Bring your Glowforge Aura™ Craft Laser home and unlock a new dimension to your creativity. Its powerful laser precisely cuts, engraves, and scores hundreds of materials like wood, acrylic, leather, cardstock — even chocolate — to bring your ideas to life in minutes. With Glowforge Aura’s free and easy-to-use design software, Proofgrade® materials, and optional in-app purchase of millions of designs, fonts, and ready-to-make projects, the only limit is your imagination. Click here for video help setting up your Glowforge Aura Set Up Your Glowforge Aura_
22 in. x 20½ in. x 5 in 19 pounds Cutting Area Dimensions: 12 in. x 12 in., up to ¼ in. thick
Create hardwood place settings, an heirloom leather wallet, an intricately detailed paper birthday card, a plywood organizer perfectly sized for your desk, a unique team sweatshirt, an engraved stone coaster, or millions of other projects from hundreds of materials.
Start printing immediately with the easy, free app that works on your computer, phone, or tablet. Wi-fi makes it easy to drag and drop from any software you like, engrave images you take with your camera, or choose from limitless designs available online.
The onboard camera gives you a live preview of your print so you can make the most of your materials. Autofocus and material detection make everything simple and automatic — it’s so easy to use, there’s only one button to press. Welcome to the Glowforge® community. Glowforge Aura is the latest product from the most popular laser choice in the world, empowering hundreds of thousands of makers like you with the ability to create magical things at the push of a button.
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Rated 5 out of
Mama Sha from
GlowForge FeedbackThis little powerhouse is wonderful. A tiny bit of learning curve on the software and app, but overall, this little thing is amazing. The possibilities are truly endless with this! I can not wait to dive in more!!
Date published: 2024-02-17
Rated 4 out of
Emma J from
Love the Aura BUT…I love my glowforge! I do wish I read a little more into the the Aura. The laser for the Aura is not capable of cutting/engraving clear, white, lighter blue, or glitter acrylics. Which is a huge bummer because that’s what I was most excited about being able to craft with acrylics. Take that into consideration before purchasing because this is essentially not returnable.
Date published: 2024-02-16
Rated 1 out of
Overall DisappointedMy first issue is that they do not inform you in the item description that there are software requirements to use the glowforge aura. You have to use Firefox, which is a terrible browser to start with. My computer does not support Firefox and it barely runs on my phone. You do not get informed of this until you've opened the package and scan the QR code for setup directions. Once opened you cannot return it. So after purchasing I have a machine I can't use because of software issues you only discover after you open it.
Second, there is no guidebook or manual, it's only available through the QR code in the box. If I'm paying $1,200 for a machine I had better get a manual. So to setup I had to use my phone because of incompatible software on my computer, but had to keep restarting the setup because the guide could only be viewed on my phone. Every time I switched windows I had to restart the setup.
The third issue I have is that they do not inform you, until you scan that QR code in the box, which is non returnable once you open the box, that you have to pay a monthly subscription fee to get full access to everything that is advertised. This was infuriating as this is something you should inform a customer of before purchase.
My fourth issue is that even though I could operate it from my phone, it is not user friendly or in any way easy to navigate, design, or utilize in any capacity. They say you can use from your phone(with Firefox) but it isn't practical. And because I don't have compatible software for Firefox on my computer, I cannot design on a computer.
Lastly, and this issue is on me, it is a lot more cumbersome, between the laser and air filtration system, to keep set up. If you don't have a single room with a large table to devote to keep it permanently, it definitely isn't a good idea.
I also find the construction and material used to be a very low grade. It's mostly plastic/acrylic. It is cheaply made considering the cost.
Overall extremely disappointed and would not recommend anything glowforge. I'm also disappointed JoAnns/Glowforge didn't make sure these essential details were in the product description. Now I'm stuck with a costly machine and air filtration system I can't use.
Date published: 2024-02-02
Rated 5 out of
Love, Love, Love my Glowforge!LOVE it!!! I purchased the Glowforge Aura during Black Friday. I made 15 intricut shadow layered Christmas ornaments for family members. I was able to personalize each ornament to make them extra special. Working on a Santa's village centerpiece now. This has opened up a whole new avenue of crafting.
Date published: 2024-01-31
Rated 5 out of
Love my Aura!Love my Glowforge Aura that I purchased from Joann's. Definitely a learning experience.
Everything is working out fine and i am having fun!
Date published: 2024-01-21
Rated 2 out of
Buyer beware, this is a diode laser.Long story short: this is a diode laser and has limited capacity in cutting certain colors (especially of acrylic, which is what I purchased it for). This is NOT noted on their website. Anywhere.
I purchased this machine over the summer, excited that there was a small, entry-level laser cutter now on the market. I purchased this machine, the air filter, and a whole collection of acrylic, as I run a small earring business and purchased this for that sole purpose.
Upon getting the laser, setting it up, and going to make my first earrings - it doesn't cut white, clear, and blue acrylics... what? I did EXTENSIVE reading on their site, the machine had only been out for about a month and did everything in my power to read all the information that was available, both on their website and on social media. In being baffled by this, I contacted Glowforge and was told that this is because it was a DIODE laser, which has a very specific color spectrum.
After a week or so of "politely" arguing with their customer service, they eventually let me return the machine and filter (they did not want to, and even made me pay $100 for shipping even though I live near their warehouse). My main call-out was their materials list showed a white/clear color for "acrylic" and this, in fact, was false advertising along with not ever noting the fact that this is a diode laser. You'll notice now that the material list now shows orange acrylic.
Additional thing to note: their proofgrade materials come in the colors that this machine cannot cut and there is not any indication that they are meant for their CO2 machines (at least there wasn't the last time I checked).
Just be aware of the limitations this machine has. It could be a great entry-level laser cutter for some, but it's unethical that they do not acknowledge on their site that this machine has limitations and that it is a diode laser (just checked again, still not on the specs). So PLEASE be aware that you cannot cut a full spectrum of acrylic colors - acrylic earrings are super popular right now, so hoping this saves someone the hassle I encountered, as they probably will not let you return the machine.
Date published: 2023-11-28
Rated 1 out of
Not happy from
Broken 😡 in the first 30 daysI bought this a month ago and was so excited to use it! After waiting for 2 hours my first earrings were made. It was cool for about 28 days and stopped working. Customer service is terrible and they want me to pay 75% of the total cost AGAIN to have it replaced. Terrible customer service and this is the 2nd product I have purchased from Glowforge to be total crap.
Date published: 2023-10-10
Rated 5 out of
Love this machine!I was in the market to be able to cut acrylic to do social media signs. I researched it on Tik Tok watched videos and decided on purchasing the AURA. It has definitely given me a crafting bug, I use it everyday. I can't wait to do more with this machine!