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Glowforge laser printer

Postby PcS » Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:46 pm

http://glowforge.com/ This looks interesting . Thoughts ?
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Re: Glowforge laser printer

Postby Tim » Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:52 pm

PcS wrote:Thoughts ?


It's a laser cutter/engraver that they're advertising as a 3D printer. That's a bit of a stretch.

For a laser cutter, though, it has a good price point.
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Re: Glowforge laser printer

Postby Jules » Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:05 pm

Shoot! I do not need another toy! :|
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Re: Glowforge laser printer

Postby PcS » Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:24 pm

Jules wrote:Shoot! I do not need another toy! :|

I think you DO !!! Think of all the tutorials you could write !!! 8-)
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Re: Glowforge laser printer

Postby Jules » Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:55 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Glowforge laser printer

Postby jsc » Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:24 pm

These don't have all the easy to use software, autofocusing, or friendly industrial design, but larger working areas:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/High-Precise-40 ... 2edc466fe8
http://www.ebay.com/itm/40W-CO2-USB-Las ... 1264099304
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Hot-sell ... 5,201409_5

I'm amazed how low these prices have fallen.

Not entirely sure what I'd do with a laser cutter, but I said that before buying an M2, too.
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Re: Glowforge laser printer

Postby jsc » Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:03 pm

Here's an in-depth look at the Glowforge: http://www.tested.com/tech/543141-meet- ... r-printer/

Unlike those cheap Chinese cutters I listed, I think the main innovation is in the software, cameras, and ease of use. The Chinese printers come with Chinese software, which is... utilitarian at best. They also claim to be producing their own custom "mode 0" laser tube, whatever that means, which results in a tighter spot. One striking aspect is that much of the processing happens in cloud services, so if they ever go out of business you're left with a pile of hardware.

If anyone decides to pick one up, use my referral link for $100 off. Yes, I couldn't resist.
http://glowforge.com/referred/?kid=63JtwS
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Re: Glowforge laser printer

Postby jimc » Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:04 pm

yeah saw this the other day. really cool. the video jin poster is excellent.
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Re: Glowforge laser printer

Postby Jules » Sun Sep 27, 2015 11:05 pm

jsc wrote:Here's an in-depth look at the Glowforge: http://www.tested.com/tech/543141-meet- ... r-printer/

Unlike those cheap Chinese cutters I listed, I think the main innovation is in the software, cameras, and ease of use. The Chinese printers come with Chinese software, which is... utilitarian at best. They also claim to be producing their own custom "mode 0" laser tube, whatever that means, which results in a tighter spot. One striking aspect is that much of the processing happens in cloud services, so if they ever go out of business you're left with a pile of hardware.

If anyone decides to pick one up, use my referral link for $100 off. Yes, I couldn't resist.
http://glowforge.com/referred/?kid=63JtwS


Okay.....I seriously need someone to talk me out of this.......dammit! Not getting any help at all from my family.
(Matter of fact...and i quote...."Oh go ahead - you never buy any nice clothes or shoes like a normal girl does.")
And that's from my mother. :roll:

PcS, remind me to stomp you for posting that link, and Jin - you had to post the link to the video, didn't you? :shock:

I will resist.
I will resist.
I will resist.
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Re: Glowforge laser printer

Postby Tim » Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:11 am

Jules wrote:(Matter of fact...and i quote...."Oh go ahead - you never buy any nice clothes or shoes like a normal girl does.")
And that's from my mother.


Listen to your mother.

And you don't seriously expect any of us to talk you out of it, do you? We're all waiting for your review now!
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