Glowforge just caught on fire, glowforge is destroyed

I was engraving proofgrade thick clear acrylic and the glowforge caught on fire. My daughter could smell the smoke and we put it out with a fire extinguisher. I think it’s safe to say the glowforge is ruined. Not sure what to do at this point…
I had the setting set to:
Speed 350
Power Full

I’ve used these settings before, so I don’t know what happened.

Holy sh!#! WTH! Proofgrade? Hopefully GF will work with you on a replacement. Man that’s scary - no way I’m leaving mine unwatched ever. So sorry man!

Really sorry this happened! How long do you think it burned to cause this much damage?

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Dang, that sucks. :frowning: Were these cuts, scores, engraves? Curious why you deviated so far from Proofgrade settings.

He said he was engraving. I think the speed of 350 is absolutely the problem. It sure hurts to see these photos.


It was a cut and engrave. I use these settings to create a stamp stamp that I use to stamp into leather.

Wish I could say. My guess is at least a few minutes.

Sad to say, but acrylic from whatever source, will definitely burn and cause fires. It must be watched just as other burnable things must be watched.

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I’m so sorry to see that, and I agree with @dklgood that the engraving speed was too slow for FP. Good luck.

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I’m sorry to hear that this has happened. I see you’ve emailed, too – we’ll work out next steps there.

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