The company was determined to enhance the later stages of processing by achieving a mirror surface on implants without damaging them. Traditional methods, such as manual or mechanical polishing, presented certain drawbacks and challenges that could impact the quality and efficiency of the polishing process. Previously, Hybrid Technologies utilized manual and mechanical polishing methods, which proved to be inefficient, time-consuming, and expensive. Manual polishing was carried out by in-company technicians, and the polishing step alone took up to 120 minutes per piece.
An additional challenge was the type of metal used in the implants: high-quality medical titanium, meeting international ISO-13485 and ISO-5832-3 standards. Titanium is a relatively hard metal compared to most common materials, making achieving a mirror finish more time-consuming. However, titanium is also prone to scratching, despite its excellent strength and durability. Applying excessive pressure during polishing can create scratches on the surface that are difficult to remove and may necessitate additional polishing steps.