The newest tool in our makerspace, the Glowforge uses high pressure and heat to cut and engrave on a variety of materials. You can make items using readily available designs or by creating your own. Approved materials are available for purchase in the DMC. We also have a limited amount of scraps that can be used at no cost. Patrons may bring in their own materials to use, but a DMC staff member must approve the material before using the machine.
Before using the Glowforge, patrons must schedule a consultation with one of our staff members. Consultations and Glowforge printing are available from 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday.
Pricing varies depending on the material and length of printing time for the project. When using material purchased from the DMC, the patron pays the cost of the material and .25 per minute. For materials that are brought in and approved, the patron pays a $3.00 activation fee plus .40 per minute.
Available materials can vary, but include acrylic, leather, and unfinished and prefinished dark and light woods, all in various sizes.