Welcome to medical grade
The Dr. D. Brand operates under the premise that legitimate medicine should be complemented by legitimate medical devices. Every input in the manufacturing of our product is supported by a process that yields superior quality and value to the user. Collectively, these processes differentiate our products not only with regard with our efforts in ISO conformance but also with our commitment to setting the medical-grade benchmark.
Dr. D. grinders are made from 6061-T6 aerospace grade aluminum, all DFARS compliant and domestically sourced.
Dr. D. grinders incorporate a Ni-Cu-Ni coated N52 Neodymium magnet to hold the lid in place. The N52 rating is the strongest magnet currently on the market, and the coating helps prevent the magnets from chipping; a common problem typically associated with lower quality magnets.
Once the manufacturing process is finished we clean the grinders. We accomplish this process through the use of an ultrasonic cleaner with an aqueous medium. Ultrasonic cleaning offers unparalled benefits in removing soil and debris accumulated during the manufacturing process due to the high frequency sound waves ability to clean without damaging the device. During the decontamination process, liquid chemicals are used to kill non-spore forming bacteria and depending on the application, we will employ Isopropyl Alcohol (70%), Sodium Hypochlorite, or Ethyl Alcohol.
In the end, Dr. D. products speak for themselves. We don’t compromise and we don’t endorse anything short of excellence. This commitment enables us to provide the best ancillary products to the patients, physicians and cultivators we serve. Fundamentally, medical-grade is much more than a buzzword or sales rhetoric. It is a commitment, an evolution, and a mission in itself. We are Dr. D. Welcome to medical-grade.
Designed for 21 year olds to 100 year olds
From first glance our grinders are clearly designed with the user in mind, specifically medicinal patients who may have weakened conditions and need a user friendly methodology to prepare medication. While most grinders incorporate a knurl-style grip, the design inherently provides functionality for those with limited grip strength. We’ve taken every section of our grinder and replicated our new lobe-grip design to provide both superior grip during use but also increased comfort on the hands and structural support. This grip design gives our grinders a unique aesthetic look that incorporates clean dramatic lines that culminate in the best balance of form and function.
The exterior of all our grinders are hand lapped and finished, this creates an extremely fine surface finish.
Our patented grinding teeth have been completely redesigned and rigorously engineered to provide a combination of the perfect grind consistency and the greatest amount of friction reduction resulting in ease of use. The standard methodology employed in most grinders is “the more teeth the better” which is counterintuitive to simple lessons in physics. Essentially, grinding involves friction; more teeth means more friction. We’ve removed approximately 50% of the teeth surface area a typical grinder would have, allowing the unground medication to be placed in the interior grinding pockets without having to force the lid down in a smashing motion. Complementing this approach, the teeth themselves are diametrically cut which allows for a smoother cutting action, reduced friction, and increased strength. We’ve also staggered our diametrically cut teeth in such a way that mimics how a pair of scissors would work in a shearing motion. This design results in the contacting teeth edges only engaging one at a time, reducing the frictional force required to grind. In most grinders, the teeth all contact simultaneously which greatly increases the force needed to grind and creates unnecessary wear on the user and the grinder itself. The dorsal side of our teeth top is also shaped to reduce friction and help eliminate medication from getting stuck to the interior grinding surfaces by reducing the surface area contact points. Our grinding teeth also have radii on the bottom ensuring ultimate teeth strength.
We took the additional time to redesign the fall through holes into a trapazoidal shape. Not only does this add visual appeal to the grinders’ interior, it works in conjunction with our new teeth design. This shape assists further in the grinding process as it ultimately results in the fewest possible lid rotations to completely grind the medication.
Our patented thread lock design which locks the different sections of the grinder together is like nothing in existence… We use notches.. this essentially eliminates the possibility of the sections becoming stuck together too tightly.
All Dr. D. grinders use screens made from 304 Stainless Steel that have a mesh rating of 50 and are nearly 0.020” thick with a wire diameter of nearly 0.010”. Unlike most other grinders that utilize thin screens (typically 0.005”) and stretch it to fit, we let the screen rest in its natural state and support it from underneath with a unique Fibonacci spiral inspired floor design. The outer circumference of the screen is held down by a small grove in the interior of the section which prevents the edges from lifting. This eliminates the common issue of screens tearing and stretching over time which normally results in the user having to purchase a completely new grinder. Phoenician grinders also incorporate the first truly replicable screen that can be changed by removing one simple screw.
The bottom section of the grinder that houses the finely filtered pollen from the screen section has also been uniquely redesigned. Most grinders have square dish design, making it challenging to remove the fine pollen. We designed our grinder to incorporate a bowl-like shape allowing the fine pollen to be removed with ease; a full radius around the entire inside diameter.
We employ a very strict de-burring process and every grinder is individually inspected to ensure that no sharp burrs remain. We control this by programming tools to specifically remove burrs in certain areas ensuring that 100% are removed where necessary. This takes substantially longer in the machining process but we feel patient health is paramount and ultimately more important in our mission towards ancillary product legitimacy. Additionally, we implement an AQL inspection of 100% post de-burr in our production process.
All of our grinders are precision CNC machined with the newest technology the industry has to offer. Every single unit we produce must pass a dimensional inspection, and every lot produced must pass a rigorous first article inspection. We’re re-defining what quality means and the end result speaks for itself.
Everything from the material, the magnets, the screen, the screen screw, the pick, anodize, plating, and laser engraving are all made and sourced in the USA ensuring quality, traceability, and accountability.