General Information for Grade KCSM40

Grade StatusActive - Primary
Main ApplicationsMilling
Substrate ClassTough
Coat TypePVD
Post TreatY

From Kennametal's website:

Coated carbide grade with an advanced PVD TiAlN/TiN coating. Premium substrate with newly developed binder composition. KCSM40 is a highperformance grade for titanium, super alloys, and stainless steel. High thermal shock resistance of the substrate makes this grade ideal for wet machining. First choice for roughing and unsuitable cutting conditions.

Application Range for KCSM40

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Equivalent Grades for KCSM40

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 KCSM40

Cutting Speed recommendations for KCSM40

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

Unit Selector:

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