NORTH AMERICA’S LARGEST FABRICATION LAB

The North Forge Fabrication Lab is found on the 3rd Floor of 125 Adelaide in Winnipeg’s Innovation Alley and provides access to digital fabrication and prototyping equipment with support from the entrepreneurial and innovation communities. 

An open house runs every Tuesday with experienced members on hand to walk you through the equipment and explain what the North Forge Fabrication Lab is all about. Tour sign-in form.

Membership

Monthly, three-month or yearly memberships are available for individuals or organizations. Members must be 18 years of age or receive permission from the Fabrication Lab staff. Every member is also required to attend standard orientation and safety training prior to receiving 24-hour access to the space.

One-time membership set-up fee

A one-time membership set-up fee is compulsory for every member before receiving 24-hour access to the facility. The set-up fee is $150 plus GST.  This fee includes a key fob and goes toward funding our membership system and membership administration.

One-month membership

  • One-month individual membership: $150 for 30 days plus GST
  • One-month business membership: $185 for 30 days plus GST for the first business member
  • Additional business individual add-on: $100 for 30 days when the initial member has paid the one-month membership fee. Up to five individual add-ons are eligible within the business membership

Three-month membership

  • Three-month individual membership: $400 for 90 days plus GST.
  • Three-month business membership: $500 for 90 days for the first business member.
  • Additional business individual add-ons: $200 for 90 days, when the initial member has paid the three-month membership. Up to five individual add-ons are eligible within the business membership

Annual membership

  • Annual individual membership: $1500 plus GST
  • Annual business membership: $1800 plus GST for the first business member
  • Additional business individual add-on: $1000 plus GST when the initial business member has paid the annual membership fee. Up to five individual add-ons are eligible within the business membership.

Organizations

For organizations wishing to join for longer periods, North Forge is willing to work with you to find a fair member price for your commitment. If you are an innovation-driven company interested in becoming a sponsor or partner and using our great facility as a way to enhance your current production, check out our sponsorship opportunities.

Payment Options
Payments can be made via PayPal, credit card, or pre-authorized debit. 

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Video Training Platform

A comprehensive video platform helps Fabrication Lab members learn more about the equipment and resources at 125 Adelaide.

The videos, filmed at the Fabrication Lab, include an overview of each room and how to operate the equipment within it in a safe manner. The platform also includes resources including sample projects and templates, and links to manufacturers’ manuals and websites.

While members are required to attend standard orientation and safety training prior to receiving 24-hour access to the space, the training platform offers instruction for equipment use.

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Equipment / Rooms

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3D Printing

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CNC Wood Room

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Laser Room

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Craft Room

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Electronics Label and General Shop

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Metal Working


Our equipment and service options are growing everyday. Browse our current list of equipment below for rapid prototyping, 3D printing, embedded systems design, woodworking, metalworking, plastics forming and other creative disciplines:


3D Printing: Objet260 Connex, Connex Waterje washing station, BFB 3000, uPrint Plus, Ultimaker 2 Extended, Fortus 400mc, Sindoh 3Dwox, Finishing Touch Smoothing Station, Zprinter 650, CubeX, Clean Station washing station, ZW4 Automatic Waxer, Creaform VIUScan 3D scanner, Cabela vibratory polisher, Microsoft Kinect 3D scanner

Wood CNC Machines: CNC Router (Shopbot Alpha 96), ShopBot 5-Axis, RSI Cobra 7-Axis

Laser Cutting & Engraving: Universal Laser 12.75, Epilog Helix 24, Epilog Fibermark Fusion 50, Epilog Fusion M2 40

Crafting: Vinyl cutter (Graphtec 54″), sewing machine, HP DesignJet 130NR, Plotter (HP DesignJet), vacuum forming (Formech 660), Xerox Synergix 8825 Printer

Electronics: Thermo Shock Testing Environmental Chamber, LPKF Protolaser System S, LPKF Protomat S103, LPKF ProtoPlace S, LPKF ProtoFlow

Lab and General shop: air compressor, sand blaster, lab scale, moisture analyser, incubator, scale, box cutter

Metal Working: bending brake, metal grinder, lathe, MIG welder, TIG welder, roller press, throatless shear, pipe bender, horizontal bandsaw, CNC Mill (Tormach PCNC 1100), CNC Plasma Cutter (ArcLight 4 x 8′ water table), GMM-949V Knee Mill, Iroquois SPP40/75 Ironworker, BD920W manual metal lathe

Woodworking: Band saw, sawstop table saw, jointer, 24″ planer, panel saw, jet 14″ open stand band saw, thickness planer, drill press, belt sander, miter saw, table saw, cabinetry, plus general woodworking tools

Electronics, lab and general shop: air compressor, sand blaster, lab scale, moisture analyser; control chamber (Thermo Shock Testing Environmental Control Dual Chamber),  incubator, circuit board prototyping machine and plotter, LPKF Protolaser System S, LPKF Protomat S103, ProtoPlace S, LPKF ProtoFlow, scale, box cutter

Metal Working: bending brake, metal grinder, lathe, MIG welder, TIG welder, roller press, throatless shear, pipe bender, horizontal bandsaw, knee mill

Woodworking: Band saw, sawstop table saw, jointer, 24″ planer, panel saw, jet 14″ open stand band saw, thickness planer, drill press, belt sander, miter saw, table saw, cabinetry and general woodworking tools

Rapid Prototyping Services

Widgets are abstract. When it’s time to get real, North Forge’s Fabrication Lab has the equipment that makes it possible to produce prototypes without the wait. Specifically, the lab’s electronics room offers the ability to create printed circuit boards to support and connect components in a new design. The lab’s 3D printing room is another area that makes it
possible to affordably produce, tweak and test prototypes.

