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Method of designing and optimizing fixed cutter drill bits using dynamic cutter velocity, displacement, forces and work

A method includes simulating a cutting tool drilling an earth formation by incrementally rotating the cutting tool at a plurality of time intervals, determining a true trajectory of a cutting element disposed on the cutting tool for the duration of the plurality of time intervals, and determining a dynamic work... Smith International Inc

Devices and systems for using additive manufacturing to manufacture a tool crown

A tool includes a base with a crown extending from the base. The crown is additively manufactured on the base, forming a bond between the crown and the base. At least one protrusion may extend from the base surface into a recess in the crown, such that the crown encompasses... Smith International Inc

Assemblies for making superhard products by high pressure/high temperature processing

Assemblies as disclosed herein for making superhard products by HPHT process comprise a first can portion for accommodating a mixture of materials therein and a second can mated with the first can portion. A leak-tight seal is provided between the first can portion and second can portion in a manner... Smith International Inc

Polycrystalline diamond sintered/rebonded on carbide substrate containing low tungsten

A method of forming a polycrystalline diamond cutting element includes assembling a diamond material, a substrate, and a source of catalyst material or infiltrant material distinct from the substrate, the source of catalyst material or infiltrant material being adjacent to the diamond material to form an assembly. The substrate includes... Smith International Inc

Customized drilling tools

A bit includes a bit body having at least one blade coupled to the bit body. The blade has a plurality of cutting elements at a nose region and a shoulder region of the blade. A plurality of fluid outlets are positioned on the blade such that at least 30%... Smith International Inc

Variable density, variable composition or complex geometry components for high pressure presses made by additive manufacturing methods

A method of manufacturing a component for use in a high pressure press includes successively depositing a volume of one or more materials using a deposition device to build a three dimensional body of the component having a selected material property varied along at least one direction of the component... Smith International Inc

Cutting elements and drill bits incorporating the same

An ultra-hard cutting element for use in a drill bit, such as a percussion drill bit, a rotary cone drill bit, a drag bit, or a reamer. The ultra-hard cutting element includes a base portion, an extension portion on an end of the base portion, and a lip on an... Smith International Inc

Solid pcd with transition layers to accelerate full leaching of catalyst

A method of making a polycrystalline diamond compact includes forming a first layer of polycrystalline diamond precursor materials comprising diamond particles and a first concentration of catalyst, forming a second layer of polycrystalline diamond precursor materials comprising diamond particles and a second concentration of catalyst, and placing a layer of... Smith International Inc

Roller cutting element construction

Roller cutters comprise a diamond-bonded body joined to an infiltration substrate. An extension is joined to the substrate and includes first section having a diameter sized the same as the substrate, and an integral second section having a diameter smaller than the substrate. The extension is joined to the substrate... Smith International Inc

Cutting element pocket with relief features

A bit has a bit body. A pocket is formed in a surface of the bit body. The pocket has an opening at the surface and is defined by a rear wall with a sidewall extending between the rear wall and the surface. The pocket includes a stress relief feature... Smith International Inc

Pdc cutter with depressed feature

A cutting element includes a table coupled to a substrate at an interface. The table includes a working surface opposite the interface and defined by a perimeter, a table thickness measured between the interface and the working surface, and a torque transmittable depression formed in the working surface of the... Smith International Inc

Fiber reinforced elastomeric stator

Embodiments disclosed herein relate to a composition useful for forming a stator or a portion thereof. The composition may include: a curable elastomer; a fiber or fibrous compound; a fiber dispersion compound; and optionally carbon black.... Smith International Inc

Cutting tools with rotating elements

A cutting tool has a tool body, a plurality of blades extending radially from the tool body, at least one pocket in the plurality of blades, and at least one rolling element in the at least one pocket. The cutting tool may be a drill bit, with at least one... Smith International Inc

Rolling cutter with close loop retaining ring

A cutting element includes a sleeve, a rotatable cutting element, and at least one retaining ring. The sleeve has a first inner diameter and a second inner diameter, wherein the second inner diameter is larger than the first inner diameter and located at a lower axial position than the first... Smith International Inc

Solid pcd cutter

A method of forming a cutting element may include placing a plurality of diamond particles adjacent to a substrate in a reaction cell and subjecting the plurality of diamond particles to high pressure high temperature conditions to form a polycrystalline diamond body. The polycrystalline diamond body may include a cutting... Smith International Inc

Carbonate pcd with a distribution of si and/or al

A method for making a carbonate polycrystalline diamond body includes combining a first quantity of diamond with a first quantity of magnesium carbonate to form a first layer for forming a working surface, and combining a second quantity of magnesium carbonate to form a second layer adjacent to the first... Smith International Inc

Positive displacement motor with radially constrained rotor catch

Techniques relate to a moving cavity motor or pump, such as a mud motor, including a rotor, a stator, and one or more apparatus for constraining (i.e., controlling or limiting) the movement of the rotor relative to the stator, where the apparatus for constraining is operable with the rotor catch.... Smith International Inc

