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About Glowforge Aura

Its powerful laser works with 100s of materials like wood, acrylic, leather, cardstock — even chocolate. Unleash your creativity with Glowforge Aura’s free and easy-to-use design software, Proofgrade® materials, and optional in-app purchase of millions of designs, fonts, and ready-to-make projects. The only limit is your imagination! 

Glowforge Aura

Unlock a new dimension to your creativity with Glowforge Aura™ Craft Laser™. Its powerful laser precisely cuts, engraves, and scores hundreds of materials so you can bring your ideas to life in minutes.

Regular price $1,199.00
Regular price Sale price $1,199.00

Ships to US customers only

Product Highlights

Compatible with your Mac, PC, tablet or phone

Import designs in your favorite formats

Infinite prints with Aura Passthrough

Preview Mode sees before you print

Autofocus and 3D Engraving

Safe for creating at home

12 Month Worry-Free Warranty

Works with 100s of materials

About Glowforge Aura

Its powerful laser works with 100s of materials like wood, acrylic, leather, cardstock — even chocolate. Unleash your creativity with Glowforge Aura’s free and easy-to-use design software, Proofgrade® materials, and optional in-app purchase of millions of designs, fonts, and ready-to-make projects. The only limit is your imagination! 

Unleash Your Creativity

Product Details

Glowforge Exterior Dimensions

Glowforge Aura

Dimensions

Glowforge Aura exterior: 22″ x 20.5″ x 5″ (556mm x 521mm x 127mm)

Glowforge Exterior Dimensions

Glowforge Exterior Dimensions

Air Filter Exterior Dimensions

Air Filter Exterior Dimensions

Air Filter Exterior Dimensions

Air Filter Exterior Dimensions

Material dimensions Work Area

Max materials depth: up to 1⁄4” thick

Max material size: 12” x 12” inches

Cutting area approx: 144 in sq.

Glowforge Aura can cut materials up to 1/4" thick, and engrave materials up to 3/4" thick with the cutting tray removed.

Material Capability

Can safely print on any laser-compatible material, including the examples below. Glowforge recommends using Aura-compatible Proofgrade® materials for smart settings and perfect results. Proofgrade materials are specially sourced and lab-tested for creating prints safely at home.
Note: Most Proofgrade materials work beautifully with your Glowforge Aura, but we recommend against using Draftboard™, medium plywood, and clear, white, and blue acrylic. All other acrylic colors, and both Light and Thick plywoods, will work wonderfully. Learn more about laser-compatible materials here and see our collection of Aura-compatible Proofgrade materials here.
CAUTION: Laser cutting vinyl will immediately destroy your laser. As an alternative, try our Eco Iron-On material.

Engrave and Cut:
Wood image

Wood

Acrylic image

Acrylic

Leather image

Leather

Veneer image

Veneer

Paper image

Paper

Cardboard image

Cardboard

Delrin image

Delrin

Mylar image

Mylar

Rubber image

Rubber

Cork image

Cork

Sandpaper image

Sandpaper

Food image

Food

...and hundreds more!

Engrave only
Stone image

Stone

Slate image

Slate

Titanium image

Titanium

Aluminum image

Aluminum

Marble image

Marble

Ceramic tile image

Ceramic tile

Corian image

Corian

...and hundreds more!

Software

Easy-to-use, web-based software will have you printing in minutes
Glowforge App works with Mac, PC, Chromebook, tablet, and phone
Compatible with JPEG, PNG, SVG, PDF, and other popular file formats
Aura Vision™ live camera preview lets you visualize your designs on your materials
Automatically scan and print drawings and print without design software
Choose from a catalog of premium, customizable, ready-to-print designs

One Button Print

When used with Proofgrade materials, automatically determines settings for perfect cutting and engraving

Cameras

Wide Angle Camera — Mounted on the lid, provides a view of the entire printable area

Lighting

High-efficiency internal LED lighting gives your work broad illumination for a wide angle view and precise precisioning

Laser System

The Glowforge Aura Craft Laser is certified as a Class 1 laser product containing an embedded Class 4 laser

Mechanicals

Case — High modulus injection molded plastic
Linear System — Glass filled injection molded linear rails and steel slides with belt driven carrier
Motion — Hybrid stepper X and Y axis
Cooling/Air Assist — Custom laser head fan for combined cooling and air assist
Recommended Operating Temperature: 60F-75F (16C-24C)

