The Leading Edge Blog - From Cutting & Wear

Exchange Rate Bonus

Posted by Fiona Morgan on Nov 29, 2016 2:32:54 PM
Attention all $ and € customers.  Recent exchange rate changes mean most of our $ and € prices are falling.  Get in touch for more details or a quotation: sales@cwuk.com
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Examining Common Causes of Downhole Drill Failures: A new FREE eBook from Cutting & Wear

Posted by Matthew Cooper on Aug 29, 2016 12:00:00 PM

For oil services companies, downhole drilling failures are a frustrating cause of unnecessary expenses and delay. A failure downhole can cost hundreds of thousands of pounds to extract the faulty component and to purchase and ship out a replacement – not to mention the huge expenses resulting from downtime and missed project deadlines.

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Topics: Downhole Drilling

Start Ups And How We Have Helped Them

Posted by Matthew Cooper on Aug 22, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Current market conditions and redundancies have led to many experienced people looking for new challenges and opportunities.  During these tough times it's more important than ever to reduce operation costs which has stimulated innovative thinking and people looking to carve out a niche in the market.

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Topics: Start Ups

Product Profile - Mills

Posted by Matthew Cooper on Aug 16, 2016 10:30:00 AM
We have been designing & manufacturing Mills for many years and developed a wealth of knowledge to provide you with standard and bespoke designs, to suit a range of applications. All our Mills are machined and hardfaced in-house and we now hold machined blanks of common sizes to provide you with even shorter lead times. All Mills can be hardfaced using our specialised tungsten carbide inserts and backed up by our range of premium steel cutting grade composite rod, ‘SupaCutt’. This now includes the latest addition to the range, ‘ SupaCutt Xtreme’.
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Topics: Mills

How To Measure A 3 Or 6 Blade Stabilizer

Posted by Matthew Cooper on Aug 10, 2016 9:00:00 AM
There are several different ways to measure a 3 or 6 blade stabilizer, below we will look at the 3 most common, highlight how to take the measurement as well as the benefits and limitations.

1. Using Gauge Rings And Feeler Blades

This is the simplest option and has the benefit of being able to be performed on site and off site. Although the simplest method it still provides some degree of accuracy.

Place a close fitting known size ring over the stabilizer body. These can either be bought or machined for a specific job or tolerance.

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Topics: Blade Stabilizers

The Leading Edge Newsletter: Issue 17 - May 2016

Posted by Claire Goodchild on May 6, 2016 2:58:04 PM
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Topics: Newsletter

TSP Xtreme - Makes the Difference Downhole

Posted by Matthew Cooper on Jan 21, 2016 10:34:49 AM

Innovative Hardfacing technology TSP Xtreme overcomes tough drilling conditions to significantly increase run time whilst remaining in gauge where other Hardfacing had failed. An operator in the Adriatic sea was encountering very difficult drilling conditions making very slow progress. 

After including Franks’ anti-vibration tool in the drill string where they were then able to make good progress until the hardfacing wore out.  Both the operator and Franks were keen to keep using the tool and tried every Hardfacing, each time experiencing failure after a few hours until Franks tried TSP Xtreme...

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Topics: Case Studies