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Glowforge 3D Laser Printer

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 $2.50 activation fee plus .25 per minute.

GlowForge Materials and Pricing (Material availability can vary):

Acrylic 5x10 - $5 5x5 - $3  
Leather 5x10 - $10 5x5 - $6  
Draftboard 12x20 - $5 12x10 - $3 6x10 - $2
Basswood Plywood 12x20 - $16 12x10 - $9 6x10 - $5
Walnut Hardwood 6x12 - $8 6x6 - $5  
Poplar Hardwood 6x12 - $6 6x6 - $4