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Glowforge Laser Cutter: Welcome


What materials can Glowforge cut? Engrave?

Glowforge can cut wood, fabric, leather, paper, Plexiglas (acrylic), Delrin (acetal), mylar, rubber, Corian, foods, and more. Glowforge can also engrave all of the above plus glass, coated metal, marble, anodized aluminum, titanium, some phones, tablets, and laptops, and more.

There are restrictions on materials we are able to cut in our indoor lab. Please ask!

Where is the laser cutter?

In the Digital Scholarship Center Lab, Library Room L03.

How does it work?

Glowforge uses a beam of light the width of a human hair to cut, engrave, and shape designs from a variety of materials. FAQ

Contact Us to Try It!

All use of the laser cutter will be supervised and guided by a library staff person. A popular first-time project is engraving the Siena logo onto your laptop.

Please contact Sean Conley ( or Jennifer Fairall ( for more information and to make an appointment to use the Glowforge or the full range of equipment available in the Digital Scholarship Center.