Cutting Feeds & Speeds

Cutting Feedrates for a Given Material (inches per minute)

  • Cut at 55,000 psi using 1.1 gallons per minute
  • 0.015 in. orifice/0.045 in. nozzle combination
  • 1.5 lb/min of abrasive

 

Material
Material

Thickness
Thickness

Separation Cut
Separation Cut

Medium Quality Cut
Medium
Quality Cut

High Quality Cut
High
Quality Cut

Copper

.5 in

18.7

7.6

4.8

1.5 in

5.2

1.7

1.0

3.0 in

2.3

0.7

0.4

304 SS

.5 in

13.0

5.2

3.3

1.5 in

3.6

1.2

0.7

3.0 in

1.6

0.5

0.3

Aluminum

.5 in

40.2

16.3

10.2

1.5 in

11.2

3.8

2.3

3.0 in

5.0

1.5

0.9

Mild Steel

.5 in

14.4

5.8

3.7

1.5 in

4.0

1.3

0.8

3.0 in

1.8

0.5

0.3

Titanium

.5 in

20.1

8.2

5.1

1.5 in

5.6

1.9

1.1

3.0 in

2.5

0.8

0.5

Granite

.5 in

35.9

14.6

9.1

1.5 in

10.0

3.4

2.0

3.0 in

4.5

1.4

0.8

Inconel 718

.5 in

11.5

4.7

2.9

1.5 in

3.2

1.1

0.6

3.0 in

1.4

0.4

0.3