Glowforge Aura Tech Specs

Glowforge Aura


Bring your Glowforge Aura™ Craft Laser™ home and unlock a new dimension to your creativity. Its powerful laser precisely cuts, engraves, and scores hundreds of materials like plywood, acrylic, leather, cardstock, paper — even chocolate — to bring your ideas to life in minutes. With Glowforge Aura’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.


  • Glowforge Aura Dimensions: 22” (W) x 20-½” (D) x 5” (H)
  • Weight: 19 lbs


  • Max materials depth: up to 1/4" thick
  • Max material size: 12" x 12"
  • Max material height: 3/4" w/o tray
  • Max material height: 1/4" w/tray


  • It cuts and engraves laser-compatible materials including wood, acrylic, leather, veneer, paper, & cardboard, and also engraves 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 Aura uses a blue, 6-watt, solid-state laser, so it is not compatible with glass, clear acrylic, white acrylic, blue acrylic, vinyl, or Draftboard®️ materials.


  • Easy and powerful interface will have you printing in minutes
  • Web interface 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 preview to position designs on the material
  • Automatically scan drawings and print without design software
  • Catalog of premium, customizable, ready-to-print designs


  • When used with Proofgrade materials, automatically determines settings for perfect cutting and engraving


  • 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)


  • 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


  • 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


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


  • Glowforge Aura uses a 6W diode laser that operates at 450 nm.
  • The Glowforge Aura Craft Laser is 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


  • 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)


  • 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
  • Glowforge Aura has 84W peak power consumption



  • Certified to UL standards
  • Safety sensors alert in case of bumps or unplanned movement
  • Safety sensors warn in case of overtemperature conditions
  • Safety sensors notify when fan performance changes
  • The Glowforge Aura is certified as a Class 1 laser product containing an embedded Class 4 laser and comes with all necessary safety training materials
  • 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 require ventilation. With the Glowforge Personal Filter, you can put your Glowforge Aura anywhere! It sits on the ground near your Glowforge Aura 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™ 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 Aura, leaving you free to create from anywhere.

  • Is designed just for Glowforge Aura — 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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