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inlay

1. Dentistry a filling, made of gold, porcelain, etc., inserted into a cavity and held in position by cement
2. Art decoration made by inlaying
3. an inlaid article, surface, etc.

Inlay

A shaped piece of one material embedded in another, usually in the same plane, as part of a surface ornamentation.

Inlay

 

the decoration of an object or building (facade or interior) with designs and images made out of small pieces of marble, ceramic, metal, wood, or mother-of-pearl that are set into a surface. The color or material of an inlay distinguish it from the object that it adorns. However, there are some inlays made out of the same material as the decorated surface, such as wood on wood (intarsia), metal on metal, and stone on stone. In the ancient Orient, Greece, and Rome the eyes in statues and busts were inlaid. In principle, the incrustation of concrete panels in modern prefabricated buildings with small pieces of crushed stone is a form of inlay.

inlay

[′in‚lā]
(graphic arts)
A picture or ornament made by inserting a material such as metal into a space in metal, stone, or wood; the material (such as wire) may be burnished, heated, or fused.

inlay, intarsia, marquetry

1. A shaped piece of one material embedded in another as part of a surface ornamentation.
2. Such ornamentation as a whole. Also see encaustic tile.
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The inlay has undergone stringent performance testing and application vetting at the University of Auburn (UoA).
The inlay does not impair ophthalmic assessment of the eye after it has been fitted; corneal diagnostics, gonioscopy and anterior chamber angle imaging can all be achieved with the crystalline lens easily viewed through a dilated pupil, enabling assessment of lens opacities (see Figure 3).
Vinay Bansal, the craftsman who tried this innovative mode, says that there were initial problems with the medium of glass, as its constituents did not support the inlay work.
and manufacturers of 2nd generation inlays and tags.
SMARTRAC is a leading supplier of inlays for contactless credit cards (ePayment) and passports with integrated contactless chips (ePassports).
The new inlay caters to the needs of customers who prefer aluminum instead of copper inlays due to environmental concerns about disposal of copper waste.
The first method is more usually known as an inlay and the latter, marquetry, which fell into two main groups.
Now, in addition to cutting and installing Corian countertops and backsplashes using traditional methods, Windbound can bring customers' design ideas into its PC-controlled cutting system to create custom inlays on the surface.
Improving the material properties of fillings, inlays, and crowns can reduce the number of trips a patient has to make to the dentist.
A tour of Chiang's own Oriental and antique strewn penthouse, however, with black and green marble inlays, recessed and hidden lighting, additional moldings, wallpaper, paint and window treatments leaves a breathtaking impression.
According to Antonio Pompa, coordinator of the exhibition, the inlays were performed by two people--a dental specialist using a rudimentary drill, and an assistant who carved the stone to size.
The opportunity to operate locally gives us a solid base for growth in the Asian market and at the same time validates our position as the globally leading manufacturer of RFID tags and inlays," says Christer Harkonen, senior vice president of UPM Raflatac's RFID business.