DMS Wiki is being migrated to source.dallasmakerspace.org
Please go see the content on Source.
Thunder Laser Nova 63
1600mm x 1000mm (63” x 39.4”x 9.8”) 130 Watts of Power
Thunder Laser Nova 35
900mm x 600mm (35.4″ x 23.6″ x 9.8”) 130 Watts of Power (The tools page lists this as a 100W laser)
What is a laser cutter?
A CNC laser cutter is a computer controlled tool for engraving and cutting. It uses a high-powered laser to burn through material, leaving a very crisp cut.
Please see the list of Laser Cutter Materials for materials that are not allowed to be cut on the machine.
Material Speed and Power settings: File:Thunder Laser parameters for different materials-130watt SP V6.pdf
Rotary Engraving on Thunder
OEM User's Manuals
RDWorks Software manual from RDWorks Lab (non-OEM)
Thunder Laser Nova 63 THUNDER
New 2016.04. Direct from Thunder Laser in China.
Thunder Laser Nova 35 DONNER and BLITZEN
New 2017.12. Direct from Thunder Laser in China.
- Don't put anything in the way of the head so that it crashes.
- The Thunder Nova 35 and 63 Lasers have servos (steppers with optical encoders). If they sense a lot of skipped steps they will just give up and assume something has gone terribly wrong. This can crash the head. Resetting the machine clears things and it should go back to normal operation.
- The "reset" button also helps when the machine loses track of its place. It forces a re-Home and then rights itself. This can happen with the rotary attachment, too.