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About Glowforge Pro

There is no limit to what you can create with Glowforge Pro’s powerful laser, intuitive features, and all-day performance. Cut, score, and engrave wood, acrylic, leather - even chocolate. Take your craft to a new level of joy, easily make unique products, or wow a classroom by instantly turning a sketch into an object.

Glowforge Pro

There is no limit to what you can create with Glowforge Pro. Its powerful laser, intuitive features, and all-day performance bring your imagination to life.

Regular price $5,995.00
Regular price $6,995.00 Sale price $5,995.00

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Product Highlights

3x faster top speed

Giant prints with Pro Passthrough

Our most powerful 45w laser

Print all day with enhanced cooling

Cut 120% faster for more prints per day

12 Month Worry-Free Warranty

Simple setup in under 30 minutes

Works with hundreds of materials

About Glowforge Pro

There is no limit to what you can create with Glowforge Pro’s powerful laser, intuitive features, and all-day performance. Cut, score, and engrave wood, acrylic, leather - even chocolate. Take your craft to a new level of joy, easily make unique products, or wow a classroom by instantly turning a sketch into an object.

Product Details

Glowforge Exterior Dimensions

Glowforge Pro

Dimensions

Glowforge exterior (Pro and Plus): 38″ x 20.75″ x 8.25″ (965mm x 527mm x 210mm)

Glowforge Exterior Dimensions

Glowforge Exterior Dimensions

(Pro and Plus)

Air Filter Exterior Dimensions

Air Filter Exterior Dimensions

Air Filter Exterior Dimensions

Air Filter Exterior Dimensions

Material dimensions Work Area

Cutting area: approx. 11" (279mm) deep and 19.5" (495mm) wide

Maximum material depth: 18" (455mm) for Plus; unlimited for Pro

unlimited for Pro

Maximum material width: 20" (515mm)

Maximum material height: 2" (50mm)

Maximum material height with tray: 0.5" (13mm)

Material Capability

Can safely print on any laser-compatible material, with examples below. Glowforge recommends Proofgrade™ materials for automatic settings and perfect results.

Engrave and Cut:
Wood image

Wood

Acrylic image

Acrylic

Leather image

Leather

Draftboard image

Draftboard

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
Glass image

Glass

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 and powerful interface will have you printing in minutes
Web interface works on Mac, PC, Linux, and many mobile devices (internet required)
Compatible with JPG, PNG, SVG, PDF, and other file formats.
Glowforge Premium includes support for DXF files
Drag-and-drop layout with live camera preview to position designs on the material
Automatically scan drawings and print without design software
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, accurate within 0.25” (6mm)
Macro Camera — Mounted on the head, provides extreme up-close information for autofocus, accurate within 0.004” (0.1mm)

Lighting

Dual high-efficiency internal LED strips give your work broad illumination for a wide angle view
Headlights under the lid give point illumination for precise precisioning

Laser System

CO2 Laser — Custom CO2 glass laser tube capable of continuous operation at 10,600 nm; rated at 45 watts for Pro and 40 watts for Plus
Fixed Alignment — Factory calibrated optical system does not require any alignment by the user
Sealed Optics — Enclosed optical path with cleanable and replaceable windows protects the laser optics to avoid replacement or realignment

Mechanicals

Case — High modulus injection molded plastic
Linear System — Custom extruded aluminum linear rails with belt driven v-wheel carrier
Motion — Dual hybrid stepper Y axis; single hybrid stepper X axis
Cooling — Closed loop self contained internal cooling.
Air Assist — Internal air assist with no external compressor hookup required
Recommended Operating Temperature: 60F-75F (16C-24C) Plus; 60F-81F (16C-27C) Pro

Requirements

Wi-Fi required (2.4 GHz b/g/n and WPA2, WPA, WEP, or open)
Ventilation with either the Glowforge Compact Filter, or an open-able window within 8 feet
110/220 VAC, 50 or 60 HZ outlet
Glowforge Plus and Pro have 800W peak power consumption
Compact Filter has an additional 350W peak power consumption

Miscellaneous

Precision power settings allow enough control to draw lines on copy paper
3D engrave settings carve detailed surfaces
Positioning precision to 0.001” (0.025mm)
Engraving up to 1355 DPI

Glowforge Pro Upgrades

Pro Passthrough slot allows the use of material that’s up to 1/4″ (6.3mm) high, up to 20” (50.8cm) wide, and as long as desired

Upgraded solid state thermoelectric cooling

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 Plus is a Class 1 laser device with no special training required
The Glowforge Pro is a Class 4 laser device and comes with all necessary safety training materials
Certified to UL/ANSI/IEC 60950-1-07 and CAN/CSA-C22.2 NO. 60950-1-07 (R16) by TUV Rheinland

Safety

Warranty

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

Bring your ideas to life, like magic!

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Glowforge Air Filter

Regular price $1,295.00
Regular price Sale price $1,295.00

Our Air Filter upgrade lets you put your Glowforge anywhere.

Lasers like your Glowforge require ventilation. All Glowforge printers come with a 4” (10 cm) diameter hose which allows you to use your Glowforge near a window. It sits on the ground near your Glowforge printer and cleans the air, allowing you to operate it anywhere in your home, school, or office!

Make just about anything

Key Benefits

Precisely cut, engrave, and score hundreds of materials up to ½” thick with a professional-grade laser.

Engrave photographs, patterns, or text in vivid detail onto materials like wood, acrylic, stone, leather, and more.

Create infinitely long projects using the Passthrough slot with continuous auto-tracking.

See exactly what you’re printing with live camera preview and precise autofocus.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is Glowforge different from a 3D printer?

Glowforge uses subtractive manufacturing while traditional 3D printers use additive manufacturing. A 3D printer builds up material, like plastic filament, layer by layer. With Glowforge, you’ll put a piece of material like leather, wood, or acrylic in the machine and it carves out your product using laser light. The technical name for the category of tools that includes Glowforge is a CNC laser cutter engraver, but that's a mouthful, so we call it a 3D laser printer.

What can I make with Glowforge?

You can make an endless variety of useful, beautiful, and practical things from a bunch of different materials like wood, leather, felt, fabric, acrylic, paper, and more. See what amazing things other Glowforge owners are making over on Instagram, #glowforge.

What kind of software and hardware do I need to use Glowforge?

Great news! You can use your Glowforge from a Mac, PC, tablet, and smartphone, using our simple, powerful, and free web interface.

Will Glowforge be difficult to set up or learn how to use?

Glowforge is incredibly easy to use. Most of our customers tell us it takes them less than 30 minutes to get their printer out of the box, plug it in, set it up, AND finish their first print!

The web interface, point-and-click software, and simple hardware (just one button!) combine to make it both simple and easy to use.

Your Glowforge comes with a detailed manual to help you learn to use it easily and quickly. We also have many resources to help: our community forum answers most questions within hours, our detailed learning information at glowforge.com/support answers the most frequently asked questions, and we’re always here to help if you have a question.

We’ve seen incredible creativity from people ranging from preschool students to great-grandparents. We have no doubt you’ll be able to create amazing things!