Glowforge®

The iconic 3D Laser Printer

Make magical things at the push of a button.

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What can you print with Glowforge?

  • Hardwoodskin

    Personalized hardwood skin for Macbook Pro

    Print Time: 19 min
    Material Cost: $9.00
  • Drone

    Drone with dual rubberband gatling guns

    Print Time: 153 min
    Material Cost: $721.00
  • Satchel

    Kip leather custom satchel

    Print Time: 133 min
    Material Cost: $58.00
  • Paperart

    Watercolor papercut artwork

    Print Time: 6 min
    Material Cost: $3.00
  • Spicejars

    Engraved glass spice jars

    Print Time: 9 min
    Material Cost: $10.00
  • Stringlamp

    Yarn and plywood glow lamps

    Print Time: 102 min
    Material Cost: $28.00
  • Hemisphereshelf

    Interlocking spherical wall shelf

    Print Time: 27 min
    Material Cost: $11.00
  • Woodmap

    Plywood bathymetric map & frame

    Print Time: 183 min
    Material Cost: $32.00

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Built on laser cutter/engraver technology.

Glowforge uses a beam of light the width of a human hair to cut, engrave, and shape designs from a variety of materials.

Glowforge can
cut...

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...and it can
engrave.

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The revolutionary features that set Glowforge apart.

  • Precision preview

    Live Camera Preview

    See your design take shape before you print. Onboard cameras show you a preview of your design on whatever material you choose. Place your design with your mouse or finger and position it exactly where you want.

  • Design with a pen

    Design with just a pen

    Just use a pen to draw directly onto your materials, and watch your designs transform. From a doodle to a masterpiece, onboard cameras scan and turn your drawing into a real product. Resize, copy, or personalize it further – you’re just one button away from a beautiful print.

  • Recognize materials

    Automatic Setup

    Whether you use a thick natural leather or beautiful maple, Proofgrade™ brand materials are automatically recognized by your device. Material settings are instantly configured so you can focus on what matters: your project.

  • 3d autofocus

    3D Autofocus

    Just like a camera, your Glowforge has a fully automatic focusing system to cut and engrave on materials both thick and thin. Before each print, the height is measured with exacting precision to be sure it prints perfectly, every time.

  • Catalog

    Design Catalog

    When you don’t want to start from scratch, browse, buy, and print from the Glowforge catalog. Choose from dozens of ready-to-print designs that you can personalize, like jewelry, the perfect shoulder bag, or fun wall art. No design experience needed.

  • Just one plug

    Set up in minutes

    The hardest part of setting up is deciding what to print first. Your Glowforge uses Wi-Fi and a regular outlet, and tutorials make the first prints a snap. Put your Glowforge near a window with the included exhaust hose or add a Glowforge Air Filter to print anywhere.

  • High res engraving

    3D Hi-Res Engraving

    Engrave complex, three dimensional curves with 1,000 DPI resolution. To get perfect detail and sculpt with real depth, Glowforge can carve away material with multiple passes for truly detailed and impressive results.

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    Compatible

    Use the format and system that’s best for you. You can work from your Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android, and Windows or Linux computer. Design with Inkscape, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, GIMP, Fusion 360, Corel Draw, and more – even PowerPoint or Google Docs! Compatible with JPG, PDF, PNG, and SVG.

  • Optical alignment

    Cloud Simplicity

    Your Glowforge runs from a web browser, which means there’s no software to install - ever. Drag and drop your designs right onto your material. Upgrades are instant and seamless.

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    Laser Precision

    Your Glowforge motors can control motion to a thousandth of an inch, and the laser can focus down to the width of a human hair. Combined, they can create prints with exquisite detail and precision.

  • Safe for schools

    Safe for schools

    Under FDA regulations, Glowforge Basic is categorized as a Class 1 laser, like a DVD player, so no special precautions are required to use it. The Pro model is Class 4 device like other lasers, and requires additional precautions.

  • Air filter

    Air Filter upgrade

    The unique Glowforge Air Filter lets you put the Glowforge anywhere, no matter what material you’re cutting. It snaps right under the Glowforge and makes it just 7" taller. Alternately, you can use your Glowforge near a window with the included duct.

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Bring your ideas to life.

Personalize with photos

Need something outstanding, fast? Catalog designs are the perfect gift.

Print jewelry, toys, leather goods, lighting, containers, art, and more. Designs are extensively tested and guaranteed to print perfectly every time. Each comes with detailed photo instructions to make them a snap to finish.

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Specs Summary

Material Capability

  • 19.5” by 11” (Glowforge Basic and Plus)
  • 19.5” by ∞ (Glowforge Pro)

Software

  • Drag-and-drop with live camera preview
  • Works with Mac, PC, iPhone, Android, and more
  • JPG, PNG, SVG, PDF, and more

Hardware

  • Dual cameras: wide angle & macro
  • Custom 40W (Basic) / 45W (Plus) / 45W (Pro) laser
  • Precise to 1/1000th of an inch
  • Full autofocus
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