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What is a Glowforge?

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Today and tomorrow, I’m taking a few minutes to recap the All Things Silhouette Conference that I instructed at last weekend. To start, I wanted to share some information about the Glowforge laser cutter that I shared at the conference. Before we get going, what exactly is a Glowforge? It’s a CNC laser cutter engraver that uses a thin laser to burn through materials like wood, acrylic, leather, and many more. The Glowforge performs three different functions: 1) Cut – the Glowforge cuts entirely through a material, 2) Engrave – the machine cuts through a portion of the material, and 3) Score – the Glowforge leaves a line across the material.

In this brand new class at the All Things Silhouette Conference, I introduced many Silhouette users to the Glowforge machine by giving basic information about the machine. Then, I shared about 15 projects that I had made using the Glowforge. These projects included everything from a wooden purse to an acrylic night light and earrings to conference themed marshmallows!

I got my Glowforge many months ago and have been looking for an outlet to share more information about it. Since Cutting for Business is solely devoted to running craft businesses – I have no intention of diluting the business information or regularly posting off topic. Instead, I started a brand new blog called, Made with Forge, where you can learn more information about the Glowforge. Over there, I will feature tutorials, freebies, giveaways, and more.

Connect with Me on Made with Forge

Today, I invite you to follow along with my new blog, Made with Forge, at the following links. Of course, nothing is happening to Cutting for Business. I’ll still be here every weekday with information about running a business with your Silhouette or Cricut.

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Want to help spread the word? Save the image below to Pinterest. And special thanks to Kelly Wayment from Finding Time to Create for snapping a candid photo of me with my Glowforge after the session.

What is a Glowforge Laser Cutter - Information for Crafters - by

Grisel Gallardo

Thursday 20th of June 2019

I am a cricut user so what software would i need to use to make projects to use with the Glowforge?

Christine, Cutting for Business

Tuesday 2nd of July 2019

There are a lot of options: