Laser Cutter - Wolverine

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Laser Cutter - Wolverine
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Name Wolverine
Zone Laser Cutter
Owner Roger Slykhouse
Make Model
Part Number
Date Acquired
Storage Location West wall, you can't miss it.
Authorization Required Yes
Status Down
Documentation The setup manual, File:OPERATIONAL MANUAL OF MACHINE xin USB.pdf is worth reading, if only for a laugh.

Inside the cutter, a Leetro MPC6515 control board coordinates the motors and laser firing. Its documentation is freely downloadable.

So much grief has arisen from the awful state of the documentation and software, that an entire Chinese laser support forum has arisen for the hapless owners of these machines help each other.

Other References Two good sources of info:



  • i3 Members may use this machine if they are authorized on 150W laser cutters.
  • You must be trained to use this machine.
  • There is a consumables fee for this machine of $0.25 per minute (or $15 per hour) of laser-on time. (Check the display on the machine right after your job completes to get the time it ran.)

Approved Materials List


General instructions

The only difference between operating Wolverine and operating Bumblebee is that they have a differently-sized pulley on one axis. If you are already set up to use Bumblebee, and want to use Wolverine, open File > machine options > work table. The dialog has controls for X and Y, both of which have the "..." button. You need to click that button for both of them. You'll see "36". Change that to "24". You'll need to change both of them back to "36" to use Bumblebee again.

Time-of-cut Checklist- Bumblebee

When focusing, grab a focus-chip and keep one hand over emergency-stop while setting Z. Do two quick jogs up on the Z-axis if you use the auto-focus / Datum feature.

Maintenance Info

The glass should be cleaned regularly, and the screw drives for the Z-axis should be checked for lubrication.

Power Meter Readings

Date Power (W) Location User Notes
4/5/2016 20 Right at tube output Mike After tube failure
4/8/2016 154 Right at tube output Mike Brand new tube
4/8/2016 150 Far right, before last mirror Mike


See Bumblebee FAQs


Develop a list of materials, with speed and power settings for various cutting depths. Add bumpers under the lid. Add stringer gas shocks so the lid does not slam shut.

Authorized Users and Trainers

User Name Authorized By Date of Most Recent Training

Trainer Name Certified Date