Light Plywood is coming to the Glowforge Shop
Later this week, we’re going to start offering Light Plywood. It has the same outer hardwood layer and semi-gloss coating, the same price, and comes in the same species as Medium and Thick Plywood but there are a few things that make it stand apart.
Compared to Medium Plywood, Light Plywood:
- Is half the weight
- Is slightly thinner at 0.12”
- And the best part is… it cuts about twice as fast!
You’ll want to do some experimenting with it - the core is natural hardwood instead of engineered material, so it’s stronger in one direction than the other. That means it can be better for structural designs, but not as good for extremely thin parts like living hinges.
We have an update to the firmware that will be automatically applied the next time you turn on your printer. This update doesn’t change anything now, but will help us prepare for future improvements.