January 17th, 2014
The World's Largest Aquarium Gets The World's Best CNC Router!
The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, GA is the largest Aquarium in the world, holding 8.5 million gallons of water, and more than 500 aquatic species. The Aquarium got its start from a gift by Bernard Marcus, (the co founder of Home Depot.) Inspired by a visit to another Aquarium, he imagined the Georgia Aquarium as a way to increase education about marine life as well as provide a boost to the Atlanta economy. Since it opened in 2005, the Aquarium has been a great success, bringing in millions of visitors every year. The educational aspect has also been very successful, helping researchers at Georgia Tech, Georgia State University in Atlanta, and the University of Georgia in Athens learn a lot about endangered species, which assists their efforts to save them.
The Georgia Aquarium is divided into six galleries, each reflecting a specialized theme; Georgia Explorer, a collection of kid friendly exhibits including touch pools, River Scout, devoted to Native North American fish, Ocean Voyager, which showcases the sea life of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, (as well as the aquarium's famous whale sharks,) Cold Water Quest, an exhibit focused on animals from the polar regions, Tropical Diver, which features Indo Pacific sea life, and Dolphin Tales, which of course features the popular dolphin shows. While a visit to the Aquarium is great entertainment, they take their commitment to the environment and conservation just as seriously. They recently partnered with Florida Atlantic University setting up a field station to monitor bottlenose dolphins, hoping to aid them against a troubled environment.
On the logistical side of things, each gallery contains many exhibits, and with millions of people touring the Aquarium, including countless children, the signs and displays can wear down. They also come up with new exhibits regularly, which means the display materials have to be designed and produced. This is a lot easier to keep up with when you have all the equipment in house.
To that end, the Georgia Aquarium purchased an Industrial CNC Router, giving their design team an efficient way to produce their own carved signage and displays, whether simple flat cut outs or CNC produced full 3D Models. We're proud our router can be an integral part of their mission to educate people about the biggest part of their planet.
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