New sharpening product provides a unique and brand new
alternative to sharpening stones
CHICAGO (March 2014) Hu-Friedy, a global leader in the manufacturing of dental instruments, today introduces Diamond Sharpening Cards to their extensive portfolio of dental instrument sharpening products. A new innovation in instrument sharpening, the stainless steel Diamond Sharpening Cards offer a unique and revolutionary alternative to standard sharpening stones.
Diamond Sharpening Cards are coated on one side with a continuous surface of small industrial diamonds for superior hardness. The flat, hard stainless steel surface of the card will not easily groove or ditch over time. About the size of a credit card, the Diamond Sharpening Cards will readily fit into instrument cassettes and sterilization pouches so clinicians can have a sharpening card readily available with each procedural set-up.
Available in extra fine, fine and medium grits, the Diamond Sharpening Cards are used with the same sharpening techniques as traditional sharpening stones. No oil is necessary for lubrication during sharpening procedures as the cards can be used dry or, if preferred, with water.
“Sharpening is an important component of the care and maintenance of dental instruments. As leaders in hand instrumentation, Hu-Friedy is committed to supporting our customers with products that assist them in keeping our instruments in top working condition,” says Ken Serota, President of Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co. “The first of their kind in dentistry, our new Diamond Sharpening Cards are a convenient, long-lasting solution for sharpening that we believe our customers will be excited to try.”
In addition to the Diamond Sharpening Cards, Hu-Friedy offers a wide range of Arkansas, India and ceramic sharpening stones, as well as the automated Sidekick® Sharpener. Hu-Friedy also offers technical support and continuing education on sharpening for customers.
For more information about Hu-Friedy’s Diamond Sharpening Cards, please call 1-800-HU-FRIEDY or visit http://www.hu-friedy.com/products/instrument-sharpening.html.
Founded in Chicago in 1908, Hu-Friedy Manufacturing Company helps dental professionals perform at their best by producing dental instruments and products designed to function as an extension of each practitioner's particular skill. Its products, hand-crafted by highly-skilled artisans, are known for their precision, performance, longevity, reliability and quality. Headquartered in Chicago, Hu-Friedy products are distributed in more than 75 countries and the company maintains offices in Rotterdam, Tuttlingen, Germany, Milan, Shanghai and Tokyo.