Craft Series Tech Specs

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Bring your Glowforge Craft Laser™️ home and unlock a new dimension to your creativity. Both Glowforge Aura™️ and Glowforge Spark™️ have powerful lasers that precisely cut, engrave, and score hundreds of materials like wood, acrylic, leather, iron-on, cardstock, paper — even chocolate — to bring your ideas to life in minutes. With Glowforge's free and easy-to-use design software, Proofgrade®️ materials, and optional in-app purchase of millions of designs, fonts, and ready-to-make projects, the only limit is your imagination.

Aura

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Spark

$699.00

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Glowforge Pro

$6,995

Choose the most powerful and capable Glowforge. The Glowforge Pro is the same size but can print enormous objects with the Pro Passthrough slot, and has upgraded cooling for all-day use. It also features upgraded components and increased laser power, with top engraving speeds 3 times as fast as the Glowforge Basic and cutting speeds 1.2 times as fast. The Pro has double the warranty. Class 4 laser product.

Glowforge Plus

$4,995

Our premium home offering for the ultimate personal printing experience. The Plus offers upgraded components and a top engraving speed 2 times faster than the Basic and has double the warranty. Class 1 laser product.

DIMENSIONS

  • 22” (W) x 20-½” (D) x 5” (H)
  • Weight: 19 lbs
  • 21 5/16” (W) x 18 1/2” (D) x 5 1/8” (H)
  • Weight: 10.8 lbs
  • Aura: 22” (W) x 20-½” (D) x 5” (H)
  • Spark: 21 5/16” (W) x 19 1/4” (D) x 5 1/4” (H)
  • Aura Weight: 19 lbs
  • Spark Weight: 10.8 lbs

WORK AREA

  • Max material size: 12" x 12" (or 12" x infinity with Passthrough)
  • Max cutting area: 12" x 12"
  • Max material depth: up to 1/4" thick
  • Max material height: 3/4" w/o tray or 1/4" w/ tray
  • Max material size: 12" x 12"
  • Max cutting area: 8.5" x 11"
  • Max material depth: up to 1/4" thick
  • Max material height: 3/4" w/o tray or 1/4" w/tray
  • Aura Max material size: 12" x 12" (or 12 x infinity with passthrough)
  • Spark Max material size: 12" x 8"
  • Max materials depth: up to 1/4" thick
  • Max material height: 3/4" w/o tray
  • Max material height: 1/4" w/tray

PASSTHROUGH

  • Glowforge Aura Passthrough slot allows the use of material that’s up to 3/8″ (9.5mm) tall, up to 12” (30.48cm) wide, and as long as desired
  • Glowforge Spark does not have Passthrough
  • Glowforge Aura Passthrough slot allows the use of material that’s up to 3/8″ (9.5mm) high, up to 12” (30.48cm) long, and as wide as desired
  • Spark does not have passthrough

MATERIAL CAPABILITY

  • Both Glowforge Aura and Glowforge Spark cut, score, and engrave laser-compatible materials including wood, acrylic, leather, veneer, iron-on, paper, & cardboard. They also engrave on denim, mylar, rubber, cork, sandpaper, food, stone, slate, titanium, aluminum, marble, ceramic tile, and hundreds more!

  • Glowforge recommends Proofgrade™ materials for automatic settings and perfect results.

  • Glowforge Spark uses a blue, 6-watt, solid-state diode laser, so it is not compatible with glass, clear acrylic, translucent acrylic, white acrylic, some blue acrylics, PVC vinyl, chromium-based materials, carbon-based materials, PTFE/Teflon-based materials, materials containing beryllium oxide, or Draftboard®️ materials. Learn more about laser-compatible materials here.

