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Why Diamond Bearings Underwater?
PCD bearings are ideally suited for operation in process fluids where abrasive particles can cause accelerated wear.
All US Synthetic PCD bearings and wear parts are custom designed for each application. By working closely with customers, US Synthetic Bearings is able to develop custom bearings that can be easily integrated into existing or new tools. The US Synthetic Bearings engineering teams provide design support, prototype manufacturing, and in-house laboratory testing to help customers meet the needs of their specific applications.
The typical process for creating custom-built bearings and wear parts starts with determining specific customer needs for a specific application. This step may apply to existing or new product designs. Design information usually includes:
- Expected Speeds
- Required Loads
- Size Envelope (outside diameter, inside diameter, length)
- Mud (or other coolant) Flow Rate
- Other Pertinent Information
custom design process
Based on the information gathered, the US Synthetic engineering team develops a proposed custom bearing design including the PDC insert size, insert quantity, and insert layout. A customer can then review the design and suggest changes (if any) that need to be made. Based on the feedback received, US Synthetic Bearings provide final manufacturing drawings and a price quotation for the prototypes. US Synthetic prides itself on our ongoing commitment to customer support--from conceptual design through the entire life of the product.