Construction and composition of preformed containers used in a high-pressure press

A container assembly for use in a high-pressure press having a central pressure cell and a method of sealing a central pressure cell. The container assembly includes a container that receives a sample to be pressed, and a gasket distinct from the container, the gasket meeting the container at an... Smith International Inc

Methods for analyzing and optimizing drilling tool assemblies

A method for selecting a bottomhole assembly (BHA) includes inputting BHA parameters, wellbore parameters, and drilling operating parameters, performing a dynamic simulation of a first BHA based on the BHA parameters, wellbore parameters, and drilling operating parameters, and presenting a wellbore quality factor of the first BHA calculated from the... Smith International Inc

Drilling flow control tool

Drilling flow control tools may include a tool body having a central bore and bypass ports that allow flow of fluid to an outer surface of the tool body. The drilling flow control tool may also include a control sleeve within the central to bore. The control sleeve may restrict... Smith International Inc

Sintering of thick solid carbonate-based pcd for drilling application

A method of making a polycrystalline diamond compact includes forming multiple layers of premixed diamond particles and carbonate material, where the carbonate material includes an alkaline earth metal carbonate, and where each layer has a weight percent ratio of diamond to carbonate that is different from adjacent layers. The layers... Smith International Inc

Underreamer for increasing a wellbore diameter

An underreamer for increasing a diameter of a wellbore. The underreamer may include a body having an axial bore extending at least partially therethrough. An electromagnetic activation system may be disposed at least partially within the bore of the body. A valve may be disposed within the bore of the... Smith International Inc

Axially compressive degradation picks and holders

A degradation pick or holder shank for facilitating installation, retention and removal is disclosed. The shank may comprise an axially compressive portion that may contract radially when stretched axially and then expand again radially when released. An installation tool may be used to stretch the shank axially during insertion into... Smith International Inc

Carbonate pcd and methods of making the same

A polycrystalline diamond body, and a method for making a carbonate polycrystalline diamond body includes combining a first quantity of diamond particles with a first quantity of magnesium carbonate to form a first layer in an enclosure, the first layer having a working surface, and placing a second quantity of... Smith International Inc

Retention of multiple rolling cutters

A cutting tool may include a tool body. At least one blade extends radially from the tool body, and cutters are coupled to the at least one blade. At least one retention component contributes to the retention of at least two of the plurality of cutters.... Smith International Inc

Downhole tool with longitudinally offset fluid ports

A rotational tool includes a shaft having a central fluid conduit within a housing, and one or more fluid conduits between the shaft and housing. The one or more fluid conduits are radially offset from the central fluid conduit. The shaft includes a plurality of fluid ports that extend radially... Smith International Inc

Pressure pumping valves and methods of making such valves

A method for joining a valve member for use within a valve, the method including brazing a body portion having a head and a base, the base having a bore extending a depth therein, to a leg portion having a shaft, the shaft having a distal end, a proximal end... Smith International Inc

Apparatus and controlling or limiting rotor orbit in moving cavity motors and pumps

Techniques involve a motor assembly including a rotor and a stator. The stator includes a contact surface for contacting an outer surface of the rotor. The contact surface includes a rigid material. The motor assembly also includes at least one constraint disposed along a length of the motor assembly, where... Smith International Inc

Cutting structure with blade having multiple cutting edges

A downhole cutting apparatus includes a cutter block having a longitudinal blade. The longitudinal blade includes a first cutting edge adjacent a second cutting edge, and the first cutting edge and the second cutting edge are both either underreaming cutting edges, backreaming cutting edges, or a combination of underreaming and... Smith International Inc

Rotary percussive device

Repeated percussive forces may be provided using various devices, systems, assemblies, and methods. Example rotary percussive devices may be used in a downhole environment, including within a drilling system that includes a percussive hammer drill bit. The rotary percussive device may include a rotational translator to convert drilling fluid pressure... Smith International Inc

Method of making rhenium coating

A method of forming rhenium coated metal particles includes directly mixing ammonium perrhenate with metal particles and converting the ammonium perrhenate to a rhenium coating on the metal particles. Other methods include forming rhenium coated cubic boron nitride particles and rhenium coated diamond particles. Components of tools may be manufactured... Smith International Inc

Highly wear resistant diamond insert with improved transition structure

A cutting element includes a metallic carbide body, a first layer of polycrystalline diamond material, and at least one transition layer between the metallic carbide body and the first layer. The polycrystalline diamond material includes a plurality of interconnected diamond grains, first metal carbide particles, and a first binder material... Smith International Inc

Downhole tool for removing a casing portion

A packoff device is disclosed for sealing an annulus within a wellbore, and for bypassing the sealed annulus. The packoff device may include a mandrel having a bore formed axially therethrough and first and second ports extending radially from the bore. A sealing element that extends radially-outwardly from the mandrel... Smith International Inc

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