Posted 4.11.2018

Local Student Robotics Teams Are Crushing It

We’re passionate about community involvement, especially initiatives that spark an interest in engineering. From school “career day” demonstrations to extending internship opportunities to high school graduates and college students, we take advantage of every chance we get to support local student engineers. This is why we proudly sponsor robotics teams at area high schools, providing

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Posted 4.3.2018

When to Rebuild a Tool vs. Scrapping It

  By Jose Mierzejewski Every driller knows that HDD tooling is subject to an unimaginable amount of stress. It’s a hard fact (pardon the pun), but wear and tear is part of the job. Whether your equipment is taking a pounding from solid rock or being shaved down by the relentless abrasion of sandy loam,

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Posted 3.7.2018

3 Questions We Ask Every HDD Driller

By: Jody Venema   When it comes to selecting the right HDD tools for your job, the last thing you want to do is guess. There’s too much on the line. So, when we get calls from drillers asking which Melfred Borzall tool to use, we always ask three important questions. Knowing these answers gives

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Posted 2.23.2018

How to Determine Which Directional Drilling Blades You Need

In directional drilling, blade choice will make or break your success straight out of the gate. Of course, your blade’s bolt pattern is dictated by the drill rig you’ll be attaching it to, but there’s more to selecting the right blade for your job. Here’s what you need to know.   Start by looking at

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Posted 2.6.2018

How to Avoid a Sticky Situation When Backreaming in Clay

By: Bridger Cottle, Owner/President of Drilling Fluids Solutions   Every driller who has ever tried to use a backreamer in clay knows that things can go south fast. Use the wrong type of reamer or try to rush your job and you end up with a balled-up reamer that feels like trying to pull a

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