Quality of the Cut
Edge quality for water jet cut parts is defined with the colors BLUE being the best quality for accuracy to Dark Purple being the lowest of quality.
For thin materials, the difference in cutting speed for High Quality could be as much as 3 times faster than the speed for the Lowest Quality. For thicker materials, High Quality could be 6 times faster than the Lowest Quality. For example, 4” thick Aluminum Dark Purple would be 0.72 ipm (18 mm/min) and Blue would be 4.2 ipm (107 mm/min), 5.8 times faster.