Is Glowforge a 3D printer?

Glowforge mention in "Is Glowforge a 3D printer?" questionNo, Glowforge is not technically a 3D printer. The technical name for the category of tools that includes the Glowforge is "CNC laser cutter engraver", but it is more commonly referred to as a "3D laser printer." Laser printing or cutting is based on subtractive manufacturing, while 3D printing is based on additive manufacturing.

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