Our CNC Machine

by Ark Encounter on March 16, 2015

A couple of weeks ago we wrote about the trip to Colorado Timber Frame, the largest and most technologically advanced timber frame manufacturing facility in North America, with its “latest and greatest CNC on the market.” Well, here at the design studio, we have a CNC, but a much smaller version.

Our CNC Machine

With our machine, we can create animals for the Ark. This first picture shows what the CNC cut out, and then the second picture shows the animal that was pieced together like a 3-D puzzle.

Thylacosmilus Parts Thylacosmilus Assembled

Now the design team will finish the form and paint it over with glue before the final stage of making it look lifelike. (This animal is a Thylacosmilus, which looked like a saber-toothed cat, but is actually an extinct kind of sparassodont—carnivorous near-marsupials known from post-Flood rock layers of South America.)

Here are some more examples that have recently come off the CNC machine and how they look pieced together. These models will be used for reference to help model the family of Noah.

Family Parts Family Assembled