Thanks for sharing all the amazing ideas, tips ans tricks for our upcoming machine.
I’ve been reading a lot about the CO2-laser safety glasses needed when operating the Glowforge, or any other lasercutter, but I had an idea. Has anybody thought of or maybe even found a foil that we can laminate the transparent part of the main door with. So instead of everyone near the machine needing to wear glasses, can we cover the machine with a see through laser blocking foil?
I found some material for YAG lasers:
I did find some complete CO2-laser blocking acrylic windows:
Would be funny that if I want to make this to size and shape on a lasercutter I wouldn’t be able to do it, because of the fact that it’s blocking the laser
Has a lot of acrylic windows…and so on.
Is there anyone with experience for these foils or can we think of a solution together. I know it’s a pricey one, but it could maybe help us out in the future.
Probably @dan and/or his team has spent ages researching this and found it was not an option to put this in the Glowforge because of the immense increase of the product price, but could he share us some tips?
Keep up the great work everyone, love reading your thoughts everyday.
Greetings from The Netherlands!