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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Artisan LabFabrication LabUnclean Room

CNC Mini-Mill Details

The CNC Mini-Mill is located in the Fabrication Lab. Recommended jobs are Tapping, 3-axis Milling, and Drilling.

Manufacturing Information:


Machine Specifications:

  • Travel: (X Y Z) (16" 12 10)
  • Max RPM: 6,000
  • Max HP: 7.5

Recommended Materials:

Mild Steel, Aluminum with tools >= 3/16 diameter. No plastics or composites for this mill.