Polycrystalline diamond (PCD) bearings are designed for use in harsh environments, including process-fluid-lubricated applications such as those in oil and gas drilling turbines.
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.
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.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT, Apr 25, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Utah Genius (www.utahgenius.com), presented by Bateman IP Law Group, KSL and Zions Bank, today announced the winners, including US Synthetic and a number of its employees, of the 2012 Utah Genius Awards at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City.
US Synthetic Bearings, a creator of synthetic diamond bearings for the energy industry, was selected to form part of the technology showcase at the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Energy Innovation Summit, joining companies such as Dow, Bosch, and Lockheed Martin.
Presentation, given by US Synthetic Bearings’ Director of Engineering, Tim N. Sexton, at the 2010 NMN Symposium in Celle, Germany.
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.
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.
The manufacturing team was looking for a way to reduce the time required to make the cutters. The reason for the cutter failures needed to be determined of frequency and manufacturing time were to be reduced.
US Synthetic Bearings (USA, a division of Dover; NYSE: DOV) has launched the industry’s first commercially viable lineup of radial bearings, based on synthetic diamond technology.