Speed and accuracy depend on material texture, material thickness, and the cut quality desired. In case of rubber and gasket cutting, there are waterjet machines whose motion capabilities would allow traversing at 0.1 to 3000 linear inches per minute.
We could offers the approximate cutting speeds for a wide variety of materials. We will also be happy to perform test cuts on a sample of your material in our lab.
Cutting speed is determined by several variable factors, including the type of edge quality desired. Variables such as amount of abrasive used, cutting pressure, size of orifice and focusing tube, pump horsepower, and etc. can be adjusted to produce the desired results, whether your priority is speed or the finest cut.
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