This thread has the latest on the Air Filter - updated most recently Nov 7.
The Glowforge Air Filter sits directly beneath your Glowforge, removing both odor and potentially harmful smoke and fumes. It’s 5.5 inches (14 cm) tall, and allows your Glowforge to print more quietly than before.
Unfortunately, in late September, we’ve had to make changes to the injection molding tool to get the performance we know you want and expect. That added months to our production schedule. The new tooling is going according to plan and we’ve updated our delivery estimates to reflect the latest.
In the meantime, we’re working with an existing air filter manufacturer to upgrade their standard design and offer it to those who want something in the interim. We were hoping to be able to make them available in October, but the first and second shipments were not up to our standards, so we decided not to move forward with selling them yet.
If you’re noticing a trend… we want our products to work well for you, and all too often, that means we take delays while we make sure that happens. We’re continuing to work with the vendor and now expect first units to be available for purchase in December. Also, when it’s available, we’ll give customers the option to cancel their Glowforge Air Filter order and order one of these instead.
We’ll have more details when it’s ready. We don’t have pricing or features yet, other than to say that it will not cost more than the Glowforge Air Filter, and it will let you operate your Glowforge unit indoors without odor.
The Glowforge Air Filter has been a long time in coming. I’m so sorry for the additional delay - we’re putting just as much care and attention to detail into the filter as we did into the printer. We’ll continue to do everything possible to get it to you as soon as we can.