Glowforge is a laser cutter for DIY enthusiasts

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You can draw a simple smiley emoji directly onto the surface you want to print and the camera will trace it for you. There's an accompanying app to control the machine with an easy swipe. The company raised over 27 million dollars in its own independent crowdfunding campaign late last year and the $2395 pre-ordered machines are scheduled to ship next quarter.
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The Industrial Laser Solutions take on this story:

3D printing is a market poised to nearly quadruple to $12 billion in 2025. Recognizing this, Glowforge has developed a single-platform 3D laser printer, cutter, and engraver for use at home, where do-it-yourselfers can create products made of wood, acrylic, leather, fabric, and glass. The system is available for preorder at $2395, and expected to ship next quarter in 2016.

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