PDC bits are available in both Matrix body and Steel body styles. The two provide significantly different capabilities, and, because both types have certain advantages, a choice between them would be decided by the needs of the application.
PDC bits are designed and manufactured in two structurally dissimilar styles:–
We are rapidly putting effort in evolving the steel and Matrix PDC’s, and their limitations are diminishing with continuous development. As hard-facing materials improve, steel bits are becoming extremely well protected with materials that are highly resistant to abrasion and erosion. At the same time, the structural and wear-resisting properties of matrix materials are also rapidly improving, and the range of economic applications suitable for both types is growing.