We all know that as laser engravers, we deal with tight deadlines, and having a laser fail is the last thing you want. What do you do when your laser fails you during after hours? You could surf the internet to see if a video or further information exists regarding your problem. There are numerous engraving websites and online resources which may be beneficial. Sawmill Creek (http://www.sawmillcreek.org) has a dedicated section for engraving, which shares a fair amount of laser engraving information. Similarly, the CNC Zone offers a dedicated laser engraving forum (http://www.cnczone.com/forums/laser-engraving-and-cutting-machines/). Another online resource that has a great following is the Epilog Laser Fans (ELF’s) Facebook page. These online resources have hundreds of knowledgeable visitors who are often glad to share advice and tips.
—Richard Korbyl, Columbia Awards