General Information for Grade KCU10

BranKennametal
Grade StatusActive - Primary
Main ApplicationsTurning / Parting / Grooving
Substrate ClassVery Hard
Coat TypeThin PVD
Post TreatY

From Kennametal's website:

Composition: An advanced multilayer PVD coating over a very deformation-resistant unalloyed carbide substrate. The new and improved coating improves edge stability with wide range speed and feed capabilities. Application: The KCU10™ grade is ideal for fi nishing to general machining of most workpiece materials at a wide range of speed and feed capabilities. Excellent for machining most steels, stainless steels, cast irons, non-ferrous materials, and high-temp alloys with improved edge toughness, notch resistance, and higher cutting speed/feed capability.


Application Range for KCU10

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Equivalent Grades for KCU10

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 KCU10

Cutting Speed recommendations for KCU10

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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