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Training

While every member is required to attend standard orientation and safety training prior to receiving 24-hour access to the space, experienced members host training sessions to help increase your knowledge of the equipment and safely develop your skills as a maker.

Register online for tours of the Fabrication Lab and watch the calendar for in-depth, weekly training on individual pieces of equipment. Use Meetup to register prior to the sessions, as there is often limited space available.

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Fabrication Lab Events & Training

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  • North Forge Meetups
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Epilog Laser Training/CorelDraw basics 6:00 pm
Epilog Laser Training/CorelDraw basics
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Saturday, March 25 at 6:00 PM 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 liab… Price: 52.50 CAD https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/238636512/
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New Member Orientation 6:00 pm
New Member Orientation
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Tuesday, March 28 at 6:00 PM Mandatory free training session for all new members. This new member orientation is specifically for new members who have already taken training and s… https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/238611673/
North Forge Fabrication Lab Open House (public tours). 6:00 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Open House (public tours).
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Tuesday, March 28 at 6:00 PM Tour Check In Form Located in Innovation Alley, Exchange District in Winnipeg. North Forge Fabrication Lab (AssentWorks) is Manitoba’s only public … https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/238633199/
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    Epilog Laser Training/CorelDraw basics

    North Forge Fabrication Lab
    Saturday, March 25 at 6:00 PM

    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 liab…

    Price: 52.50 CAD

    https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/238636512/

    When: March 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    North Forge Fabrication Lab Saturday, March 25 at 6:00 PM 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 liab… Price: 52.50 CAD https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/238636512/

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    MASTERING THE BASICS: GMAW MIG-welding

    North Forge Fabrication Lab
    Sunday, April 2 at 11:00 AM

    Learn the basic safety, and operating procedures for the Gas-Metal Arc-Welding MIG-welder. Requirements: Safety equipment is provided on-site, howeve…

    Price: 52.50 CAD

    https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/zqflrmywgbdb/

    When: April 2, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

    North Forge Fabrication Lab Sunday, April 2 at 11:00 AM Learn the basic safety, and operating procedures for the Gas-Metal Arc-Welding MIG-welder. Requirements: Safety equipment is provided on-site, howeve… Price: 52.50 CAD https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/zqflrmywgbdb/

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    Epilog Laser Systems / Corel Draw Basics

    North Forge Fabrication Lab
    Saturday, April 1 at 3:00 PM

    Introduction to Corel Draw / Epilog Laser Systems training will take place every 2nd Saturday. Members of North Forge Fabrication Lab pay $50 plus GS…

    Price: 52.50 CAD

    https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/238622931/

    When: April 1, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Where: North Forge Fabrication Lab (125 Adelaide St. 3rd Floor, Winnipeg, MB, Canada)

    North Forge Fabrication Lab Saturday, April 1 at 3:00 PM Introduction to Corel Draw / Epilog Laser Systems training will take place every 2nd Saturday. Members of North Forge Fabrication Lab pay $50 plus GS… Price: 52.50 CAD https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/238622931/

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    North Forge Fabrication Lab Open House (public tours).

    North Forge Fabrication Lab
    Tuesday, March 28 at 6:00 PM

    Tour Check In Form Located in Innovation Alley, Exchange District in Winnipeg. North Forge Fabrication Lab (AssentWorks) is Manitoba’s only public …

    https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/238633199/

    When: March 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Where: North Forge Fabrication Lab (125 Adelaide St. 3rd Floor, Winnipeg, MB, Canada)

    North Forge Fabrication Lab Tuesday, March 28 at 6:00 PM Tour Check In Form Located in Innovation Alley, Exchange District in Winnipeg. North Forge Fabrication Lab (AssentWorks) is Manitoba’s only public … https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/238633199/

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    New Member Orientation

    North Forge Fabrication Lab
    Tuesday, March 28 at 6:00 PM

    Mandatory free training session for all new members. This new member orientation is specifically for new members who have already taken training and s…

    https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/238611673/

    When: March 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

    North Forge Fabrication Lab Tuesday, March 28 at 6:00 PM Mandatory free training session for all new members. This new member orientation is specifically for new members who have already taken training and s… https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/238611673/

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    North Forge Fabrication Lab Open House (public tours).

    North Forge Fabrication Lab
    Tuesday, April 11 at 6:00 PM

    Tour Check In Form Located in Innovation Alley, Exchange District in Winnipeg. North Forge Fabrication Lab (AssentWorks) is Manitoba’s only public …

    https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/qkkbdlywgbpb/

    When: April 11, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    North Forge Fabrication Lab Tuesday, April 11 at 6:00 PM Tour Check In Form Located in Innovation Alley, Exchange District in Winnipeg. North Forge Fabrication Lab (AssentWorks) is Manitoba’s only public … https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/qkkbdlywgbpb/

Member Council

The Fabrication Lab member council is dedicated to Manitoba’s innovation economy with a shared vision for increasing public access to affordable prototyping and fabrication to ignite creative potential.

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    Director

    Kerry Stevenson

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    Nick Danzinger

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    Randy Merritt

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    Lawrence Rosdobutko

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    John Reichel

  • Joel Miyazawa

    Joel Miyazawa

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    Robert Elms

  • William Franzin

    William Franzin

  • Marney Stapley

    Marney Stapley

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    Associate

    Emelia Nyarku