Safety

Regulatory Information

  • Glowforge Regulatory Information

    In the United States, lasers are regulated by the federal Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), a subsidiary of the federal Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The CDRH and the FDA, in conjunction with other agencies, help ensure that laser devices, from CD players to industrial lasers, can be used safely.

    The Glowforge Basic unit is a Class 1 laser product containing an embedded Class 4 CO2 laser and a Class 1 laser diode. Because the Class 4 laser is fully contained in a Class 1 enclosure, this laser product is designated as a Class 1 laser product during all procedures of operation.

    The Glowforge Plus unit is a Class 1 laser product containing an embedded Class 4 CO2 laser and a Class 1 laser diode. Because the Class 4 laser is fully contained in a Class 1 enclosure, this laser product is designated as a Class 1 laser product during all procedures of operation.

    The Glowforge Pro unit is a Class 4 laser product containing an embedded Class 4 CO2 laser and a Class 1 laser diode. It is designated as a Class 4 laser product.

    The included CO2 laser has the following characteristics:

    • Wavelength: 10.6 µm continuous wave (CW)
    • Internal laser power: less than 100 watts peak
    • Beam diameter: less than 5mm at aperture
    • Beam divergence: less than 1.2mrad

    The included laser diode has the following characteristics:

    • Wavelength: 635nm - 650nm CW
    • Internal laser power: less than 0.39 milliwatts peak

    The Glowforge unit is manufactured by:

    • Glowforge
    • 2200 1st Avenue South, First Floor
    • Seattle, WA 98134

    For more information or support, contact support@glowforge.com

    The following label information applies to the Glowforge Basic

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    The following label information applies to the Glowforge Plus EN-FR PlusRearLabel



    The following label information applies to the Glowforge Basic, Plus and Pro

    This label appears on the laser tube in the spot indicated by the arrow in the diagram below and indicates that there is a high voltage shock hazard.

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    The following label information applies to the Glowforge Pro

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