RUFA LAB – Digital manufactoring laboratory

  • Laboratorio fabbricazione digitale

Research is the heart of the LAB, its axis for transmitting impulses, its reason for being.

In Rome, San Lorenzo, in the district of creativity, outposts, trends and reasons for tomorrow. There, in the historic industrial building of Pastificio Cerere, is the home of the RUFA LAB, the centre of thought and digital production that enables the entire RUFA community to design and create, thanks to machinery, tools and procedures located halfway between craftsmanship and experimental research.

A lively and pulsing academy such as RUFA could not but have its own digital manufacturing workshop, plastic rooms and moments of fusion between art and technology. Specifically for product design, lighting and multimedia design productions, the LAB serves all types of manual and creative approach by the Academy, given that it is equipped with 3D printers, milling machines, laser cutters and all tools for digging, sculpting, modelling, building, assembling and, in short, creating.

The main purpose of the structure is to shorten the distance between thought, conception and realization, in the awareness that in the training to creative professions being the best corresponds, very often, with the immediate verification of their ideas. The management of the laboratory activities is entrusted to the lecturer Giorgio Marcatili and his team that, in addition to the processes of set-up, provides assistance to all students and lecturers involved in the use of the various mechanical and digital devices.

The RUFA Lab (4th floor, Via degli Ausoni 7/A) observes the following opening hours:
– September / October / November from Monday to Friday from 9.45 am to 13.45 pm;
– from December to July from Monday to Friday from 9.45 am to 13.45 pm and from 14.15 pm to 18.15 pm.

How to access to RUFA Lab

To access and use the Prototyping and 3D Modeling Laboratory you need to book through the dedicated Facebook page.

If it is not possible to be present at the appointment, it is necessary to send the notice of cancellation at least 24 hours before, to the email address RUFA Lab, specifying in the subject name, surname and type of reservation, to give space to other colleagues.

Before entering the RUFA Lab, it is mandatory to register at the Front-Office, on the first floor, in order to detect the temperature and see the recommendations to be followed in the Academy for the containment of Covid-19 contagion.