Pfinodal® shaped components for demanding applications

08 February 2021

AMETEK SMP has led the industry in the production of Pfinodal® shaped components with specific physical properties that are advantageous for tri-cone drill bits in demanding rock bit bearing applications.  

The production processes and heat treatments employed at the specialist plant, based in Wallingford, PA, combine to ensure the high hardness and non-magnetic properties required in bearing material for bearing sleeves, bushings, washers and caps. The low distortion of Pfinodal® during hardening allows for the complex forming of parts and shapes prior to heat treatment without the need for costly fixtures.

Customers around the world turn to AMETEK SMP to significantly extend their drill bit life with this performance enhancing material.

Courtesy of AMETEK Specialty Metal Products.