View Full Version : Glowforge: The 3D laser printer that makes beautiful things, quickly

08-27-2015, 12:31 PM

The 3D laser printer that makes beautiful things, quickly




Glowforge is launching their 3D laser printer soon and the first units are going to be half off. I just signed up to be notified when they were available. You should sign up too!


(I'll get another $100 discount if you do).


08-27-2015, 01:45 PM
Click mine !!! http://glowforge.com/referred/?kid=6VVEJ

10-02-2015, 05:51 PM
I just ordered one using a referral link... Share the love! http://glowforge.com/referred/?kid=vlycJv

Skinny Kid
10-02-2015, 08:26 PM
I was lined up to purhase one but then I read this.....

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&sqi=2&ved=0CDUQFjACahUKEwi79JfwwaTIAhUFGD4KHYeYBvg&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.reddit.com%2Fr%2Flasercuttin g%2Fcomments%2F3ms7ld%2Fmy_kinda_review_of_the_glo wforge_3d_laser_printer%2F&usg=AFQjCNGfNzU0_T8SLeFIYSrsi_-A3vd8nA&sig2=P-9vZpTW0vYOKln7FhOttg&bvm=bv.104317490,d.cWw

I also read that a 40 w laser will not etch the metals they talk about, stainless, bronze, etc.....

10-02-2015, 09:22 PM
So you mean the video they use to sell the unit is "fake"?

I'll read the review and post it on their forum as well to see what they have to say about it.

10-02-2015, 10:36 PM
I was lined up to purhase one but then I read this.....

I also read that a 40 w laser will not etch the metals they talk about, stainless, bronze, etc.....


10-02-2015, 10:37 PM
Well after reading the article, the only actual thing that worries me, other than prototypes not really working like they should or undeveloped software that could be stolen before completion or patenting is the fact that they're sort of lying with the release date and make you believe you'll be getting the Glowforge on December but the hidden list could mean yours could ship on may or August 2016...

Skinny Kid
10-03-2015, 04:17 AM
Yes it seems like release for most people will be sometime later 2016. Did they reply to the post?

I also have read that you aren't etching metal with a 40 w laser. The macbooks you see in the videos are being etched but it is the coating on the aluminum case, not the aluminum itself that is being etched.

I don't have a laser so I cannot personally test this but I've already learned if something is too good to be true, then it is.....lol

10-03-2015, 08:49 AM
Yes, Dan replied:

Speaking of screwups, I'm happy to answer specific questions, but to the general "what do I think of the review": I think he was fair, and I feel like crap about it. We had things go wrong on Saturday and the writer saw all of them, and wasn't there Sunday when we got things fixed. I don't blame him for coming to the conclusions that he did. We'd been doing nonstop demos for two weeks prior, we ran a Glowforge all night at Makercon and did 150 prints on Sunday, but on Saturday we blew out two of our three machines in the first five minutes and had to shut everything down until we figured out the problem and fixed it. I feel terrible for the people who came to see us Saturday and didn't get to watch the machines in action. (If you're curious, video from sunday:

06-24-2017, 08:54 PM
did anyone get glowforge laser machines?

When we started to make EnduranceLasers.com a lot of pople told us that we will fail...
1.5 years passed and we are still working and improving...
Soon we will anounce 7W lasers

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8W laser is ready on EnduranceLasers.com (http://Endurancelasers.com)

12-26-2018, 01:27 PM
What is the point of 3d printing? I just don't see it. It is very inefficient. I guess it is great for some serious artists who design their own stuff or for medical use, but for most things, it is pointless. Anyone who has seen Mr. Rogers or How It's Made would know how quickly factories work. The whistle machine spits out several whistles a second, and the cost can be as low as a quarter! 3D printers make one little whistle in half an hour, and it uses expensive materials that may not have the best quality either.

When you ask a person "If you had a 3D Printer, what would you print"? Some people would say "another 3d printer" or "a gun" or something else that cannot be printed. Others would say "Paperclips, whistles, recorders, forks, toilet brushes" and other items that are useful, but are so readily available that it simply isn't worth it. If you want a doll, just go to the toy store and buy a doll. It may be better and have a talking voice, and for half the price. Some people straight-out say "2D printing is a thing of the past", but really, 3D printing will never replace computer printers, nor will anyone ever start calling their HP a "2D printer"

07-11-2019, 09:11 AM
Laser printers are good but don't know how successfully they run?