SOFTWARE

  • Powerful and intuitive web-based software interface will have you printing in minutes
  • Works on Mac, PC, Linux, and many mobile devices (Internet required)
  • Compatible with JPG, PNG, SVG, PDF, and other file formats. Glowforge Premium includes support for DXF files
  • Drag-and-drop layout with live camera view to position designs on the material
  • Automatically scan handwriting or drawings to print without design software
  • Expansive Catalog of customizable, ready-to-print designs

ONE BUTTON PRINT

  • Automatically determines settings for the perfect cut, score, or engrave when using Proofgrade materials

CAMERAS

  • Wide Angle Camera — Mounted on the lid, provides a view of the entire printable area, accurate within 0.25" (6mm)
  • Macro Camera — Mounted on the head, provides extreme up-close information for autofocus, accurate within 0.004" (0.1mm)

AUTOFOCUS

  • Exquisitely precise — low-power laser measurement scans the surface of the material to determine the exact height
  • Completely internal — Lens moves internally up and down inside the head to print on materials up to 0.5” (13mm) thick
  • Multipass — Focus can be shifted between engrave passes, allowing detailed depth engraves
  • Manual focus option — the laser can be focused at a precise height to experiment with a range of techniques

LIGHTING

  • High-efficiency internal LED lighting gives your work broad illumination for a wide angle view and precise precisioning

LASER SYSTEM

  • The Personal Series uses a 6W diode laser that operates at 450 nm.
  • Certified as a Class 1 laser product containing an embedded Class 4 laser
  • Fixed Alignment — Factory calibrated optical system does not require any alignment by the user
  • Sealed Optics — Enclosed optical path with cleanable and replaceable windows protects the laser optics to avoid replacement or realignment

MECHANICALS

  • Case — High modulus injection molded plastic
  • Linear System — Glass filled injection molded linear rails and steel slides with belt driven carrier
  • Motion — Hybrid stepper X and Y axis
  • Cooling/Air Assist — Custom laser head fan for combined cooling and air assist
  • Recommended Operating Temperature: 60F-75F (16C-24C)

REQUIREMENTS

  • Wi-Fi required (2.4 GHz b/g/n and WPA2, WPA, or open)
  • Ventilation with either the Glowforge Personal Filter, or an open-able window within 8 feet
  • 110/220 VAC, 50 or 60 HZ outlet
  • 84W peak power consumption

WARRANTY

  • 12 Month Comprehensive Warranty
  • Full warranty info at glowforge.com/warranty
  • Additional 1-year or 3-year Extended Warranty available

SAFETY

  • Safety sensors alert in case of bumps or unplanned movement, over temperature conditions or fan performance changes
  • Certified to UL standards
  • Glowforge Aura is certified to EN/I EC 62368-1:2014 EN/I EC 60825-1:2015 CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 62368-1-14:2014 UL 62368-1:2014 by TUV Rheinland. 11:13
  • Glowforge Spark is certified to UL 62368-1:2014 by TUV Rheinland.
  • Glowforge Aura is certified to EN/I EC 62368-1:2014 EN/I EC 60825-1:2015 CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 62368-1-14:2014 UL 62368-1:2014 by TUV Rheinland.
  • Glowforge Spark is certified to UL 62368-1:2014 by TUV Rheinland.

Exposure to Hazardous laser light (Class 4) may result if misuse occurs.

SAFETY

  • Sensors alert in case of bumps or unplanned movement
  • Sensors warn in case of overtemperature conditions
  • Sensors notify when fan performance changes
  • Glowforge Aura is certified to UL standards
  • Glowforge Aura is certified as a Class 1 laser product containing an embedded Class 4 laser
  • Glowforge Aura is certified to EN/I EC 62368-1:2014 EN/I EC 60825-1:2015 CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 62368-1-14:2014 UL 62368-1:2014 by TUV Rheinland

Exposure to Hazardous laser light (Class 4) may result if misuse occurs.

Glowforge Personal Filter

Lasers like your Glowforge Aura™ and Glowforge Spark™ require ventilation. With the Glowforge Personal Filter, you can put your Glowforge anywhere! It sits on the ground near your Glowforge and cleans the air, allowing you to operate it anywhere in your home.

Create from any room, any time – no window required

The Glowforge Personal Filter connects to your Glowforge Aura and Glowforge Spark so you can create from any room you want - no more having to vent out a window. It automatically begins working when you print, and shuts off when you’re done. Surpassing the gold standard in filtration, it pairs advanced carbon technology to purify the air inside your Glowforge, leaving you free to create from anywhere.

  • Is designed just for Glowforge Aura and Glowforge Spark - sits nearby & works quietly while you create!

  • Traps over 99.9% of particles in the air while you make something magical.

  • Uses replaceable cartridges that have a lifetime of up to 100 hours of printing.

  • Dimensions: 10 in. x 17.5 in. x 18.5 in.

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