The switch for the pre-orders of Glowforge 3D laser printer is switched on now. If you are interested in making the purchase of the Glowforge 3D laser printer, then you can now do it in advance by visiting the Glowforge website. The pre-orders for the 3D laser printer from the Seattle based company has commenced from Thursday.
This 3D laser printer is actually not a printer, but a laser cutter. Even though it is named as the 3D laser printer, Glowforge just cuts and reduces materials to make different objects from plastic, leather, etc. The 3D printer is one that builds up material objects. This 3D laser printer works the same way how a normal printer will work.
The Seattle-based hardware company, Glowforge made $9 million this year and has seen a good demand for the new 3D laser printer already. The sales of the Glowforge 3D laser printer have touched $1 million in just 12 hours. This means that 500 units of the printer are already gone.
The CEO of Glowforge, Dan Shapiro, was expecting sales of $1 million to $2 million in 30 days. But, it has reached its goal in less than 24 hours and it is a big achievement for the company. The retail price of the new Glowforge 3D laser printer is $3,995. Right now, the company is selling the printer for just $1,995 for one month as part of its launch offer.
The Glowforge uses laser to cut and to engrave products. The Smartphone sensors are inbuilt in the printer. The laser allows the Wi-Fi connected device to cut or even engrave materials that are in curved, irregular or uneven shapes. There is a dual camera in the laser printer that measures the material thickness to four one thousand of an inch precision.
The Glowforge machine comes with a single button interface which makes it very easy to use. It is also an ideal option for non technical people looking to engrave something on materials. Glowforge will look into every slice of material that you plunge into the machine and adjust the irregularities of the material. It will modify the designs to perfectly fit on delicate curves.
The professional laser cutters that you get in the market are priced for tens of thousands of dollars. They are usually got on a rental basis. But, the Glowforge 3D laser printer now is sold at just $1,995, which is a very good bargain price for this laser printer.