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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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Entrepreneurship mentoring

North Forge Fabrication Lab

If you need advice on everything from product development to lean manufacturing, attend one of these sessions with Matt Olson, Entrepreneur in Residence at the North Forge Fabrication Lab. Matt can also connect you with other members of the innovation community. Drop-in hours at the Fabrication Lab are 6 - 9 pm every Tuesday's and you can book an appointment for Thursday's from 5 - 9 pm.

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.

Entrepreneurship mentoring

North Forge Fabrication Lab

If you need advice on everything from product development to lean manufacturing, attend one of these sessions with Matt Olson, Entrepreneur in Residence at the North Forge Fabrication Lab. Matt can also connect you with other members of the innovation community. Drop-in hours at the Fabrication Lab are 6 - 9 pm every Tuesday's and you can book an appointment for Thursday's from 5 - 9 pm.

Epilog Laser Training

North Forge Fabrication Lab

CA$52.50

Introduction to Corel Draw / Epilog Laser Systems training will take place every 2nd Sunday. Members of North Forge Fabrication Lab pay $50 plus GST. Non-Members of North Forge Fabrication Lab pay $50 plus GST. You will be asked to sign a liability waiver prior to the training. Payment is required prior to the start of the training. Payment may usually be made through the PayPal system, or by contacting the trainer to make other arrangements. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND TRAINING AND DO NOT CONTACT THE TRAINER 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE, YOU WILL BE LIABLE FOR THE COST OF THE TRAINING. Exceptions will be made under reasonable circumstances, but you will still be expected to contact the trainer via meetup prior to the start of the training. Attendees may bring a two-tone logo, line art, or idea for text (including font) in JPEG, BMP, CDR, AI, SVG, EPS, or DXF format on a USB stick. We will engrave the artwork during the hands-on portion of the class. What will be covered: Corel Draw -Basic Color/line weight mapping for raster/vector -Verifying Vector files produced in other programs • Complete training on (Not including rotary accessories) Epilog Laser Systems Helix / Fusion / Fibermark Anticipate 2 hours. Approximately an hour and fifteen minutes for training, and 45 minutes for hands-on time with an instructor present to answer questions and offer guidance.

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