Company Roots

Hall Labs traces its roots back to H. Tracy Hall, the inventor of man-made diamond. On February 15th, 1955, General Electric announced Dr. Hall’s discovery to the world.

After the original breakthrough, he immediately started a legacy of building systems and a common lab for innovation. The idea of Hall Labs was born soon after Dr. Hall’s discovery. It was patterned after the Edison Labs in Menlo Park, New Jersey, where “modern American was invented.”

Hall Labs has grown and exited multiple businesses from seed stage.



MegaDiamond was spun off by Tracy Hall in 1966 with two colleagues. Purchased by Smith International in 1985. View website >>



IntelliServ pioneered high speed downhole data connections. Purchased by Grant Prideco in 2006. View Website >>



NovaPick pioneered the use of PCD materials in asphalt and mining operations. Now distributed through the worldwide Caterpillar dealer network. View Website >>



Novatek pioneered the concept of the solid frame press and continues to lead the industry in high-volume PCD production. Purchased by Schlumberger in 2015. View Website >>

Novatek solid frame press.