Embedding pieces of a different material in another piece of material, flush with its surface. To decorate (an object) with layers of fine materials set in its surface: to inlay a chest with lighter wood. To insert or apply (layers of fine materials) in the surface of an object: to inlay marble in a tabletop.

The process or art of cutting or carving a design on a hard surface, especially to make a print.

A laser is a device that emits light through a process of optical amplification based on the stimulated emission of electromagnetic radiation. The word “laser” is an acronym for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation”. The first laser was built in 1960 by Theodore H. Maiman.

There are basically three types of lasers:

                        Diode Lasers

                        CO2 Lasers

                        Fiber Lasers

Laser engraving is the practice of using lasers to engrave an object. Laser engraving involves focusing a laser beam on an object from a distance at a suitable power level. This vaporizes the material leaving a permanent marking on the parts. Adjusting the power is important as too little will be ineffective, and too much will burn the material.