The Glowforge 3D Laser Printer is now available for pre-order!
In case you’re wondering what the Glowforge is and why you might want to order one, I wrote about it earlier this year. It’s essentially a laser cutter, but that’s kind of like calling a smartphone “essentially a phone.” It’s much easier to use than traditional laser cutters, and has some surprising capabilities, as you can see in the ad below. I know, it looks like a Buzzfeed-worthy line “YOU WON’T BELIEVE…” but wait until you get to the drawings.
Right now there’s a 30-day pre-order sale to get the Glowforge at half the expected retail price: $2,000 for the Basic and $4,000 for the Pro, which has a pass-through slot that allows for larger materials, plus an upgrade from a Class I to a Class IV laser. At that price point, it’s still not for everyone, but could be within reach for makerspaces and small businesses, or for you makers who have already been experimenting with 3D printers.
For more information (or to pre-order yourself a really cool Christmas present), head to the Glowforge website.