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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 Pro-In Protect Inlay is available in two different materials: a regranulated material made from recycled plastic or a fully recyclable PE film.
This approach to vision correction may be confused with monovision, as the small aperture corneal inlay eye is targeted for slight myopia (-0.75 D) and the fellow eye for piano; however, the difference in the target refractions actually helps patients maximize the benefit of the corneal inlay to extend depth of focus rather than to improve only one focus at the detriment of another.
Barone et al found that composite inlays demonstrated a very high success rate (97.4%) after three years.18 Also Manhart et al found 89% of composite inlays to be clinically excellent or acceptable after 3 years.19 The finding of present study are also in agreement with another review study of the clinical survival of direct and indirect restorations in posterior teeth of the permanent dentition that showed 91.3% success rate after three years.20
Rapid improvements in technology, have spurned several computerized devices that can fabricate ceramic inlays and onlays from high quality ceramics in matter of minutes.
These new inlays are the ideal solution for printed fabric labels that are sewn into a garment at the very beginning of the manufacturing process, securely attaching the label so that the garments can be tracked from source throughout the global apparel supply chain.
Weakening demand was seen in the Cards business, especially business with e-payment card inlays for the US market, and demand for card inlays for public transport systems also declined because of project delays.
US-German security, identification and RFID specialist Identive Group Inc (NASDAQ:INVE; ETR:INV) said Monday it has finalised the takeover of Singapore-based RFID inlays and inlay applications producer Smartag for an undisclosed sum.
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With its combination of technology and features, RelyX Unicem 2 Automix Cement is meant to be suited for the permanent cementation of all-ceramic, composite or metal inlays, onlays, crowns and bridges, as well as posts and screws, and is also designed to be used for cement restorations to implant abutments, as well as Maryland, inlay and onlay bridges.
Teaming with airport luggage tagging partner Lyngsoe Systems, Alien will be providing millions of their field-proven Higgs-3 based UHF Squiggle inlays for Lisbon's Transfer Baggage Terminal (TBT).
The company, in a joint venture with Lyngsoe Systems, will provide Higgs-3 based UHF Squiggle inlays for Lisbon's Transfer Baggage Terminal (TBT).