So, this laser is being advertised as a 3D laser. I saw your topic “Why do you call the Glowforge a ‘3D laser printer’?”, and I know you have features yet to be mentioned, but this prospect (which I hope I am not misinterpreting) is honestly what sold me on your laser. I currently have a jenky home-made laser cutter which sits on a cnc frame, and one of my favorite things to do with it is carve foam. I use my engraving program and gradients within the image to cut foam insulation (the pink stuff) into objects and then use lost foam sand-casting to make aluminum objects out of the foam. My laser doesn’t auto-focus, and so it’s not great at this, but I have managed to do some cool things, and I hope from your hints that I will be able to do better with your laser
Can I bribe you to give me hints as to if my thinking is in the right direction? I know other, much more expensive, lasers can carve reliefs into wood, and I’d be happy about this as well, but really any info would be nice!
PS. Glad to see a fellow Seattleite doing this!