FAB-HUB is a new carpentry and 3D printing laboratory for the creation of models and small structures in wood, metal and other materials. The laboratory intends to support the research and training activity of DICEA, offering itself as a point of excellence for the creation of innovation and the advancement of development in the multiple design scales and fields: from the more specifically architectural, technological, structural and industrial design, until urban design.


Innovative projects for the faithful reproduction of buildings, monuments taken with laser scanners, city skylines, objects and design, structural and technological details. The students of the CdL Edile Architettura course are the first to benefit from the use of this equipment, creating their scale building models with different materials such as polymers, clay, wood, silicone, metal. The technologies made available broaden the possibilities of project investigation and are therefore functional to the progress of research in this area.


  • large format 3D printers
  • CO2 laser cutter – laser cutter
  • 6-axis robotic arm


Prof. Gianluigi Mondaini (scientific director)

Floriano Capponi (technical contact)

Gianni Plescia (technical contact)

Prof. Paolo Bonvini

Prof. Maddalena Ferretti

Prof. Francesco Rotondo

Prof. Alessandro Calamai

Prof. Piero Montecchiari