About H2o Profiling water jet cutting specialists
Cut edge qualities range from Q1 to Q5. Q1 is the fastest cut and is used primarily for material separation. Depending on edge finish requirements, slower cutting speeds of Q2 through to Q5 can be specified.
The edge quality directly affects the cost of the job, because it requires more or less time depending on the edge quality chosen. You could ask two different companies for quotes to cut the same piece, out of the same material, and get two vastly different quotes because of the edge qualities. At H2O we are happy to offer advice on edge quality and can even specify multiple edge qualities within a single part.