Nimonic C-263 alloy is extensively used in the field of like aerospace, power generators and heat exchangers due to its higher thermal properties. In this work, an attempt has been made to investigate the effect of the cutting parameters (cutting speed, feed rate & depth of cut) on tool wear (flank wear) in the machining of this alloy with a PVD coated carbide insert. The experiments were conducted using Taguchi’s experimental design. A second order response surface model has been established between the cutting parameters and flank wear using response surface methodology. The predicted optimal value of flank wear for coated carbide is 0.190mm. The results are confirmed by conducting verification experiments.