General Information:
Grade StatusOld Version
Substrate ClassSemi Tough
Coat TypeThin CVD
Post TreatY


KCM35 is an older generation grade that is no longer recomended by Kennametal
The recomended modern alternative is :KCM35B
The data below is the data for KCM35B However, It should be fairly accurate also for KCM35

From Kennametal's website:

Composition: A multilayer MTCVD TiCN-Al2O3-TiOCN coating over a super-tough substrate. Application: Engineered to take on the most brutal cast stainless steel machining applications. The substrate withstands heavy interruptions, while the coating provides the wear resistance needed for long tool life. The polished surface resists edge build-up, even at slow cutting speeds. Available in insert sizes and geometries appropriate for heavy feeds and large depths of cut.

Application Range for KCM35B (KCM35)

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

Equivalent Grades for KCM35B (KCM35)

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 KCM35B

Cutting Speed recommendations for KCM35B (KCM35)

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

Unit Selector:

SFM m/min
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