Coarse Size Particle & Higher Impact Property
G1 Utility grade cutter; good wear resistance.
GD General purpose cutter; balanced wear and impact resistance. Popular products with customers and applied to soft to medium hard formation.
GTi/GTa Mid-range cutter; GTi more impact resistant, GTa more abrasion/wear resistant.
GXi/GXa Premium high-end cutters; Increased pressures during HTHP manufacturing. GXi more impact resistant, GXa more abrasion/wear resistant.
GTD have developed and optimised a complete manufacturing cell for PDC Bearings. The output of this being greatly reduced lead-times and superior performance. This technology has enabled drilling operators to increase down-hole turbine and motor performance and durability in challenging high pressure and high temperature drilling environments. High quality PDC cutting elements along with leading-edge manufacturing techniques provides outstanding resistance to compression loads, minimal frictional losses, under high temperatures operating parameters.
To date GTD have manufactured a full range of Turbine and PDM PDC thrust bearings. Ø 45mm – 180mm manufactured to date (2 7/8”, 4 3/4” and 6 5/8” BHA). GTD’s extensive research and constant innovation continues to help customers drill faster for longer periods of time without maintenance and downtime.
Shaped PDC Cutters
GTD provides innovative Domed and Ballistic shaped PDC cutters as the primary cutting elements or as part of a hybrid approach to rock destruction for applications in the mining, construction and oil and gas drilling markets.
The full product range and applicable tolerances are available for download above . Sizes or features are not listed may be available on request.