Australian Invention Picked Up by Major American Mining Company

A new mining tool created by individual Australian inventor Nathan Andrews Brooks is being engineered by major American mining company Ulterra Drilling Technologies.

Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, Ulterra is the largest independent global supplier of Polycrystalline Diamon Compact (PDC) bits.

The innovative new SoftDrive drilling system increases the life and durability of drill bits while ensuring mine, worker, and equipment safety by introducing an additional moveable joint into the design. This allows for the blade to be more easily removed and changed, and absorbs vibration and shock levels while drilling, effectively making the process smoother, safer, and faster.

To learn more about Ulterra, the SoftDrive torsional shock absorber, and other exciting mining technology being developed, visit their website:

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