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40+

years of diamond experience

Our story started in 1978. Over the past 40 years, we’ve developed innovative, proprietary cubic press technology for high-pressure, high-temperature diamond synthesis.

100% of our Products

are highly-engineered and custom-designed

Today, we lead the industry in developing and producing innovative, top-quality PDC inserts, bearings, valves, and mining tools that meet the highest standards–matching the requirements of the most demanding projects.

500+

patents in advanced diamond technology

A dedicated group of experienced scientists, engineers, and technicians drives US Synthetic’s efforts to perfect and enhance our existing diamond solutions.

Advanced technology
delivered on time, every time

US Synthetic offers an absolute commitment to quality and innovation—combined with a personal “do whatever it takes” approach to customer service—that sets us apart from the competition and makes us your best choice for all kinds of diamond solutions.

  • Advanced, state-of-the-art research, development, and testing facilities
  • Experienced engineers and scientists with decades of collective experience
  • Continuous field testing to understand and solve the biggest problems field engineers deal with every day
  • ISO 9000 certification
  • Close, personalized relationships with every customer
  • Diamond solutions that are customized and tailored to meet specific requirements
  • Knowledgeable, friendly people who are trained and capable of dealing with any situation
  • An absolute commitment to on-time delivery every time an order is placed
US Synthetic Employees

What we do

A Problem-Solving Culture

US Synthetic Bearings makes long-lasting diamond bearings for process-fluid-lubricated applications, including those used in down-hole drilling tools. US Synthetic presses its own polycrystalline diamond (PCD) and finishes each part to exact specifications to give customers confidence that their high-performance product will hold up under extreme conditions.

OUR PRODUCTS ARE

Engineered for the most demanding needs

US Synthetic Bearings is a dedicated business division of US Synthetic -- a 30-year industry veteran and a leader in the development and production of polycrystalline diamond cutters (PDCs) for oil and gas exploration. US Synthetic and the Bearings division pride themselves on an uncompromising commitment to constant innovation, outstanding quality, and superior customer service, allowing our engineering teams to meet high performance standards and match the requirements of the world's most demanding oil exploration and development projects.

THRUST

Thrust bearing

RADIAL

radial bearing

COMBINATION

Combination Bearing

Why Choose

Diamond as an Engineering Material

Thermal Conductivity

PCD (Diamond) 543 W/m•K
Tungsten Carbide 70 W/m•K
Silicon Nitride 30 W/m•K
Silicon Carbide 85 W/m•K
Copper 388 W/m•K
Steel (4140) 43 W/m•K

Hardness (Knoop)

PCD (Diamond) 49.8 GPa
Tungsten Carbide 1.8 GPa
Silicon Nitride 1.8 GPa
Silicon Carbide 2.4 GPa
CBN 38 GPa
Steel (4140) 0.2 GPa

Fracture Toughness

13 MPa√m ---------- PCD (Diamond)
11 MPa√m ---------- Tungsten Carbide
11 MPa√m ---------- PCBN
9 MPa√m ---------- Silicon Nitride

Coefficient of Friction

0.01 CoF ---------- PCD (Diamond)
0.2 CoF ---------- Tungsten Carbide
0.42 CoF ---------- Steel (4140)

Diamond Products

Made for the toughest environments on earth

We lead 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 engineering projects.

Improving Lives

by giving of our time in the community

We’re working to give back and enhance the lives of people in our neighborhoods and communities, to support the children in our local schools and STEM programs, and to reach out to the less fortunate around the world. We’re lending a helping hand to those that need a little extra help through our volunteer, community-giving, and Engineering Good initiatives. By teaming up with world-class partners and our employees, we’re donating thousands of hours of service yearly and tens of thousands of dollars to local communities and to humanitarian organizations around the world.

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