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The Glowforge is a wireless 3D laser printer that cuts and engraves hundred of materials to bring your ideas to life at the speed of light. It's a fast, easy, and powerful tool for wood, leather, craft, paper, fabric, and DIY.
It's the ultimate hobby laser cutting and engraving machine. It’s having the perfect gift when you need one. A way to furnish your space. A personal boutique.
MAKING MAGICAL THINGS AT THE PUSH OF A BUTTON.
EASY TO SET UP: Glowforge is simple to set up in under 30 minutes. Put your Glowforge within 8 feet of a window with the included exhaust hose to print anywhere.
DESIGN WITH JUST A PEN: use a pen to draw directly onto your materials. The onboard cameras scan and turn your drawing into a real product. Resize, copy, or personalize it further until you are ready to hit print.
LIVE CAMERA PREVIEW: Onboard cameras show you a preview of your design on whatever material you choose. Place your design with your mouse or finger and position it exactly where you want.
LASER PRECISION: Glowforge motors can control motion to a thousandth of an inch, and the laser can focus down to the width of a human hair for exquisite detail and precision.
TRACE TOOL: Can be used to scan printed artwork and handwriting for engraving and printing to create truly one of a kind designs and prints.
IT'S EVEN EASIER THAN YOU THINK.
YOUR IDEA, IN YOUR HANDS, IN MINUTES:
1. MAKE YOUR DESIGN
No matter your skill level, it’s easy to bring your designs to life. Use the software you know. Glowforge is compatible with everything from PowerPoint to Adobe Illustrator to high-end CAD software. Or, just use a pen. Onboard cameras will scan your drawing and turn it into a digital file you can print, once or a hundred times.
2. WATCH THE MAGIC HAPPEN
Place a piece of material in the bed of the Glowforge with the QR code visible to auto-select the proper settings, or choose your material manually. The app makes it easy to preview your design on the material and position it exactly where you want it. When you’re ready, hit print and watch your Glowforge go.
3. CUSTOMIZE AND ASSEMBLE
See your finished print in minutes, then customize or assemble your work. All that’s left to decide is if you’re going to gift it, keep it, or even launch your own creative business by selling it!
UNLEASH CREATIVITY IN THE CLASSROOM AND GET STUDENTS THINKING CRITICALLY & CREATIVELY
We know that your students are always on your mind, and you’re always seeking new and creative ways to help your students connect with the curriculum, engage with technology, and find real-world applications for the things they learn in school. Engage students in an entirely new way with the world's most delightful 3D laser printer. Hundreds of schools have benefitted from adding a Glowforge to their classrooms.
Foster Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math multidisciplinary thinking
Enable students at any level from K-12 through higher education.
Exercise design fundamentals with 2D and 3D objects
Go from "I have an awesome idea" to "I made this, and it's awesome.
PROVIDING EDUCATORS WITH THE TOOLS TO THRIVE
From out of the box to holding your first print in only 30 minutes.
Real-world STEAM lessons that students can touch and feel.
Safe for classroom use and certified to UL standards.
Loved by thousands of students and educators.
Runs anywhere with power and WiFi.
Compatible with Mac, PC, Chromebook or tablet.
Teach invaluable transferable skills to your students.
MAKE ENDLESS CREATIONS IN YOUR CLASSROOM, LIBRARY, OR MAKERSPACE.
Create beautiful things at the push of a button. Create incredible prints with whatever software you have, like Illustrator, PowerPoint and Google Slides - or even just a pen! Cameras in the Glowforge can scan handouts to automatically populate designs created by students. From custom drones to 3D story books, model-scale architectural designs, and even school dance decor, thousands of students and educators are using Glowforge. Schools are even taking it to the next level by using their Glowfroge for school auctions and fundraisers to commencements and Parent Appreciation Day. Glowforge gives you and your students the power to print the things you simply cannot buy.
WE KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO WORRY YOU'RE NOT DOING ENOUGH FOR YOUR STUDENTS.
Start transforming your students' designs into award-winning STEAM projects, record-breaking fundraisers, or your students' first business venture!
We've been supporting educators for the past 22 years to implement solutions within thousands of schools across North America. We'd love to help you.
BRING YOUR IDEAS TO REALITY IN MINUTES
You can create products like wallets, picture frames, and furniture from materials like leather and wood. It's easy enough for a child to use, but powerful enough to launch a business! Every week, tens of thousands of Glowforge owners print hundreds of thousands of creations using materials like wood, leather, glass, cardstock - even food!
PICK YOUR DRAWING, PDF, OR PHOTO, ADD YOUR MATERIAL, AND CLICK PRINT.
What if you could sketch a design, then turn it into something real you could actually use? What if you could print things you wanted, needed, or just dreamed up on your desk, instead of relying on factories half a world away? It uses a beam of light the width of a human hair to cut, engrave, and shape designs from a variety of materials. There’s a lot you can do with that kind of power. It's as simple as pushing the button and the powerful lasers create meaningful gifts for your friends, unique products to sell, or something personalized just for you.