Download US Synthetic Technical Papers
Click to download detailed technical papers on PDC drilling.
Laboratory drill rig for PDC bearing and cutter development (2009)
The Role of Diamond Surface and Intrinsic Contaminants on Sintering of Polycrystalline Diamond Compacts (PDC) by M. Vail (2003).
Effects of Design and Processing Parameters on Performance of PDC Drag Cutters for Hard-Rock Drilling by J.L. Wise, D.W. Raymond, C.H. Cooley, and K. Bertagnolli (2002).
Polycrystalline Diamond Compact (PDC) Design Methodology Utilizing Strain Energy Capacity by K.E. Bertagnolli and C.H. Cooley (2001).
Understanding and Controlling Residual Stresses in Thick Polycrystalline Diamond Cutters for Enhanced Durability by K.E. Bertagnolli and R. Vale (2000).
Seven Steps to Reducing Failure and
Cycle Time by Jason Wiggins
Research & Development
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