[ Snapshot ] Glowforge Printer

The new Glowforge 3D laser printer is a laser cutter which uses a beam of light to cut, engrave, and shape designs from a variety of materials. By contrast, a normal laser printer uses a laser to electrically encode a printing drum, in effect, a digitizer, whereas a standard 3D printer, like an inkjet, is an extruder which additively builds a solid object a layer at a time using thermoplastic.