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There are 3 levels of cutting quality in waterjet cutting which depend mainly on pressure, abrasive material and feed rate.
Q1 Quality or fine waterjet cutting
+/- 0.05 mm precision at the part's upper edge, diagonal cut approx. 0.1 mm, approx. 80 % smooth finish. For applications with high technical and/or optical requirements
Q2 Normal or standard waterjet cutting
+/- 0.1 mm precision at the part's upper edge, diagonal cut approx. 0.1–0.3 mm, approx. 50–60 % smooth finish. The standard Q2 cut is usually used in general machine and plant engineering. The standard cut features good edge and corner quality at an economically reasonable cutting speed.
Q3 Coarse-cut- or separation cut
+/- 0,2mm precision at the part's upper edge, diagonal cut approx. 0.3–0.5 mm, approx. 20 % smooth finish. This coarse-cuting method is usually used if the edges are going to be processed further or if the cutting quality is less important. The upper edge cutting quality of a Q3 is generally good.