General Information:
BrandKennametal
Grade StatusPrimary
ApplicationTurning / Parting / Grooving
Substrate ClassSemi Hard
Coat TypeThin PVD
Post TreatN

From Kennametal's website:

Composition: An advanced PVD grade with hard AlTiN coating and fi ne-grain unalloyed substrate. The new and improved coating improves edge stability with wide range speed and feed capabilities. Application: The KCU25™ grade is ideal for general machining of most steels, stainless steels, high-temp alloys, titanium, irons, and non-ferrous materials in a wide range of speeds and feeds with improved edge toughness for interrupted cuts and high feed rates.




Application Range for KCU25

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Equivalent Grades for KCU25

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 KCU25



Cutting Speed recommendations for KCU25

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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