Unique Matrix-3 coated bearings combine innovative metallurgy and brazing technologies to deliver unsurpassed mud motor performance. Their superior resistance to wear, corrosion and mechanical fatigue raises the industry standard for reliability to give sustained production in the most demanding operations.
Matrix-3 chemistry allows heat-treating of bearings to a full range of required mechanical properties with no affect on the coatings. Just as important, the Matrix-3 composition can be custom-formulated to provide performance characteristics that best serve diverse operating environments. Coating thicknesses range from .020- to .250-inches and apply to virtually any shape, in line-of-sight or out.
Matrix-3 coatings exhibit a dense, uniform microstructure of selected tungsten and other specific carbide phases, bonded by a corrosion-resistant nickel- chrome matrix. This super-hard composite is metalurgically fused to the base metal to create a solid, inseparable union. Extended performance advantages include exceptional resistance to metal-to-metal impact, wear (abrasion/erosion), corrosion and mechanical fatigue.
The application spectrum of Matrix-3 coated bearings far exceeds the limited uses of quickly degraded thermal sprays, plating and weld overlays. Unavailable from any other vendor, Matrix-3 coated bearings outperform and outlast inherently deficient materials to ensure drilling power that lasts.