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

Water Jet Details

The Water Jet does not cut Delrin™ (polyoxymethylene, acetal).

Manufacturing Information:

Machine Specifications:

  • Table Area: (X x Y)(40" x 20")
  • Cutting Area: (X x Y)(38" x 16")

Recommended Materials:

Wood, Plastics, Steel, Aluminum (up to 1”)