Are you trying to do this kind of thing:
We can’t do that with a Glowforge with sheet metal, because it cannot cut metal. After plasma or CNC cutting this design, it still requires further adhesion (welding).
There is the paper method, using pepakura:
Paper soccer ball requires much adhesion, but very straightforward to cut with the glowforge. Can be painted metallic.
You could cut something like this from a metallic acrylic:
Lots of places sell the 3d wireframe soccerball edge-lit pieces, like this one from alibaba:
These soccer ball cupcake molds from aliexpress are apparently anodized, and would fit in the GF with the crumb-tray removed, so they could be marked.