Related tags: PDC thrust bearing
PDC thrust bearings are comprised of a series of PDC cutter brazed in carrier rings. A typical PCD thrust bearing set includes a rotating and stationary bearing ring. These two rings oppose each other with the PCD surface on the inside diameter of one ring in direct contact with the PCD surface on the outside diameter of the mating ring. PDC bearings have been one of the most important developments in the increased usage of turbo-drill systems. The ultra-high hardness and strength of PCD allows PDC thrust bearings to sustain very high loads during operation.