Glowforge 3D Laser Printer Plus
Glowforge SKU: M428001 GLOW-PLUS
- M428001 GLOW-PLUS
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Unlock Creativity with Glowforge for your Classroom! Bring a Glowforge 3D laser printer to your classroom, library, or makerspace, and unlock next-level creativity with your students. Thousands of teachers and students are using Glowforge to transform handwriting, art, and computer-generated designs into 3D story books, forensic science dioramas, school dance decor, model-scale architectural plans, and even custom musical instruments. Compatible with your school’s existing hardware and software, Glowforge turns student’s ideas into reality at the push of a button.
Collaborate as a class to create something beautiful. From working clocks to elaborate solar system dioramas, multi-print designs show students the power of iteration and teamwork.
Bring their ideas to life, right before your student’s eyes. Design Thinking fundamentals like ideation and prototyping take new shape when students watch their ideas go from “What if…” to “I did it!” in mere moments.
The Glowforge Plus has the power to bring your vision to life at the speed of light. The Plus offers upgraded components and a top engraving speed that’s up to twice as fast as the Glowforge Basic. A double warranty offers yearlong peace of mind. Class 1 laser product; place near a window for ventilation.
Works with hundreds of materials Engrave or print beautiful and useful products from wood, leather, paper, fabric, acrylic, glass, metal, cardboard... even chocolate!
Live camera preview of your work See your design take shape before you print. 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.
Free web-based software There's nothing to install - the free app works with your PC, Mac, phone, or tablet.
Autofocus and 3D engraving Material detection. Automatic print settings. Just pick your drawing, PDF, or photo, add one of dozens of household materials, and click print.
Compatible with your Mac, PC, tablet, or phone
Safe for classrooms and makerspaces The only CDRH Class 1 laser cutter and engraver. Independently safety tested to UL, CE, FDA, and FCC standards for peace of mind.
Glowforge exterior: 38" x 20.75" x 8.25" (965mm x 527mm x 210mm)
Maximum material depth: 18" (455 mm)
Maximum material width: 20" (515 mm)
Cutting area: approx. 11" (279 mm) deep and 19.5" (495 mm) wide
Maximum material height: 2" (50mm)
Maximum material height with tray: 0.5" (13mm)
Can safely print on any laser-compatible material, with examples below. Glowforge recommends Proofgrade™ materials for automatic settings and perfect results.
Cuts & Engraves: wood, fabric, leather, paper, cardboard, plexiglass (acrylic), Delrin (acetal), mylar, rubber, cork, sandpaper, foods, ...and more
Engraves Only: glass, marble, rubber stamps, stone, ceramic tile, anodized aluminum, titanium, corian, ...and more
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
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 Proof grade materials, automatically determines settings for perfect cutting and engraving
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)
Exquisitely precise — low-power laser measurement scans the surface of the material to determine the exact height
Completely Internal — Lens moves internally up and down inside the head to print on materials up to 0.5" (13mm) thick
Multipass — Focus can be shifted between engrave passes, allowing detailed depth engraves
Manual focus option — the laser can be focused at a precise height to experiment with a range of techniques
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
CO2 Laser — Custom CO2 glass laser tube capable of continuous operation at 10,600 nm; rated at 40 watts
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
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) Basic and Plus; 60F-81F (16C-27C) Pro
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
800W peak power consumption
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
Certified to UL standards
Safety sensors alert in case of bumps or unplanned movement
Safety sensors warn in case of over temperature conditions
Safety sensors notify when fan performance changes
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 Rhineland