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Valuing human life is a strong foundation in business and in life. US Synthetic, a father-son global enterprise, is based on this culture where employees thrive on learning and experience and use it to bless others around the globe.

In 1978, Bill Pope, a former BYU chemical engineering professor, and his son Louis founded the Orem-based company. US Synthetic is known for manufacturing PCDs (polycrystalline diamond cutters) for oil and gas exploration. But really, the business stretches into much more.

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The development of open water-lubricated PCD thrust bearings for marine hydrokinetic energy machines

The Development of Open Water-lubricated Polycrystalline Diamond (PCD) Thrust Bearings for Use in Marine Hydrokinetic (MHK) Energy MachinesA polycrystalline diamond (PCD) bearing has been developed that will operate successfully in Marine Hydrokinetic (MHK) machine applications. PCD bearings represent a new class of bearings that have, heretofore, not been extensively studied. This work makes significant contributions to understanding the performance of these bearings.

Labratory drill rig for PCD bearing and cutter development

Correlation of accelerated laboratory testing to actual field performance is essential in the successful development of polycrystalline diamond cutters (PDCs) and diamond-bearing elements for down-hole applications. A laboratory-scale drill rig apparatus for the investigation of diamond-bearing and drag bit cutter performance has recently been completed.

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September 2009 US Synthetic Bearings was featured in the Resource Engineering and Maintenance Magazine
US Synthetic Corporation (a provider of polycrystalline diamond cutters(PDCs) for oil and gas exploration) announced the availability of its radial bearing line that’s based on synthetic diamond technology.