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What is North Forge Fabrication Lab?

North Forge Fabrication Lab is a hands-on, product-prototyping and fabrication workshop. It's a member-operated, not-for-profit facility filled with all the cool equipment, knowledge, and support you need to bring your ideas to life! North Forge Fabrication Lab is home to a community of entrepreneurs, inventors, artists, and other innovators who talk about projects, build, provide equipment training and help each other improve prototyping techniques.

The right equipment and services

Our equipment and service options are growing everyday. See our current list of equipment and expertise in rapid prototyping, 3D printing, embedded systems design, woodworking, metalworking, plastics forming, and many other creative disciplines.

Great knowledge and passion

Our combined passions and expertise often spark opportunities for collaborative projects, mentorship, and skills transfer. We exist to support your creative process and, whenever we can, your personal and business growth.

Upcoming events (4+)

North Forge Fabrication Lab Open House (public tours).

Needs a location

North Forge takes the safety of all of its employees and members seriously. Registration to attend an open house tour is required. Also, fully vaccinated for COVID-19 is a requirement for entry and mask use is mandatory.

North Forge Fabrication Lab is Manitoba's only public fabrication lab! Take a tour and discover how entrepreneurial members are starting businesses. See 3D printing, laser cutting, computer-controlled routing, plasma cutting, vacuum forming, and many other processes that can transform wood, plastic, steel, glass, fabric and more, into fantastic prototypes. See how you can transform your idea into a real product/business.

Experienced members will be on hand to help you understand the equipment and explain what North Forge Fabrication Lab is all about.

Please register online for a tour of North Forge Fabrication Lab.

Tour Check In Form (https://www.northforge.ca/tours/)

Please fill in the form ahead of time as it greatly reduces wait time for the start of the tour.

MASTERING THE BASICS: GMAW MIG-welding

Needs a location

CA$57.50

This session is open to anyone who wishes to learn the basic safety, and operating procedures for the Gas-Metal Arc-Welding "MIG" welder in a friendly, safe, and all inclusive environment. New Canadians, LGBTt, and all others are welcome to sign up, and participate. There is a brief safety orientation, a demo period, and the remaining time is spent with as much hands-on as possible to help in the training process.

Requirements:

MANDATORY:
You will need to bring proof of double vaccination, before you can enter the premises.

Welding helmet, safety glasses, and leather welding jackets are provided on-site, however it is a good idea to come wearing long pants, ideally jeans that are free of holes, and you don't mind if they get singed, or burned.
Safety shoes are required, and if you don't have your own, steel slip-on caps are available for use!
Masks are required as we will need to be in relatively close proximity to one another as we go over the welding steps. You may want to bring a disposable, as custom face masks could be damaged in the welding process.

Further, if you're an active member with the Fabrication Lab, and are already familiar with welding equipment, this course is not necessary, and we can find the time to assess your competency, and allow you access to the equipment right away!

The course is $57.00, which includes applicable taxes.

North Forge Fabrication Lab Open House (public tours).

Needs a location

North Forge takes the safety of all of its employees and members seriously. Registration to attend an open house tour is required. Also, fully vaccinated for COVID-19 is a requirement for entry and mask use is mandatory.

North Forge Fabrication Lab is Manitoba's only public fabrication lab! Take a tour and discover how entrepreneurial members are starting businesses. See 3D printing, laser cutting, computer-controlled routing, plasma cutting, vacuum forming, and many other processes that can transform wood, plastic, steel, glass, fabric and more, into fantastic prototypes. See how you can transform your idea into a real product/business.

Experienced members will be on hand to help you understand the equipment and explain what North Forge Fabrication Lab is all about.

Please register online for a tour of North Forge Fabrication Lab.

Tour Check In Form (https://www.northforge.ca/tours/)

Please fill in the form ahead of time as it greatly reduces wait time for the start of the tour.

North Forge Fabrication Lab Open House (public tours).

Needs a location

North Forge takes the safety of all of its employees and members seriously. Registration to attend an open house tour is required. Also, fully vaccinated for COVID-19 is a requirement for entry and mask use is mandatory.

North Forge Fabrication Lab is Manitoba's only public fabrication lab! Take a tour and discover how entrepreneurial members are starting businesses. See 3D printing, laser cutting, computer-controlled routing, plasma cutting, vacuum forming, and many other processes that can transform wood, plastic, steel, glass, fabric and more, into fantastic prototypes. See how you can transform your idea into a real product/business.

Experienced members will be on hand to help you understand the equipment and explain what North Forge Fabrication Lab is all about.

Please register online for a tour of North Forge Fabrication Lab.

Tour Check In Form (https://www.northforge.ca/tours/)

Please fill in the form ahead of time as it greatly reduces wait time for the start of the tour.

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