General Information for Grade GC1040

Brand:Sandvik
Grade StatusActive - Primary
Main ApplicationsMilling
Substrate ClassSemi Tough
Coat TypeThin PVD
Post TreatN

From Sandvik's website:

A tough, PVD-coated grade with thin coating for roughing to finishing in unstable to stable conditions. GC1040 has a broad application area and can be easily applied in any milling application.​ The grade provides secure performance in difficult materials and tough conditions.


Application Range for GC1040

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Equivalent Grades for GC1040

The most compatible grade from each brand!

A higher score (Up to 100%) means the grades are more compatible. A lower score or a particular grade not listed does not mean it is not a good grade. It means that its physical and mechanical properties are less close to GC1040

Cutting Speed recommendations for GC1040

How to use our Cutting Speeds Recommendations


  • Pay attention that your desired unit (SFM or mm/min) is selected!
  • Speeds are given for stable conditions of Machine, Tool, and workpiece.
  • An empty cell means the grade is not available for the combination of material and application.
  • For more specific Cutting Speeds Recommendations use our advanced
    SPEEDS AND FEEDS CALCULATOR

Unit Selector:

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