Make Magazine review of Glowforge


#1

http://makezine.com/2017/01/25/glowforge-almost-worth-wait/

I’m still reading, but I wanted to share.


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#2

Tease, tease, tease…The days seem to go by fast except when I think about when will my GF come! Go :glowforge: - Rich


#3

I just hopped onto the forums to see if anyone else had posted this yet. I haven’t read it but was sure others would want to see it.


#4

This is the reality of laser cutters: Unless they are damaged in shipping or are of low quality to begin with, they just work.

Is that true? I’ve never heard anybody say that before.


#5

This just came across my feed as well. Glad that they felt it was worth the wait. :slight_smile:


#6

Nice! I was looking forward to a review from Make! Good find!


#7

I agree. Maybe it was a dis at 3d printers? Other than that I liked the article.


#8

He had an interesting statement to those who have ordered the GF :glowforge:

“While I know a lot of customers and the community at large have lost some confidence in the Glowforge shipping, I would suggest holding out. It looks like the wait is almost over, and there is an amazing machine on its way.”

This is coming from a maker who has touched many a machine. :thumbsup:


#9

I liked that.


#10

The link address is kinda funny though: ‘glowforge-almost-worth-wait’. Ha.


#11

OH YEAH!! That’s the ticket


#12

I liked this quote:

For a fun, almost gimmick feature, the Glowforge could scan a sketch on a sheet of material and then cut or engrave that sketch with minimal user input.

:slight_smile:


#13

That is not my experience, or that of anyone I know. :slight_smile:


#14

Thank you - it was great to read that


#15

Someone never bought a K40 on ebay !! :dizzy_face:


#16

I think the clause “or are of low quality to begin with” covers K40’s on eBay.


#17

Correct. Does anyone think Trotecs or Epilogs don’t just work? That’s part of what you pay for. Cheap Chinese lasers are cheap for a reason and don’t exhibit the same initial user experience as a “real” or professional grade laser.


#18

Most of the lasers being sold have public user manuals - it’s easy enough to read it and see if you have to align the laser yourself, which I’d recommend if you’re thinking about buying one.

(We’re working on ours - it’s not quite to the point where we’re proud of it yet)


#19

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
No.

Just… Yeah. What @dan said.

My scrap bin is full of failures and I have gotten scary good at re-lining prints up.


#20

More like someone’s never had their power supply go out mid-print on a Universal Laser. :joy: