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Glowforge Plus 3D Laser Printer

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The Seattle-based start-up, GlowForge Plus started off with laser cutting technology. Glowforge Plus 3D laser printer is one of the few variants the company offers with easy to use labels, the product is designed for further simplifying the laser cutting process. 

The earlier variant GlowForge Pro was developed for advanced users with the pass-through slot that allowed its users to continue the work for unlimited hours. However, that is not the only part that is an inclusion in the Plus variant, the main difference is that the company has brought down the price by a considerable amount. There are two cameras used at wide-angle that is mounted on the lid. These cameras are useful in providing a view of the printable area. To be precise, it offers a view even within 6mm. Another one is the macro camera which is mounted on the head. This is for providing extreme information for autofocus within 0.1mm. The print quality of GlowForge Plus is nice to the extent that one can depend on the machine for various tasks. The laser engraver helps in printing on different materials. Moreover, as per the promises made by the company, one can achieve the precision of width equals to human hair. Hence, it is highly accurate and precise.

While the price of the printer isn’t too cheap, it does offer the advanced features that are noticed in many expensive choices than this one. Hence, overall, Glowforge completely deserves the cost and justifies it clearly.

Specification: Glowforge Plus 3D Laser Printer

Model

Glowforge Plus

Manufacturer

Glowforge

Price Range

$ 3950

Availability

Available

Classification

Desktop

Technology

Laser engraving technology

Material

Wood, Fabric, Plastic and more.

OS compatibility

Linux, Mac OS, Microsoft Windows

Generic material

Yes

Dimensions

965 x 527 x 210 mm 37.9 x 20.7 x 8.2 in

Heated print bed

No

Heated build chamber

No

Automatic calibration

Yes

Closed frame

Yes

Dual extruder

No

Independent Dual Extruder

No

Full color

No

LCD screen

No

Touchscreen

No

On-board camera

Yes

Mobile app

No

3D scanners

No

CNC mill

No

Electronics 3D printing

No

Laser engraving

Yes

Conveyor belt

No

Air filter

Yes

Pellet extruder

No

USB

No

Wifi

Yes

Bluetooth

No

SD card

No

Ethernet

No

Videos: Glowforge Plus 3D Laser Printer

Expert Score 8.2
Affordability
6
Quality
8
Speed
9
Capability
8
Practicality
7
User Expectations
8
PROS:
  • Easy to setup
  • The operation is also easy making it a convenient choice for beginners too
  • It can engrave on a huge choice of materials, hence, highly versatile
  • It is safe to use and comes with a fully enclosed frame
CONS:
  • It does have a bulky design
  • The printer won’t work without a WIFI connection at all
  • It is noisy and produces smell as well
Glowforge Plus 3D Laser Printer
Glowforge Plus 3D Laser Printer
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