General Information:
BrandKennametal
Grade StatusOld Version
Substrate ClassSemi Hard
Coat TypeCVD
Post TreatY

OLD GRADE NOTICE!

KCM15 is an older generation grade that is no longer recomended by Kennametal
The recomended modern alternative is :KCM15B
The data below is the data for KCM15B However, It should be fairly accurate also for KCM15

From Kennametal's website:

Composition: A multilayer MTCVD TiCN-Al2O3 coated carbide grade. Application: An excellent fi nishing to medium machining grade for austenitic stainless steels at higher speeds and covers a broad range of steel applications in the P20–P25 range. KCM15B grade in combination with unique geometries have been designed to resist depth-of-cut notching and minimise bur formation. The post-coat treatment reduces coating stresses, improves coating adhesion, minimises microchipping and edge build-up, and improves workpiece fi nish.




Application Range for KCM15B (KCM15)

* If you don't understand the below table? Read This Explanation to make the most out of it!



Equivalent Grades for KCM15B (KCM15)

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 KCM15B



Cutting Speed recommendations for KCM15B (KCM15)

How to use our Cutting Speeds Recommendations


  • Pay attention that your desired unit (SFM or m/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:

SFM m/min
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