Crucible Powder Metallurgy 10V, or CMP-10V, is a high-speed carbide tool steel. Known for its excellent toughness, high hardness, and prolonged wear resistance, this material is popular among many industries. The primary alloying elements in CMP-10V include carbon, vanadium, molybdenum, and chromium along with small amounts of cobalt and tungsten. From cutting tools and industrial wear parts to aerospace and medical equipment, CMP-10V is processed to create a wide range of useful products. Unfortunately for manufacturers, the structure in which these elements align atomically creates a brittle material with low thermal conductivity. These properties are the root cause of many common issues one might face when grinding CMP-10V.