Oil and Gas

Kennametal Conforma Clad has been perfecting wear protection for directional drilling components since 1985. Major oil drilling and exploration companies worldwide trust Kennametal Conforma Clad technology to preserve their high-performance drilling components. Our proprietary cladding technology is the best wear protection available for downhole and surface equipment, including mud motor bearings, flow restictors, and flow diverters.

Mud Motor Radial Bearings

Radial Bearings are a key component of downhole oil and gas drilling operations, transmitting radial loads from the bit through the drill string.

Kennametal Conforma Clad bearings last longer so contractors can push mud motors harder and get the job done faster. Our radial bearings easily handle extreme side loading, enabling sharper turns and increasing drill accuracy.  Operators and maintenance teams rely on Kennametal Conforma Clad to reduce downtime and increase drill productivity.

Proven Reliability

Reliability is as important as speed and accuracy when drilling for oil and gas thousands of feet below the earth’s surface. You can’t afford a critical component failure, especially downhole where the cost of downtime far exceeds the cost of replacement parts.

Over 300,000 Radial Bearings supplied to major Oil and Gas companies since 1985.

  • No catastrophic failures
  • No unplanned motor trips due to bearing failur

Metallurgical Bond

Our unique infiltration brazing process combines the hardness of tungsten carbide with the corrosion resistance of nickel chrome boron to create a protective barrier with unmatched wear-resistant properties. With a metallurgical bond strength in excess of 70,000 psi, our cladding is extremely resistant to chipping, cracking, and flaking.

This means no unexpected failures down-hole, like lost tiles.