Over the past decade, the 3D printing industry has grown leaps and bounds. In fact, per Statista by the end of 2018, the annual revenues from the global 3D printing market are estimated at 12 billion U.S. dollars. Furthermore, they expect 3D printers and materials to represent almost half the total revenues over the next four years. Though 3D printing has grown into a huge industry some consumers aren’t privy to the newest home or small business 3D printers on the market.
Glowforge recently launched its new line of 3D laser printers where consumers can bring their 3D concepts to life with a push of a button. Setting up the Glowforge takes a few minutes and works via Wi-Fi by using a web browser or app on any Mac, PC, tablet, and smartphone. Glowforge can create and print from software including Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape, CorelDraw, Adobe Photoshop, GIMP, Autodesk 360, and Sketchup. Users can also bypass software altogether as the onboard cameras can scan a drawing and transform it directly into a print on almost any material.
Glowforge can print on leather, wood, acrylic, paper, fabric, cardboard, metal, glass, ceramic, stone, laptops and even chocolate. Glowforge also offers a line of Proofgrade™ materials digitally encoded so Glowforge printers can recognize them and auto-adjust to print perfectly each time.
- Glowforge Basic ($2,495) is perfect for home, hobby, and craft use, and can print beautiful products on dozens of materials.
- Glowforge Plus ($3,995) offers upgraded components and a more powerful laser to print up to 20% faster, plus a double warranty.
- Glowforge Pro ($5,995) is for serious makers, home entrepreneurs, and small businesses. It is designed for all-day use. The Pro Passthrough allows printing large projects, including home décor and furniture.
To learn more, visit glowforge.com. To see what customers are making with Glowforge, search #Glowforge on Instagram or click instagram.com/explore/tags/glowforge/.
Glowforge is a Seattle-based startup that created the 3D laser printer. Glowforge’s wireless desktop laser makes it simple for designers, artists, and makers to take products directly from digital design to reality. Unlike 3D printers that use additive technology to build objects out of plastic, Glowforge uses subtractive technology to cut and engrave products from durable and beautiful materials like wood, leather, acrylic, paper, fabric – even chocolate. A sleek and efficient design makes this industrial-grade technology beautiful and affordable, and a friendly cloud-based app makes it easy to create amazing things with Glowforge. For more information, please visit Glowforge.com.