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Glowforge combines the most innovative technology and unlimited printing power with an easy-to-use and kid-safe setup.  When you get your Glowforge, you can have it up and running in only 30 minutes.

Really? It’s that easy to get started?

And once it’s set up…

You’ll have hundreds of materials for your kids to choose from, like these:

  • Paper

  • Tile

  • Leather

  • Wood

  • Metal

  • Acrylic

  • Chocolate

  • Fabric

  • Glass

  • and more...

  • Mylar

  • Marble

  • Rubber 

  • Felt

  • Stone

  • Cardboard

  • Rubber

  • Corian

  • Titanium

  • Cork

You’ll never feel limited by materials, and everyone can have a turn choosing.

When you decide to buy your Glowforge, you’ll be given the choice between our three models:

Choose the most powerful and capable Glowforge. The Glowforge Pro prints large objects like furniture with the exclusive Pro Passthrough. Upgraded solid-state cooling allows nonstop printing all day long. Ships free.

The Glowforge Plus prints up to 20% faster than the Basic for when you want to work through as many projects as possible over a weekend. Ships free.

The Glowforge Basic makes it easy to create at home with a powerful laser and onboard cameras. You’ll be able to get it set up and printing in under 30 minutes.

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Which Glowforge is right for me?

I like to create things with my students, so send me free project designs I can use in class.

Do you provide an educational discount?

Yes! We offer a discount for qualifying institutions.

Today's lesson: 

Turn dreamers into makers

Bring the Glowforge 3D laser printer to your classroom, library, studio, or maker space and enable STEAM projects in an entirely new way.

Glowforge uses a laser to cut and engrave limitless designs from hundreds of materials. Students will be making incredible projects from wood, paper, acrylic, even food.

Architectural models, shadowbox dioramas, and classroom signs are just a few of the ways educators have put their Glowforge to use.

Thousands of students are already turning their ideas into reality with Glowforge.

  • Foster Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math multidisciplinary thinking.
  • Exercise design fundamentals with 2D and 3D objects.
  • Enable students at any level from K-12 through higher education.
  • Go from "I have an awesome idea" to "I made this, and it's awesome."

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Everything you need to light up the classroom

Print on hundreds of beautiful materials including leather, wood, acrylic, tile, paper and more.

Create designs with the tools you already use. Print JPGs, SVGs, PNGs, and more.

The 19.5"x11" bed gives you a large creative space. Use the Passthrough slot on Glowforge Pro for unlimited length.

Is Glowforge complicated to use?

Not at all! Go from box to your first print in about 30 minutes.

- Henry P, Adjunct Professor

“Your problem will be getting the students to work without Glowforge once they have it.” 

Is Glowforge safe?

Of course! An array of safety features make Glowforge safe for classroom use.

Tom Riddle, Educator

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Can my school buy Glowforge with a Purchase Order?

Absolutely. You can inquire about the process by sending an email to support@glowforge.com.

We also support payment via credit card and PayPal.

Do you have lesson plans?

A great source for project ideas is our community forum. Here's one post with some examples to get started.

Discover what teachers and students are making with Glowforge

Geometry Mid-Term Project

This project required students to make a mathematical instrument. This student used Glowforge to make a functional Equinoctial Dial, also known as a Travellers Sundial.

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4th Grade Building Model

A 4th grade class decided to turn their 2D building designs into 3D views during the school's daily "Innovation Hour." Students get to see how their building plans translate into a real-world view.

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5th Grade "Trade Day" Tiles

For Trade Day, students are required to make the items they want to trade with other students. One student and parent created these tiles to bring to their 5th grade class.

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6th Grade Marble Mazes

Teacher Brandon's 6th grade class designs and builds marble mazes using Glowforge. This project requires students to think about how their 2D design will translate into 3D and emphasizes precise measurements. 

Read more about Brandon and his class

Glowforge uses a focused beam of light to cut and engrave material, creating designs limited only by your imagination

Bring the Glowforge 3D laser printer to your classroom, library, studio, or makerspace and enable STEAM projects in an entirely new way.

Glowforge uses a laser to cut and engrave limitless designs from a variety of materials. Students will be rapidly making incredible projects from wood, paper, acrylic, even food.

Architecture models, shadowbox dioramas, and classroom signs are just a few of the ways educators have put their Glowforge to use.

See how thousands of students are already turning their ideas into reality with Glowforge.

  • Foster Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math multidisciplinary thinking.
  • Exercise design fundamentals by translating a 2D plan into a 3D object.
  • Enable students at any level from K-12 through higher education.
  • Go from "I have an awesome idea" to "I made this, and it's awesome."
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Today's lesson:

Turn dreamers into makers

What kind material can I use with Glowforge?

A Glowforge can cut hardwoods, plywoods, cardboard, fabric, leather, paper, Plexiglas (acrylic), Derlin (acetal), mylar, rubber, Corian, foods, and more. In addition, Glowforge can engrave all of the above plus glass, coated metal, marble, aluminum, titanium, and some consumer electronics.

Still have questions? Visit our full FAQ.

Take one and pass it on

Download this free guide to Glowforge for education, then share it with your friends, neighbors, and colleagues.

Looking for something you can easily print and hand out?

In this pamphlet you'll find a cheat sheet of Glowforge features and benefits. Keep it on your desk, or share it with another inspired educator.

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