US Synthetic produces polycrystalline diamond cutters (PDCs) for oil and gas exploration. Thanks to constant innovation, proven quality, and superior customer service, more of the world's energy suppliers rely on US Synthetic than any other PDC manufacturer.
Meet the Toughest Diamond Cutters You'll Ever Use
The oil exploration business demands speed, durability, and toughness. And there's no place where those three things matter more than where diamond meets rock at the bottom of a hole.
That's why US Synthetic has spent more than a decade perfecting polycrystalline diamond cutters (PDCs) that drill faster and last longer — especially in tough conditions that test the limits of the most durable drilling equipment. Today, US Synthetic leads the industry in the development and production of innovative, top-quality PDC inserts that meet the highest standards and match the requirements of the most demanding oil exploration and development projects. This absolute, no compromises commitment to superior quality and constant innovation — combined with a personal "do whatever it takes" approach to business—sets us apart from the crowd and makes US Synthetic your best choice for all kinds of diamond solutions.
Diamond Fixed Cutter Bit Inserts
US Synthetic first began manufacturing diamond cutters for fixed cutter drill bits in 1983. Since then, we have developed this technology aggressively, and a number of significant US Synthetic innovations have 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 our 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. When we design and manufacture your diamond cutter insert, we'll work closely with you to find the optimum combination of abrasion and impact resistance for your specific drilling application.
Diamond Rock Bit Inserts
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 designed and manufacturing some of the most technically advanced and i 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. We can design and manufacture bit inserts that meet virtually any size or shape requirement, including ovoids, conicals, and chisels, and we're constantly searching for new shapes that make more effective use of diamond. Our rock bit inserts range in size from 5mm to 25 mm in diameter and 3mm to 35mm in length. And of course, we're always ready to design and manufacture rock bit inserts to match your unique specifications, including customized diameters, lengths, shapes, and chamfers.
Diamond Downhole Bearings
Drill bits aren't the only place where durability and reliability are essential. That’s US Synthetic also provides diamond thrust bearings for use in downhole motors, turbines, and drilling tools. Since we began offering diamond-enhanced bearing assemblies in 2000, these innovative products have already been approved for a number of mission-critical downhole components. Unlike other manufacturers, we never use diamond bearing pads that have already seen service in drill bits — all of our bearing inserts use top-quality new diamond inserts. As the use of diamond inserts in downhole equipment evolves and expands, US Synthetic will continue to innovate, explore new uses for diamond inserts, and develop new products for extending the life of downhole drilling components.
Diamond Hammer bit inserts
Traditionally, diamond hammer bits have not been widely used for oil exploration, but they are very effective in certain hard rock situations, and they 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 tin punishment of hammer drilling in the most demanding hard rock conditions. Our hammer bit inserts range in size from 13mm to 25mm in diameter and 19mm to 35mm in length, and we can design and manufacture hammer bit products with different diameters, lengths, shapes, and chamfers to meet your unique specifications.