Common Focus Lens Failure & ZnSe Info
While your optics can last years if properly maintained, it is a good idea to have a spare optics kit around just in case. 99% of all optic failures are...
Mon, Nov 22, 2021 at 12:56 AM
Nova Series Beam Combiner Orientation
THE ORIENTATION OF THIS LENS MATTERS. There is an arrow on the side of the optic that indicates the direction the CO2 beam should pass through. Ma...
Wed, Jul 28, 2021 at 2:59 PM
Mirror Retaining Ring Removal
We have gotten reports of the mirror optic mounts being stuck or cross-threaded. This is usually rectified by using the included pliers to acheive more posi...
Sun, Jul 25, 2021 at 12:28 PM
Replacing The Head Assembly
Also see: Aligning Your Laser Beam Red Dot Pointer Issues
Tue, Jan 19, 2021 at 5:12 PM
Dot Test-2” vs. US-HR (Beam Buddy)
This article was written for the US marketplace and compares the 2" stock head and the US HR head. The testing also included the Thunder Global HR head...
Fri, Dec 4, 2020 at 10:28 AM
The Basics Of Focus
This data is specific to Thunder Laser Nova Series head assemblies but the principle applies to most chinese gantry CO2 lasers. Here is more on how...
Sun, Nov 15, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Gaining Extra Clearance With The 4" Head
The distance from the lens to the work is the focal point and that distance never changes. The extension tube and the nozzle are just to get the air assist ...
Fri, Nov 13, 2020 at 11:16 PM
Laser Lenses, Optics, and Focus
This article covers a bit of laser theory as well as practical application of the optics systems in a typical gantry CO2 laser. This is a beginner level art...
Tue, Aug 25, 2020 at 3:34 PM