Remove and Install Pro Shields

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The Pro Shields come installed on your Glowforge and cover the front and back passthrough slots of your Glowforge Pro to ensure that nothing - material or laser light - comes in or out when the slot is not in use.

The Pro Shields should always be installed except for when you are making passthrough prints. The Laser Safety Officer (LSO) training provided to Pro customers has important information about the Pro Shields.

Pro Shields

Remove the Pro Shields before a passthrough print

  1. Turn off your Glowforge.

    Turn off your Glowforge using the power switch on the back. The lights and button should be off.

  2. Lower the front door and remove the crumb tray.

    Lift the lid, then lower the front door. Lift the crumb tray slightly and slide it towards you to remove it. Be careful not to tilt the crumb tray up, or it will knock into the laser arm and rails. Leave the front door open.

  3. Remove the front Pro Shield from the front door of your Glowforge.

    With the front door opened, turn the black finger screws on either end of the Pro Shield counterclockwise to unscrew them, then lift the shield away from the front door.

  4. Using two hands, gently pull the laser arm to the front of your Glowforge. This will reveal the rear Pro Shield so you can easily remove it.

  5. Remove the back Pro Shield from the inner back wall of your Glowforge.

    Turn the black finger screws on either end of the Pro Shield counterclockwise to unscrew them, then lift the shield away from the wall..

  6. Reinstall your crumb tray, close the front door, and turn on your Glowforge!

    Instructions for installing your crumb tray are available if you’d like a refresher.

Install the Pro Shields

  1. Turn off your Glowforge

    Turn off your Glowforge using the power switch on the back. The lights and button should be off.

  2. Lower the front door and remove the crumb tray

    Lift the lid, then lower the front door. Lift the crumb tray slightly and slide it towards you to remove it. Be careful not to tilt the crumb tray up, or it will knock into the laser arm and rails. Leave the front door open.

  3. Install the front Pro Shield

    1. The front Pro Shield has a rectangular edge and six circular holes which align perfectly with the screws already in the front door of your Glowforge.
    2. With the rectangular edge facing away from you, align the two black screws on the front Pro Shield with the two open screw holes near the passthrough slot. The rectangular edge of the Pro Shield should be facing the inside of the Glowforge as pictured.
    3. Using your fingers, screw the two black knobs clockwise to secure your Pro Shield.

  4. Using two hands, gently pull the laser arm to the front of your Glowforge

    This will expose the back of your Glowforge so you can easily install the back Pro Shield.

  5. Align the back Pro Shield against the passthrough slot on the inside of the Glowforge

    The back Pro Shield is an oval and has no screw holes aside from a black finger screw on either end. Using your fingers, screw the two black knobs clockwise to secure your Pro Shield.

  6. Reinstall your crumb tray, close the front door, and turn on your Glowforge!

    Instructions for installing your crumb tray are available if you’d like a refresher.

We have a wonderfully talented and knowledgeable support team -- many of them artists, makers, and crafters -- who want nothing more than to help get you back to printing and creating your world.

So if you have any problems or questions, please contact Glowforge Support.

 

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