Will my GlowForge work in South Korea?

Possibly moving to South Korea. Wanted to know if there are any legal issues I have to worry about and if the interface will work there.

Welcome to the Community!

The interface will work just fine as long as there is an internet connection.

A quick-n-dirty check* regarding legality would be to go to the glowforge.com and “buy” your laser again, but input a sample address in ROK:

US Embassy
188 Sejong-daero
Sejongno, Jongno-gu
Seoul, South Korea

If it throws an error, Glowforge cannot ship that laser to that country, which should* give a pretty good idea if they are legal there.


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That has got to be one of the longest and most interesting disclaimers I have ever read.

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That is a lot of grey areas. I’m in the Military but even though they would be shipping my goods I still think Customs might flag it.