The US Synthetic story started in 1978, when Louis Pope founded a small diamond grit manufacturing company. Over the years, Louis and his team of synthetic diamond experts expanded and evolved the business—by developing innovative proprietary cubic press technology for high-pressure, high-temperature diamond synthesis and manufacturing polycrystalline diamond cutters (PDCs) for the oil and gas exploration industry.
Throughout the 1990’s, an unwavering commitment to innovation, quality, and personalized customer service fueled US Synthetic’s rapid growth and success. In 1993, US Synthetic became the first PDC manufacturer to become ISO 9000 certified. The company introduced many of the decade’s most significant innovations and advances in the use of diamond for oil and gas drilling. And by 1997, US Synthetic had become the industry’s leading supplier of diamond products.
Today, US Synthetic is actively expanding its leadership position with development of innovative, new diamond solutions and exploring new uses for diamond both inside and outside the oil and gas drilling industry. This includes finding new uses for diamond in downhole drilling equipment, developing diamond for mining tools, exploring innovative gemstone enhancement technology, expanding analytical possibilities in chemical labs through the use of diamond and perfecting the use of diamond in wire mills throughout the world.
In late 2004, US Synthetic was acquired by Dover Corporation, and is now a part of the Dover Energy™ group.
Dover Corporation is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenues of over $8 billion. For over 50 years, Dover has been delivering outstanding products and services that reflect its market leadership and commitment to operational and technical excellence. The Company’s entrepreneurial business model encourages, promotes and fosters deep customer engagement which has led to Dover’s well-established and valued reputation for providing superior customer service and industry-leading product innovation. Dover focuses on innovative equipment and components, specialty systems and support services through its four major operating segments: Communication Technologies, Energy, Engineered Systems and Printing & Identification. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover employs 35,000 people worldwide. Dover Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under “DOV.”
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