CNC Engraving: The Wall That Heals

CNC Engraving: The Wall That Heals

The Wall That Heals exhibit features a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The replica is 375 feet in length and stands 7.5 feet high at its tallest point. It has been designed to travel to communities throughout the United States. Since its dedication in 1996, The Wall That Heals has been displayed at nearly 600 communities throughout the nation, spreading the Memorial’s healing legacy to millions.

the wall that heals

The 53-foot trailer that carries The Wall That Heals transforms to become a mobile Education Center. The exterior of the trailer features a timeline of “The War and The Wall” and provides additional information about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Additional exhibits give visitors a better understanding of the legacy of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the collection of items left at The Wall.

This custom display was designed by exhibit manufacturer Creatacor, who partnered with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund to design and create the144-panel, 8,000-pound mobile version of the wall. At 75 percent scale, it is the largest in existence.

CNC Engraving Wall Panels

CNC routing panelsThe replica is constructed of Avonite, a synthetic granite, and connected together and supported by an aluminum frame. H Loeb was given the proud honor of fabricating the panels. After careful consideration, H. Loeb chose a CNC engraving process which resulted in the proper finish, enabling visitors to perform rubbings of the names of family and friends that they have lost. There are more than 58,000 names machined into the wall panels which took two CNC routing machines 5 weeks to complete.

To learn more, please visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund website, to honor those who served and preserve the memory of those who gave their lives.