Synergy Leads to Bit Innovations

Maybe it’s a better understanding of rock mechanics and hydraulics. Maybe it’s material science and manufacturing innovations. More likely it’s just natural evolution or synergy at work. In either case, a marriage between roller cone and diamond technology has led to a new generation of drill bits that carry genes from both parents, combining elements of roller cone and PDC on the same bit. Today, many drill bits utilize technology between the two disciplines to optimize bit performance and attributes.Ongoing research and development (R&D) efforts by major bit manufacturers continues to yield advances in bit performance while re-establishing material standards for th...

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