Dumont produces high quality handmade tweezers, and has gained the popularity of all researchers over the years. Developed in 1875 by Arnold Dumont in La Sagne, Switzerland. There is a variety of material which is used to make Dumont tweezers, is shown below:
- High Precision Grade: Made from (Inox) stainless steel, these tweezers have fine points and they can be used as a substitute for Biological Grade when non-magnetic tweezers are not required.
- Electronic Grade: These tweezers have a slightly larger tips than the High Precision grade. These tweezers are made from carbon, stainless, and antimagnetic steel.
Dumoxel is composed of C, Cr, Ni, Mo and Cu and is the most popular alloy among our customers. This alloy was developed and patented by Dumont to offer the best in resistance to corrosion thanks to its high concentration of molybdenum and chromium. Dumoxel also guarantees an excellent resistance to sulphuric environments, hydrochloric acid, as well as to all other mineral and organic acids. Dumoxel is 95% antimagnetic, resistant up to temperatures of around 400° C (DIN 50 914) and is suitable for autoclave sterilization at 270°C.
Inox 02 is a standard magnetic stainless steel composed of C, Mn, Cr and Si. This alloy is not as hard as carbon steels because it contains Chromium. lnox 02 will resist temperatures of around 400°C (DIN 50 914), but cannot be sterilized.
Antimagnetic is composed of C, Cr, Ni and Mo. It offers a good resistance to corrosion thanks to its high concentration of molybdenum and is 80% antimagnetic but is not as hard as Inox. Antimagnetic is resistant up to temperatures of around 400°C (DIN 50 914) and is suitable for autoclave sterilization at 270°C.