Thunder is up to 5x faster at engraving, which means 5x profits.
Thunder’s are ridiculously fast at 1,000mm/s. The Slowforge clocks in at about a fifth of that, around 200mm/s. Get your engravings done faster and make more money!
Thunder can hold larger pieces. Cups, too!
Glowforge’s laser bed can’t move up and down. This greatly limits how large of items you can work with. Thunder is also capable of handling a rotary and even has a pass-through feature if the part is larger than the engraving area.
Below is a visual of the difference in bed size.
Thunder has more laser power.
More power means faster cuts and faster engraves. Our lasers will slice through materials like butter that the Glowforge will struggle to cut through. Our lasers prove to consistently be 2-4x faster at cutting than Glowforge.
Thunder has wicked-fast, US-based support.
When you need help, you need it fast. Like lightning fast. We typically respond in 3-5 minutes, often on weekends and holidays. Check out our reviews to see what others have had to say.
Often, you will only get one reply from Glowforge every 24 hours.
Watch out for cloud-based software, but why?
- Time – It takes time to upload designs to the cloud which slows down a production environment.
- Reliability – Their server can go down, your internet can go down, who knows… What happens if you have grandpa’s favorite wallet in the machine when the internet goes down?
- With cloud-based software, you often give up the right to your designs, meaning the host/server company technically owns them or at least has access to them.
No painful alignments means more laser time.
All of our machines will arrive to you perfectly aligned. No painful adjusting required. Be up and running in no time! Poorly made machines often require periodic alignments. Our machines only come out of alignment in the event of a head crash.
Don’t take our word for it, join Facebook groups and ask other users.
It’s hard to really know the differences in lasers without seeing them up close in action. We would encourage you to join different Facebook groups and ask the community about their machines. There are several for Thunders (and other brands). Our largest Facebook Group can be found here.
We have clear, consistent pricing. What you see is what you pay… always.
Our pricing is clear and upfront and includes everything you need to run a standard job. It also includes shipping. So you never have to worry if you are getting the best deal. Everyone gets the best deal possible. You will never find our sales folks to be pushy, either. We just want to find the right machine to fit your needs.
No lost sleep wondering if you negotiated the best deal.