxidation to form.

What is Chromium Oxidation?

photo 4Chromium Oxidation is a natural protective layer that attaches to the surface of an instrument. It will prolongs the life of your instrument by preventing contaminates and other by-products from adhering to an instrument for a duration of time.

The results will be phenomenal. By removing the contaminate from the surface of an instrument, staining or rusting will not occur, allowing the instruments to functions as if new. DK can double the life of any instrument.

Getting That Edge

Here is the unsharpened (on the left) next to the sharpened edge (on the right).

Here is the unsharpened (on the left) next to the sharpened edge (on the right).


The honing process not only removes micro burrs that is left behind after sharpening an edge, but moves the molecular of the steel closer to gather, leaving not only a sharper edge but a stronger edge.  The result is a stronger and sharper edge that will last longer.

When we use this honing process on your precision cutting scissors edge, outside and inside edge, your scissors cutting action will be smoother and silky feel while cutting effortless through the hair, longer.

DK industries is the only company that uses the same equipment that the inventors used, the Japanese.  We use both the honing wheel and compound. No one else has this equipment.


Hospital and Surgery Centers

If you watched the TODAY show February 22rd, you will know that there is a necessity to keep surgical instruments as clean as possible, and you will know that the necessity is not being met as often as it should; all instruments, once cleaned, should be sterile and ready to use 100% of the time.

The Instrument Renewal System is a high-tech reconidition system that will permanently remove all the rust and strains from the surface of an instrument. Metallurgists, chemist, and metal manufactures from all over the country worked together to come up with a solution. DK Industries spent years putting this their knowledge to working, creating the perfect reconiditioning system. It is both mobile and safe; DK has since spent the last 25 years using this, the most effective system.


OSHA Compliance

Here you see a picture of Dean Koeneman, DK Industries’ CEO, wearing a lap coat to repair and clean ridged scopes. He does so to sterilize his work, making it so the multiple layers of the scope stay clean, but Mr. Koeneman wearing a lab coat is indicative of something else very important.