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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.

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North Forge Fabrication Lab Open House (public tours).

North Forge Fabrication Lab

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.

New North Forge Fabrication Lab Member Safety Orientation

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Mandatory free training session for all new North Forge Fabrication Lab members. This orientation and safety session is specifically for new Fabrication Lab members who have already submitted a membership application for the North Forge Fabrication Lab. This orientation session will help new members become better acquainted with shop and equipment rules and policies, including important safety information, we are offering a member orientation on Tuesday evenings at 6 pm. This walk through is designed to introduce to North Forge Fabrication Lab policies and procedures, and identify hazards that members may encounter in the course of their work.

3D Printer Training: Form 2

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We will be learning the basics of using the FormLabs: Form 2 resin based SLA printers including, basic printer maintenance and hardware operation, and software operation. Duration should be approximately 90 minutes. Concepts: What is SLA? Safety Resin Types Printer Components Prepare/Connecting PreForm (Slicing Software) Overview Printing Finishing Resin Cartridge/Tank Changeover Cleanup Procedures *Pre-requisite - Prefer that you have some knowledge/prior experience with FDM or have taken 3D Printer Training: Basics course. Your trainer is: Richard Venzon. You can contact Richard through the Meetup Messages system or Slack. If you are having trouble contacting Richard, please comment below. ***Payment online is required no later than 24 hours before the start of the session ($36.75 includes GST). If you cannot pay online contact us to make alternate arrangements prior to the training session. If you are unable to attend the training and do not attempt to contact the trainer at least 24 hours prior to the start of the training, you will be liable for the full cost of the training. Exceptions will be made under reasonable circumstances.

Tormach Training - CNC Milling Machine

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Tormach Training Course Length - 5 hours We'll pause for a lunch break at noon. Course Fee - $125 Max 4 students Learn how to use the Tormach CNC Milling Machine. We will go through some CAM basics through Fusion 360. We'll convert a CAD drawing into a CAM file. We'll create basic tool paths to generate a G-code for the Tormach. We'll spend roughly 3 hours in class and 2 hours at the machine. You'll learn how to square a vice properly, set your offsets, learn about the fundamentals of machining such as feed and speeds, machining chips, properly measuring tools and so much more. Requirements: - Knowledge of CAD & CAM - Experience on a CNC 3 axis machine such as the Shopbot. Class will take place in the main meeting room at 125 Adelaide St.

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