Understanding Waterjet Cut Quality

Please refer to the following reference images for a better understanding of abrasive waterjets different cut qualities. Please note that different materials may not appear the same, these cuts were all done in ½ thick 304 Stainless Steel. 

20% Cut Quality – An excellent finish with minimally visible jet lines.

40% Cut Quality – Our most common cut with great tolerance and excellent appearance.

60% Cut Quality – A good compromise to finish where cost is a concern.

80% Cut Quality – Our most common rough cut clean separation.

100% Cut Quality – Does not provide a clean separation and is not used very often.


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