Enter the total length of the workpiece 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 workpiece
• CS is the cutting speed (distance/min)

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

## What is cutting time?

Definition:

Cutting time is a measure of the total time it takes a machine to finish a workpiece 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