I’ve received my Glowforge basic and got it up and running. The cuts/engraves are beautiful, but the Glowforge is so loud that I will need to reconsider whether we can set up in in room where other people are working. It is much louder than other laser cutters I’ve worked with (ULS, Epilog, FSL Hobby laser cutter).
I want to find out what other people are experiencing, and whether my unit might have a problem that makes it louder than expected.
Measured 2 feet in front of the Glowforge, it reads 74 decibels when running, and 52 decibels when quiescent (no jobs running, smoke cleared, initial calibration complete). Almost all of the noise is fan noise. I have it vented out through a window with a long duct (the one provided).