MegaDiamond designs and manufactures advanced ultrahard materials used worldwide in cutting tools, construction, oil and gas drilling, and mining applications. As an innovative leader in high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) technology, we combine several decades of experience, expertise, and creativity to provide value-added, high-performance products that address your specific application requirements. Our facilities, in both the United States and Italy, are ISO 9001 certified.
Our bearing products are designed for optimal performance and long life in the abrasive mud motor environment. Cooling grooves can be added to the product according to your specifications.
Using HPHT technology, we produce polycrystalline diamond (PCD) and polycrystalline cubic boron nitride (PCBN), offering a full range of products in full-round blanks, as well as pre-cut pieces. These products deliver increased productivity and cost savings over conventional carbide and ceramic tools. An extensive line of PCD products is available for the oil and gas drilling and mining industries, including diamond-enhanced inserts for three-cone and percussive bits, and synthetic diamond cutters for PDC bit suppliers.
PCD materials provide abrasion resistance up to 500 times that of tungsten carbide, and have replaced it, as well as ceramics and natural diamond, in a range of high-performance applications. High thermal conductivity allows heat to be transferred away from the cutting edge, preventing rapid tool wear. Formed by applying ultrahigh pressure and high temperature to diamond powder and a tungsten carbide substrate, these materials exhibit the abrasion resistance of diamond with the toughness of metal, extending tool life and increasing productivity. Different grades are available for specific applications.
Cubic boron nitride (cBN) is the hardest known material after diamond, extremely abrasion-resistant, with higher thermal and chemical stability than diamond at elevated temperatures. Cutting tool materials produced from cBN are especially suitable for machining ferrous materials. By applying ultra-high pressure and high temperature to a combination of cBN powders with added materials, we produce a variety of PCBN grades, specifically engineered for particular machining and friction stir welding applications. PCBN tools have a longer life, better surface finish, and the ability to hold closer tolerances. In many cases they make it possible to machine materials where conventional tools have failed.
Domed insert products are available with 813 and 820 diamond grades, depending on whether there is a greater need for abrasion resistance or impact resistance. Proprietary insert designs incorporate transition layers between the diamond layer and the tungsten carbide substrate to improve impact strength and thermal integrity.
Our manufacturing facilities include the industry’s three major HPHT press systems:
All three are capable of generating the ultrahigh pressures (800,000 psi) and temperatures (2,700 degF or 1,500 degC) required to sinter PCD and PCBN products. Each system has its own particular advantages, enabling us to optimize sintering conditions for each product to obtain the highest quality and maximum performance for any given application.
Available with diameters from 11 to 19 mm and in lengths from 8 to 16 mm, our shear cutters are produced with a diamond grade that is effective in most applications requiring high-impact and high-abrasion resistance. The cutters incorporate a unique nonplanar interface design for enhanced performance.
To continually develop new materials and technologies for providing ultrahard products with ever-increasing performance and reliability, our engineers control raw materials, analyze compositions, and evaluate material properties. Advanced computer modeling and finite element analysis systems help design products for maximum performance. Product performance is evaluated in a variety of functional tests, simulating real-world application conditions, to support the iterative design cycle.