Cutting Speed depends on the following variables:
Material type – harder materials cut more slowly
Material thickness – thicker material of a given type cut more slowly
Waterjet Pressure – higher pressure cuts faster
Volume of Abrasive – higher abrasive in the stream cuts faster
Cut quality desired – rougher finish is a faster cut
For example, water only cutting of things like rubber or cork gaskets, our waterjet machines can cut at up to 17.5m/min (690”/min). Whereas, 25mm (1”) thick Aluminum is typically cut at speeds of approx. 250mm/min (10”/min)
We offer software that calculates the approximate cutting speeds for a wide variety of materials.