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Glowforge Safety

General Reminders

  • Do not put anything inside the Glowforge that is not CO2 laser compatible. See Approved Materials. 
  • Do not leave things on, or around the Glowforge.
  • Do not stack multiple materials; for example attempting to cut two or more sheets of material at a time.
  • Allow prints to cool before handling them.
  • Only use flat materials.
  • Material must fit in the bed of the Glowforge.
    • Size: 11″ x 19.5″
    • Thickness: 0-0.25″ for cutting, Up to 2″ for engraving

During Use

  • Do not leave the Glowforge unattended.
  • Look inside frequently; the flame should move with the laser. If the flame remains after the laser has passed then the material is on fire:
    • Pull the plug on the back of the unit.
    • Alert staff by saying “Fire!” loudly.
  • There may be some odor present while running. However, if you detect a strong, sharp smell that also causes eye, nose, or throat irritation, or if there is visible smoke escaping while the lid is closed, stop immediately.

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