General Information:
BrandKennametal
Grade StatusComplementary
ApplicationMilling
Substrate ClassTough
Coat TypePVD
Post TreatN

From Kennametal's website:

Coated carbide grade with an advanced PVD TiAlN/AlCrN coating. Tough substrate with excellent capability at higher temperatures. KCPM40™ is the fi rst choice for milling steel and stainless steel. Good thermal shock resistance makes this grade ideal for both wet and dry machining. Primarily for use in general and heavy machining.




Application Range for KCPM40

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Equivalent Grades for KCPM40

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 KCPM40



Cutting Speed recommendations for KCPM40

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.
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    SPEEDS AND FEEDS CALCULATOR

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