Requirements

Wi-Fi required (2.4 GHz b/g/n and WPA2, WPA, or open)
Ventilation with either the Glowforge Craft Laser Filter, or an open-able window within 8 feet
110/220 VAC, 50 or 60 HZ outlet
Glowforge Aura has 84W peak power consumption

Miscellaneous

Precision power settings allow enough control to draw lines on copy paper
3D engrave settings carve detailed surfaces

Glowforge Aura Upgrades

Glowforge Aura Passthrough slot allows the use of material that’s up to 3/8″ (9.5mm) high, up to 12” (30.48cm) long, and as wide as desired

Safety

Certified to UL standards
Safety sensors alert in case of bumps or unplanned movement
Safety sensors warn in case of overtemperature conditions
Safety sensors notify when fan performance changes
The Glowforge Aura is certified as a Class 1 laser product containing an embedded Class 4 laser and comes with all necessary safety training materials
Certified to EN/I EC 62368-1:2014 EN/I EC 60825-1:2015 CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 62368-1-14:2014 UL 62368-1:2014 by TUV Rheinland

Safety

Warranty

12 Month Comprehensive Warranty
Full warranty info at glowforge.com/warranty

Bring your ideas to life, like magic!

Speak to an expert

Give one of our Glowforge experts a call or instantly chat online.

Glowforge Craft Filter

Glowforge Craft Laser Filter

Regular price $399.00
Regular price Sale price $399.00

Lasers like your Glowforge Aura require ventilation. With the Glowforge Craft Laser Filter, you can put your Glowforge Aura anywhere! It sits on the ground near your Glowforge Aura and cleans the air, allowing you to operate it anywhere in your home. 

Why you will love Aura

Laser power & precision

Precisely cut, engrave, and score with a beam of light.

Preview Mode

Preview, perfect and visualize your prints before you print.

Simple & intuitive

Easy-to-use tools & step-by-step tutorials make creating a breeze.

Endless possibilities

Create millions of projects from hundreds of materials.

Frequently Asked Questions

What materials can I use with my Glowforge Aura?

Glowforge Aura fits material up to 12 in x 12 in (30.4 cm x 30.4 cm) and works with thicker materials than craft cutters — you can cut materials up to ¼ in (0.635 cm) thick and engrave objects up to ¾ in high. It cuts and engraves laser-compatible materials including wood, acrylic, leather, veneer, paper, & cardboard, and also engraves on denim, mylar, rubber, cork, sandpaper, food, stone, slate, titanium, aluminum, marble, ceramic tile, and hundreds more!

Glowforge Aura uses a blue, 6-watt, solid-state laser, so it is not compatible with glass, clear acrylic, white acrylic, blue acrylic, vinyl, or Draftboard®️ materials.

What is the thickest material that Glowforge Aura can cut?

Glowforge Aura can cut materials up to 1/4" thick, and engrave materials up to 3/4" thick with the cutting tray removed.

What is the difference between Glowforge Pro, Plus, and Aura?

All Glowforge printers are quick to set up and easy to use. You can choose to work with hundreds of materials to make the kinds of amazing things that you see on our Community Forum or Instagram. All our printers come with everything you need to get started making magical things at the touch of a button.

If you want to make projects at home like paper greeting cards, personalized signs, or acrylic accessories, then Glowforge Aura is perfect for you. If you’re looking for even more speed, power, or the ability to create products for a business, then check out our Performance Series.

Do I need additional software to print with a Glowforge?

No! Every Glowforge laser works with our web-based App, Glowforge Print. You can use your Mac, PC, tablet, or smartphone to access the Glowforge App. To create a print, design a project completely from scratch right in the App — choose from millions of fonts, graphics, pattern tools, stamp-templates, & more! You can also choose thousands of ready-to-print designs from the Glowforge Catalog, and customize them to make your perfect project!

If you prefer, use your favorite software (like Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape, CorelDraw, Adobe Photoshop, GIMP, Autodesk 360, Sketchup, and more) to create a project in your favorite file formats like JPG, PNG, SVG, or PDF, then easily drag-and-drop it right into the Glowforge App.

How much space will Glowforge Aura take up in my home?

The Glowforge Aura is 22 in (W) x 20-½ in (D) x 5 in (H) — or about the size of a large printer.

How easy is it to get started?

It takes less than 30 minutes to get your printer out of the box, set it up, and finish your first print.

How precise is the Glowforge laser?

Glowforge uses a beam of light the width of a human hair to cut and engrave with incredible accuracy to one-thousandth of an inch. It can engrave images in stunning high-resolution comparable to what you see on your phone or computer screen now. Learn more here!