Enter the total length of the work piece and the cutting speed into the calculator to determine the cutting time.

Cutting Time Formula

The following formula is used to calculate cutting time:

CT = L / CS
  • Where CT is the cutting time (min)
  • L is the length of the work piece
  • CS is the cutting speed (distance/min)

To calculate the cutting time, divide the total length of the work piece by the cutting speed.

What is cutting time?


Cutting time is a measure of the total time it takes a machine to finish a work piece with a given length and cutting speed.

How to calculate cutting time?

Example Problem:

The following example problem outlines how to calculate the cutting time of a machine.

First, determine the overall length of the workpiece. In this case, the piece of material is measured to have a length of 6 inches.

Next, determine the cutting speed. This would be the linear distance travelled by the machine per unit time.

In this case, the cutting speed is 2 inches per minute.

Finally, calculate the cutting time using the formula above:

CT = L / CS

CT = 6 / 2

CT = 3 inches per minute