Little Following Flame


Hello Laser fans

I’ve got a laser cutting question. Currently I’m using a RetinaEngrave laser to do my cutting at work, but suddenly I’ve noticed this little flame that following the laser head as it cuts. Because of this little flame it’s starting to burn and combust my tinier detailed cuts. This has never happened before.

Does anyone have any idea what would be causing this or how to fix it?

I seriously can’t wait to get my Glowforge and stop relying on this dinosaur.


Perhaps you had air assist and it has stopped working?


I’m not a laser expert (yet), but I would guess your air assist is not working properly.


Without air assist…you often get a little flame following the cut…
Yup most likely its been turned off, turned down too much or something is blocking it.