I have a friend who is considering a Glowforge for a very specific use case: He wants to create custom badges for a technology conference that he organizes. He’d be making several hundred badges at a time, and back of napkin math says we can probably get 10 badges per sheet, meaning 50-60 sheets to get 500-600 badges done.
There are some unknowns around how long each sheet would take to cut since there’s no design yet, but at a high level we’re wondering if this is something that is at all reasonable to consider using the basic model. Given the large number of sheets involved and the extended run time that would result, we’re not clear whether the improved cooling and more powerful laser in the pro model would make a difference given the limited information currently available.
The event tends to happen twice a year, so he’d be doing this pretty infrequently and there’d be some more generic ad-hoc hobby work in between.
Thoughts from @dan or the Glowforge team?