gthuang88 writes: Desktop 3D printers may be all the rage, but laser cutters have a market, too. Seattle startup Glowforge has made its consumer-grade laser cutter and engraver available for pre-order this week, at a price point of about $2,000. As technology editor Ben Romano reports, the device uses a 40-watt laser that can cut through wood, fabric, leather, rubber, foods, and even pumpkins, to make intricate decorations and toys. You can custom engrave anything from glass to marble to a MacBook. What convinced Romano to shell out the cash, though, is something more hopeful: the promise of making industrial-quality décor in the comfort of his own home.