Would Glowforge’s camera technology work on a CNC router? I’m just asking a general technology question, not if a company will implement it or has current plans to. I’d like a CNC down the road a ways but one big weakness with current home CNC routers is the ease of setting 0 for the z plane, and issues with variances in the thickness of the materials being worked on. I could imagine Glowforge’s camera technology overcoming those issues in the future.
Wide Angle Camera — View of the entire laser bed
Macro Camera — Able to view one square inch with resolution of 0.002” (0.05mm)
Camera can record stills and video for documentation and sharing of projects
Optical Thickness Measurement — Optical system measures the height at various points across the material to 0.005” (0.13mm)