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Polycrystalline Diamond Cutters

As a polycrystalline diamond cutter manufacturer, we are proud to be creating the longest-lasting PCD cutters for the world’s most demanding oil exploration and development projects.

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Polycrystalline Diamond Cutters


US Synthetic first began manufacturing diamond cutters for fixed cutter drill bits in 1983. Since then, the technology has continued to be developed aggressively. And with a number of significant US Synthetic innovations, it has made it possible to use fixed cutter bits in harder, more demanding formations. Thanks to these continuous advancements in design, materials, processing, manufacturing, and testing, US Synthetic leads the industry in fixed cutter diamond products—with some of the fastest, longest lasting, and best-made cutters in the world.

Nearly all of US Synthetic’s fixed cutter inserts are designed and manufactured to meet specific project requirements. Inserts range in size from 5 mm to 25 mm in diameter and 3 mm to 25 mm in length. They can be manufactured in many different shapes—from basic cylindrical cutters to inserts with customized angles, diamond thickness, chamfers, and sizes.

Throughout the design and manufacturing of a customized diamond cutter insert, US Synthetic promises to work closely with each customer to find the optimal combination of abrasion and impact resistance for your specific drilling application. This customized approach, combined with our meticulous attention to quality, makes US Synthetic PDCs the ideal solution for nearly all drilling applications.

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Using diamond inserts in traditional rock bits can boost performance, increase durability, and dramatically improve drilling economics. Diamond-enhanced rock bits also make it possible to drill formations that are too difficult for traditional tungsten carbide inserts.

Since 1994, US Synthetic has been designing and manufacturing some of the most technically advanced and innovative diamond rock bit products in the industry. This includes using diamond inserts in many different strategic bit locations, from inner row use to gauge protection on the cones or bit body.

US Synthetic is able to design and manufacture bit inserts that meet virtually any size or shape requirement, including ovoids, conicals, and chisels, and is constantly searching for new shapes that make more effective use of diamond. The rock bit inserts range in size from 5mm to 25 mm in diameter and 3mm to 35mm in length.

Continuing in its missions of innovation and servicing customers with customized engineering, US Synthetic is always ready to design and manufacture rock bit inserts to match the customers’ unique specifications, including customized diameters, lengths, shapes, and chamfers.

Rock bits

Traditionally, diamond hammer bits have not been widely used for oil exploration, but they are very effective in certain hard rock situations, and are increasing in popularity. Since 1995, US Synthetic has been enhancing hammer bits with diamond inserts that make them more durable, effective, and capable of withstanding the punishment of hammer drilling in the most demanding hard rock conditions.

US Synthetic’s hammer bit inserts range in size from 13mm to 25mm in diameter and 19mm to 35mm in length, and can also be designed and manufactured with different diameters, lengths, shapes, and chamfers to meet your unique specifications.

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US Synthetic uses diamond to solve important problems today, but we also realize that we’ve only begun to explore the possibilities. Because synthetic diamond has many unique properties, that makes it ideal for a wide range of uses both inside and outside the oil and gas exploration industry, and new possibilities and opportunities are continually be explored.

For new ideas or suggestions for using diamond, please contact US Synthetic business development or call 801-235-9001. US Synthetic welcomes the opportunity to put synthetic diamond to work for your business.

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The Unique Properties of Diamonds

  • Hardest known material
  • Highest thermal conductivity
  • Highest wear resistance
  • Excellent electrical insulator
  • Extremely low thermal expansion
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • High sonic velocity
  • Optically transparent
  • Wide band-gap semiconductor
  • Chemically inert
  • Biologically compatible

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