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How Komet® Diamond Burs Are Made

Komet's Diamond Manufacturing: A Century of Excellence

Previously published on the Komet USA blog.

For over a century, Komet, a trusted name in the dental industry, has stood the test of time. Dentists and dental technicians in almost 100 countries have placed their trust in Komet's quality burs, proudly manufactured in Lemgo, Germany, using high-quality components and adhering to rigorous quality standards.

The Diamond Journey Begins

Ever wondered how Komet's diamond burs come to life? Let's take a closer look at this fascinating process:

1. Crafting the Diamond Blank

Our journey begins with the creation of the diamond blank on a CNC Turning Lathe. At this stage, no diamond particles are present, just a blank canvas.

the first stage of manufacturing diamond burs: an empty blank

2. Ultrasonic Cleaning

Subsequently, the blanks undergo their first of several ultrasonic cleaning cycles. This meticulous process ensures that all foreign materials are removed, setting the stage for exceptional diamond performance.

an ultrasonic cleaning of blanks that will become diamond burs later

3. Precise Isolation

Precise isolation techniques are employed to shield specific areas where diamond particles should not be present. Precision is Komet's mantra.

Isolation of bur blank's areas that will not be covered in diamond particles

4. Coating

The blanks take a dip in a chemical bath known as Galvanic Bonding, creating a vital bonding layer for the diamond particles. Following this, they are immersed in the diamond bath, where the transformation truly begins.

a process of bonding diamond particles to a future diamond bur in the galvanic bath

5. Colour Coding for Clarity

Komet's diamond burs are meticulously colour-coded according to their grit. For a deeper understanding, read the comprehensive colour-coding guide.

diamond burs colour-coded for clarity

6. Optional Shank Coating

When required, some diamond burs undergo shank coating, achieved through immersion in a bath, resulting in a distinct shank color.

optional shank coating of diamond burs

7. Final Ultrasonic Cleaning

A final ultrasonic cleaning process ensures the removal of any lingering debris, leaving Komet diamond burs in pristine condition.

a final ultrasonic cleaning of diamond burs

8. Quality Assurance

Each production batch undergoes rigorous quality assessments, a testament to Komet's unwavering commitment to high-quality standards.

quality assurance at the diamond burs manufacturing

9. Secure and Sterilized Packaging

Komet burs are securely packaged under controlled cleanroom conditions. Following this, they undergo sterilization, rendering them ready for immediate use in your practice.

rows of sterilized packaging of Komet burs

These meticulous steps ensure that every Komet diamond bur functions as a perfectly concentric cutting instrument, delivering optimal performance with every use. Trust Komet for quality, transparency, and precision in diamond manufacturing. Your patients deserve nothing less.

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