How do you get proficient using a laser engraving system, laser-friendly materials, and learn about the many markets and business opportunities? Take a class. Take a lot of classes. The internet is a good source of information, but taking a class or attending a laser clinic immerses you in the technology and connects you with industry peers. You need to invest in a class on laser processing to get in the game.
Phase two of taking a class on laser engraving is to take the information back to your shop and practice. The learning process is about making the simple mistakes when you are trying a new process without the crunch of learning while doing a customer’s job. Education requires dedication and experimentation to develop your own style and techniques.
—Mike Fruciano, Coherent