Category Archives: How to guides

Bubbles in the laser tube, should i be worried?

This is a very common question,that we must hear several times each day. The answer to the question depends on a number of factors, the size of the bubbles, the number of bubbles & the location of the bubbles. Pockets of localised air in the cooling loop of the laser tube will lead to a […]

Stepper motor failure, Diagnosis and repair.


Stepper motor failure, Diagnosis and repair. We recently had a machine in for repair, the machine in question is a HPC Laserscript 3040. The customer complained that the laser head stopped moving correctly across the X axis, occasionally it would work but the issue got progressively worse. Symptoms When powered on the laser head will […]

How to teminate high voltage line

co2 laser high voltage cable

All our power supplies come pre terminated, but in the event that you have to terminate a high voltage line this guide will give you a helpful insight. Maintenance work should only be performed by a competent engineer, laser engravers are dangerous machines and should be treated with the highest level of caution. The voltages […]

How to disable Axis from homing in RDWORKS V8 in the event of a failed home proximity sensor

step-2 rd works disable home

A common failure of chinese laser engraving machines is failure of the home sensor. Each time the machine is powered on, the laser head will travel to its zero position, most commonly the top right of the machine. A sensor tells the controller when home is reached and sets that point at 0mm in the […]

CO2 Laser Engraver Beam Alignment

co2 laser 2nd mirror

Laser beam alignment can be a daunting task, but it shouldn’t have to be. First time users find it overwhelming and often give up and accept unsatisfactory alignment. Alignment shouldn’t be a task that you avoid, it gets easier with repetition. Bad alignment can cause a number of problems; reduced cutting power, overheating lens / […]

X700 Co2 Laser Honeycomb Bed Leveling Guide

X700 Co2 Laser Bed Leveling Guide Your bed must be perpendicular to your linear rails, if this is not the case you are not utilizing the full power of your machine across the entirety of your work space. Each corner of the honeycomb work bed is suspended by ACME style lead screws, these 4 screws […]

Ruida automatic fan upgrade with fan stop timer

x700 automatic exhaust fan and air assist guide. Ever forget to switch your exhaust fan on? Tired of reaching behind the machine to that hard to get plug to start and stop your air assist? We have the solution for you. This guide will provide the means for you to rewire the unsafe plugs at […]

Battle of the Backlash


Backlash – “Recoil arising between parts of a mechanism.” A problem i am almost guaranteed to find on 90% of the machines i visit. Backlash occurs whenever the laser head changes direction, mostly apparent on the X axis of the x700. When the head changes direction a couple steps are lost taking up the slack in belts […]