Artisan and Fabrication Lab, Purdue University

AFL Equipment and Capabilities

Lab Activity

In these fully equipped manufacturing facilities, students gain hands-on experience building the designs they create. The Fabrication Laboratory houses machining equipment, such as CNC (computer numerical control) lathes and mills and a waterjet cutting system, along with more traditional shop equipment such as welding setups, horizontal and vertical band saws, a drill press, and layout tables where students can begin assembling parts. In the Artisan Laboratory, students work with wood, plastics, and similar materials, using a CNC router, a variety of wood saws, a drill press, and large layout tables.

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Gantry Sheet Router Details

The Gantry Sheet Router is located in the Artisan Lab.

Manufacturing Information:


Machine Specifications:

  • Travel: (X Y Z)(96" 72" 11")
  • Max RPM: 30,000
  • Max HP: 15

Recommended Materials:

Wood, Plastics with tools >= 1/8" diameter

Recommended Jobs:

Turning, Grooving, Threading, and Drilling

Safety and Operating Procedures:

PDF File (Artisan) Gantry Sheet Router