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Wear and Custom Applications

Polycrystalline diamond is an extremely wear resistant material that can be used to protect drilling tool components from abrasive wear caused by contact between the exterior of the tool and the bore-hole wall.

Wear and Custom Applications

Steel Grades

Our engineering team works with each customer to develop the best material specification for each application. Considerations such as load requirements, method of bearing retention, process fluid abrasives and fluid flow characteristics all play into the bearing ring steel grade specification.

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The majority of PCD bearing applications are satisfied using 17-4 PH 1150 stainless steel. This material exhibits good machinability, maintained hardness during the braze heating cycle and is corrosion resistant. Other steel grade options are available.