SOA Lab & Factory

Co-Working Laboratory in Milan

Need a lab and don’t have the possibility to have one of your own available?                                   

The Scuola Orafa Ambrosiana joins its courses with a highly efficient co-working organization: the SOA Lab & Factory. Equipped with 50 work stations distributed in the three locations of Milan, the SOA Lab & Factory guarantees a wide range of choices, tailored to anyone’s needs.

In September 2018 we launched SOA Laboratory and Factory. This is an independent structure that offers rentals of bench-spaces, with access to tools and equipment at very favorable rates for current students and ex-students of SOA. SOA Lab and Factory is located in Via Savona 20 in Milan. A similar option with a somewhat different set-up will be offered in Via Tadino 30 and in Via Tortona 26 in Milan. This integrated system offers to students the very best prospect to prepare themselves; through access to a vast range of courses offered by SOA, and at the same time having the possibility to independently practice all the skills they have learnt, all in a familiar, safe and completely equipped workspace.

This system guarantees efficiency and effectiveness and gives the student, who needs a workspace, a better and more cost-effective option, compared to setting up and equip their own studio space.

Via Savona 20 Location

Available work stations: 18
Sharing work stations: YES
Special services: lockers, micro flame (on request*), professional photo box, customer reception room, dining area, events facilities (on request*), showcases for showrooms. Opening times and days of access: 0 – 24, 7 days (excluding Sunday morning), 365 days / year.
Equipment provided by the SOA:  workbench, welding torch, steel bench block, dustpan for filing deposits and bench brush for filings, drilling machine (excluding handpiece*), toolbox, equipment for common use.
Equipment payable by the renter: handpiece, needle files, pliers, tweezers, soldering tweezers,  crucibles, saw blades, burs and drills, brushes and polishing compound, sand papers, metals and alloys and everything to be considered as consumables.
Types of subscriptions: quarterly, annual.

Costs
:
Individual quarterly: € 600.
Shared quarterly: €450.
Individual Annual: € 1.800.
Annual Sharing: € 1.350.
Deposit: YES (Request information to the Lab location).
Individual toolbox: on request*.

Via Tadino 30 Location

Available work stations: 27
Sharing work stations: YES
Special services: micro flame (on request*), laser welder (on request*), metal enameling kiln (on request*), professional photo box, customer reception room, dining area.
Opening times and days of access: 0 – 24, 7 days. Closed during Christmas holidays and from 15th July to 7th September.
Equipment provided by the SOA: bench, welding torch, soldering tweezers and soldering pick, shears, tweezers, square, steel divider, bench block, saw, ruler, dustpan for filing deposits and bench brush for filings, drilling machine (excluding handpiece*), equipment for common use, toolbox, padlock with key.
Equipment payable by the renter: handpiece, wax pen, files, pliers, crucibles, saw blades, burs and drills, brushes and polishing, metals and alloys and everything to be considered as consumables.
Types of subscriptions: monthly, quarterly, annual.

Costs:
Monthly Individual: € 210.
Monthly shared: € 170.
Individual quarterly: € 600.
Shared quarterly: €450.
Individual Annual: € 1.800.
Deposit: YES (Request information to the Lab location).
Individual toolbox: on request*.

Via Tortona 26 Location

Available work stations: 5 non -exclusive.
Sharing work stations: NO.
Special services: micro flame (on request*), ultrasonic cleaner*, equipment for common use.
Opening times and days of access: 0 – 24, 7 days. Closed on Sunday mornings, Christmas holidays and from 15th  July to 7th  September.
Equipment provided by the SOA: workbench, welding torch, steel bench block, dustpan for filing deposits and bench brush for filings, drilling machine (excluding handpiece*), suitcase.
Equipment payable by the renter: handpiece, needle files, pliers, tweezers, soldering tweezers and soldering pick, saw, crucibles, saw blades, burs and drills, brushes and polishing compound, sand paper, metals and alloys and everything to be considered as consumables.
Types of subscriptions: 1/2 day (4 hours), monthly.

Costs
:
1/2 day: € 35.
Monthly: € 200.
Deposit: YES (Request information to the Lab location).

For those who rent the work station for the first time, the complete equipment is provided by the School for one
It will therefore not be necessary to purchase the personal equipment which will be necessary starting from the second month of rental if you confirm your intention to continue.

* Services and equipment on request: subject to charges. For more information ask at the lab   Location.