Polycrystalline Diamond Compact (PDC)
Element Six polycrystalline diamond cutters offer the widest possible range of drilling solutions to meet the demands of the oil & gas industry.
Element Six designs and manufactures a range of standard and customised polycrystalline diamond cutters (also known as polycrystalline diamond compacts or PDC) for use in oil & gas drill bits. Our comprehensive range of standard and special products offers the widest possible drilling solutions to meet the challenging requirements of oil & gas exploration and production.
Polycrystalline diamond cutters (PDC) comprise a polycrystalline diamond (PCD) top layer integrally sintered onto a tungsten carbide substrate using a high-pressure, high-temperature process. This layer combination allows consistently high drilling performance to be maintained. The polycrystalline diamond layer offers controlled wear and the retention of a sharp cutting edge. The tungsten carbide substrate provides a strong and tough support for the polycrystalline diamond layer while facilitating attachment to the drill bit body.
For all PCD oil & gas cutter ranges, the chamfer details on both the polycrystalline diamond table and the tungsten carbide layers can be manufactured to customer requirements. This range of polycrystalline diamond cutters (PCD) is under continual development to provide ultimate drilling solutions across a broad range of drilling environments. We use the latest advances in materials technology, coupled with optimised engineering design, to achieve superior drilling performance.