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Increasing the speed of light: four ways your Glowforge is getting faster (and a loud noise) (10/22/19)
We are really, really excited about this set of latest improvements.
A new beta setting will dramatically increase the top speed your Glowforge can achieve. The top speed of the Glowforge Basic is now 1.4x, the Plus is 2.8x, and the Pro is a whopping 4.2x as fast as before. While your Glowforge won’t always run at top speed, today’s release can make prints go much faster than before. You’ll see the biggest improvements in large engravings. You'll also see your printer head moving much faster when autofocusing or homing.Read More
You can now zoom out to 50% (showing twice as much) and 25% (showing four times as much). The previous limit was 67%. Of course, all the other zoom levels are still available.
We’ve also changed the look of the side buffers that indicate where you can and cannot print. They’ve changed from striped to a solid, transparent grey.Read More
Previously, your prints won’t start if your Glowforge unit is too hot. Now, when your Glowforge is too warm to print, pressing the button will run the fans to help cool things off and print when the temperature drops.
Based on your suggestions, we’ve added a navigation bar to the forum. Now, when you’ve got the answer you need, or inspiration strikes, head right back to your Dashboard and begin printing up a storm!Read More
We want to highlight the creators that make our company possible (you!), and the creations that they’ve built. So we’ve created a new set of pages, an updated customer gallery. Everyone at the office lost 20 minutes of productivity the first time they checked it out and we've been sharing non-stop.
Your Glowforge lid camera makes it quick and easy to lay out your print. The actual print should always land within ¼” of where you put it, but we’ve seen that’s not true for everyone. We created the Lid Camera Calibration process to fix this.Read More
We have a new feature to improve autofocus on your Glowforge. Now, any time your Glowforge autofocuses, it will set a Focus Marker at the place where your Glowforge focused.Read More
We are starting to roll out an improvement to the way the software uses the sensors that detect movement. If there’s a bump, your machine may now cancel (during the focusing step) or pause (during the print). This could occur, for example, if there’s an obstruction in the bed or if the Glowforge unit is jostled.Read More
The files you upload by clicking "Upload" or "Add Artwork" are getting processed up to twice as fast!
A series of calculations to adjust for the height of the material used to take several seconds, but now they’ll happen instantly.
Finally, more accurate monitoring of your Air Assist Fan to reduce false alarms.Read More