Engraving is modern industrial techniques such as normal engraving and laser engraving, industrial engraving have many important coining dies, roll dies, & combination dies, steel dies, steel molds, embossing dies, firearms engraving and prototype mold making. A solid cast steel base provides excellent vibration dampening, and yields the superior surface finishes needed to produce 3D molds.
The impact of laser marking has been more pronounced for specially designed "laserable" materials and also for some paints. These include laser-sensitive dice and novel metal alloys. CNC engraving of serial numbers as well as high quality, precision engraving of trademarks and logos. Engraving materials include steel, aluminum, copper, dice.