XT-Series and S-Series Products

The diamond impregnated core bit has emerged as the most commonly used type in the mineral exploration industry. The advantages of using diamond impregnated core bits over bits manufactured with other cutting media include:

  • An extremely wide range of application.
  • A simple bit crown geometry that makes them less susceptible to in-hole damage than bits manufactured with other types of cutting media. As such, they are more tolerant of changing or banded geological formations.
  • Their multi-layered cutter arrangement results in better overall bit life than bits produced with other types of cutting media.
  • They are particularly well suited for drilling in hard, consolidated and non-abrasive formations.


This comprehensive range of high performance products represents the most recent innovations in diamond impregnated matrix technology from Dimatec. Formation conditions that range from soft, abrasive and fractured up to hard, non-abrasive and consolidated can be effectively drilled with diamond impregnated core bits in the XT-Series and S-Series range.

XT-Series

The XT-Series is the most recent addition to the Dimatec range of diamond impregnated bit matrices. Its range of application is for drilling predominantly harder, consolidated and non-abrasive formations. Bits in the XT-Series range are well suited for use on higher-powered, hydrostatic drilling equipment.

S-Series

The S-Series diamond impregnated bit matrices were first introduced in 2014. Their range of application is for drilling predominantly medium to hard, unconsolidated and abrasive formations. Bits in the S-Series range are well suited for use on higher-powered, hydrostatic drilling equipment.