Rubber Stamp Mode

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#1

A quick question: Will the Glowforge have a Rubber Stamp cutting mode - where the edges of the cuts are slightly sloped to give fine detail extra strength?


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#2

This is a great question! I am curious about this too! I was planning on making stamps too!


#3

I assume this should be do-able, given that they are positioning the Glowforge as a “3D laser cutter”.

We haven’t seen any 3D engravings/cuts from the glowforge yet, but their marketing & discussions in the forum imply that this is do-able thanks to the camera that continuously re-focuses to determine “depth” during cuts/engraves.

I can’t wait to see 3-dimensional engraves from the Glowforge using a “grayscale” vector input file!

@dan I would love to see this during one of your upcoming live google hangouts! Perhaps you could ask the community for a test grayscale vector file to cut!

Cheers!


#4

I’m also looking forward to 3D engraving and would love to see this as a demo in the near future.


#5

I’ll put it on the wishlist. The software team is focused (pun, sorry) on moving the core functionality from “demo” to “solid” mode right now, so I don’t expect to have new demo stuff come online soon. That’s a big project but it provides a solid basis for everything to come.


#6

Thanks Dan.
This would be a hugely useful addition as I know that a lot of people will want to cut stamps.


#7

Sorry - we’ll definitely do stamps. Demoing it in the near future is the part that’s on the wishlist. :smile:


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#8

Woohoo for rubber stamp mode!