Nova24-Desktop Laser Cutter


Nova24 is a machine developed by Thunder Laser in 2015. Its goal is to create a laser cutting machine that takes up less space and is lighter, but loses its performance as little as possible, creating a balance between two factors. Nova 24 laser system With a reasonable size, and really good for users who have very little space to put the machine. Though the size is small, its ability for cutting and engraving is also as good as the big machines. It’s especially good for customers who need to make customized products.
We buy laser cutting machines and laser engraving machines, we no longer only look at the specifications, because as long as you install the most powerful hardware, your machine can meet all your needs. In addition to cutting power and cutting speed, we have to consider some of our own conditions. Do we have enough space to let him work? Not so large machines make our studios too crowded, and nova24 does It’s here, and it’s done pretty well!

.Nova24-Desktop Laser Cutter Technical Specifications

First, let’s take a look at the basic Technical Specifications of this laser cutting machine.Through these Technical Specifications, the performance of the laser machine can be seen relatively intuitively. The parameters are derived from the official website of the laser machine brand, but the specific performance of the machine must be tested in practice to know accurately.
Laser SystemNOVA 24
Laser Tube Wattage40-60Watt
Work Area600x400mm(23.6″ x 15.7″)
Max Part Size (WxLxH)(Front door closed)700x530x170mm(27.6″ x 20.9″ x6.7″)
Max Part Size (WxLxH)(Pass-through door)700x∞x15mm(27.6″ x ∞” x 0.6″)
Table Size700x530mm(27.6″ x 20.9″)
Z Axis Height155mm(6.1″)
Dimensions(WxDxH)1070x810x610mm(42.1″ x 31.9″ x24″)
Net Weight130kgs(287lbs)
Laser TypeSealed Co2 Glass Laser Tube
CoolingWater Cooled
Motion Control SystemHigh-Speed Hybrid servo motor
Maximum Speed1000mm/S(39.4 IPS)
Speed and Power Control (engraving depth)Computer or manually controlled speed and power from 0-100%. Vector color mapping sets speed and power settings using RGB color mapping.
Operating ModesOptimized raster, vector, and combined mode
Resolution(DPI)User controlled from 100 to 500DPI(standard laser head), up to 1000 DPI(HR head)
Computer InterfaceEthernet and USB Connection
Compatible Operating SystemsWindows XP/2000/Vista/7/8/10
Buffer Memory128MB Standard
Display Panel3.5″ LCD panel showing current file, total working time, laser power, speed etc.
Electrical Requirements110 to 240 volts, 50 or 60 Hz, single phase
Ventilation SystemIntegral exhaust fan.There is 1 output port, 5.7″ (145 mm) in diameter in the rear of the case.
*Source: Data from the official thunder laser machine.

1.40-60watt laser power

This laser machine can meet your needs for laser cutting and engraving. The power of the laser tube is 40-60 watt, which is the lowest power in the Nova series. Of course, this is also for those who do not need high power. The need, after all, if you do not need high power, but equipped with a high-power machine, it is not conducive to reducing costs, including machine costs and production costs. However, in the actual test, the power of 40 watt-60 watt also works well at work.Especially in the aspect of the effect of engraving, it is very good!Of course, we also want to see his limitations, because the size is small, it is impossible to assemble a more powerful laser tube, the small laser power leads to lower cutting efficiency, slow cutting speed, and for relatively large thickness materials, he cannot Do a good cut. Also because of the small size of the machine, the working width is small and it is not possible to cut or engrave a large area of material.

2.Dimensions(WxDxH) 1070x810x610mm(42.1″ x 31.9″ x24″)

In addition to having good power, we mainly introduce its main features, that is, it is small in size, takes up less space, is good for handling and transportation, and does not occupy too much area in daily work. The shortest size of this machine is 24 inches, because of this size, you can easily carry the machine through the standard size door, no need to worry about not being able to carry. You might compare this machine to the flowforge laser and think that he is lighter. In fact, you are not wrong, but I think the comparison is the fairest on the same function. The nova24 retains the platform lift function, so his height value cannot be too small, because this feature means he has to set aside a certain amount of height for lifting. The flowforge laser removes this function and cannot lift the platform. This is the balance I mentioned at the beginning. How to balance the functionality and the size of the machine. Overall, nova24 is still very good.

*Source: Pictures from the official thunder laser machine.

.Nova24-Desktop Laser Cutter Standard Features

1.Hybrid servo motor

1000mm/s speed for engraving photo, super smooth vector cutting quality.I believe that when using a laser cutting machine, there are certain requirements for the engraving and cutting speed of the machine. Of course, there are many factors that affect the efficiency of laser cutting and cutting, such as the power of the laser tube, the thickness of the material, and so on. To increase the speed of cutting and engraving, the Thunderlaser Nova24 is equipped with a Hybrid servo motor, which greatly increases the cutting rate. We generally engrave and cut at speeds from 40mm/s to 1000mm/s, so he can do very well for general cutting and engraving needs!

The traditional stepper servo motor, his speed may only reach 500mm/s, so the cutting and engraving speed of nova24 will be faster.

2.Laser software-lightburn

LightBurn is layout, editing, and control software for your laser cutter. With LightBurn you can:

– Import artwork in a variety of common vector graphic and image formats (including AI, PDF, SVG, DXF, PLT, PNG, JPG, GIF, BMP)

– Arrange, edit, and even create new vector shapes within the editor, with powerful features like offsetting, boolean operations, welding, and node editing

– Apply settings like power, speed, number of passes, cut order, brightness & contrast, dithering mode, and much more

– Send the result directly to your laser cutter

LightBurn is a native application written for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.

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3.Auto focus

In order to achieve the best cutting result by wood laser cutting machine, we will make the laser beam focus when it contact the material on laser cutter engraver, and the smaller laser beam, the better performance. Auto focus function can move up and down the working table to make sure the most proper distance between the material and the focal lens. By using the auto focus function of acrylic laser cutter, users can focus quickly and accurately before cutting and engraving which saves the time of cutting and engraving and brings the better cutting engraving result. Some people may ask what is the advantage of autofocus? Compared with capacitive focusing, the accuracy of autofocus is better. Because capacitive focusing will pollute the sensor head due to smoke generated during laser cutting, it is easy to cause problems.

4.Motorized table for Nova system

If you only need to process some thin materials by wood laser cutting mahcine, a fixed working table can fulfill your needs. But if you need to process some big size materials such as wooden box or wooden barrel, the fixed working table of wood laser engraving machine is not able to do this job. The motorized table of Thunder Laser is designed to meet these working needs. You only need to press “Z axis” on the control panel, then the table will move up and down according to your need . It is very convenient for cutting and engraving big size objects such as wood box. You also can engrave on the round items with the rotary axis attachment. The motorized table and rotary axis can greatly increase the flexibility of the application of laser machine.In the same type of laser cutting machine, there are some machines that will remove this function in order to make the machine take up less space.

.Optional Items

These Standard Features and Optional Items are available on the nova series of machines.


Nova24 laser engraver is an excellent proposition for people at the US$6,600 price point. It offers features not normally found in other laser machines in this price without cutting too many corners.Excellent engraving performance in the same type of machine.And it is a small machine with platform lifting function that you would be wise to take notice of.

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