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 6 pm – 8 pm 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-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 employees: $100 for 30 days when the initial member has paid the one-month membership fee. Up to five employees 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 employees: $200 for 90 days, when the initial member has paid the three-month membership. Up to five employees are eligible within the business membership

Annual membership

  • Annual individual membership: $1500 plus GST
  • Annual Business Sponsorship: $2000 plus GST for the first business employee. Includes your logo listed as a sponsor on our website. 
  • Additional business sponsorships are available for additional employees within your business at a reduced price. Contact Marney for details. mstapley@northforge.ca 204-799-2033

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 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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Entrepreneur in Residence

Matt Olson

If you need advice on everything from product development to lean manufacturing, contact Matt Olson. He can also help you to connect with other members of the innovation community.

Matt’s drop-in hours at the Fabrication Lab are 6 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday and you can book an appointment for Thursday’s from 5 to 9 p.m.

Matt Olson

Contact

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 Lab 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 Waterjet 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, Original Prusa i3, Form 2 SLA 3D Printers

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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New North Forge Fabrication Lab Member Orientation 6:00 pm
New North Forge Fabrication Lab Member Orientation
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Tuesday, October 17 at 6:00 PM Mandatory free training session for all new North Forge Fabrication Lab members. This orientation and safety session is specifically for new Fabricati… https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/244128953/
North Forge Fabrication Lab Open House (public tours). 6:00 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Open House (public tours).
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Tuesday, October 17 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/244128800/
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3D Printer Training: Form 2 6:00 pm
3D Printer Training: Form 2
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Thursday, October 19 at 6:00 PM We will be learning the basics of using the FormLabs: Form 2 resin based SLA printers including, basic printer maintenance and hardware operation, and… Price: 35.00 CAD https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/243578986/
Entrepreneurship mentoring 6:00 pm
Entrepreneurship mentoring
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Thursday, October 19 at 6:00 PM Hi everyone, are you working in the FabLab and looking to start a business? Don’t know what the next steps are? Maybe you just need some help? Co… https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/244189604/
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Epilog Laser Training 1:30 pm
Epilog Laser Training
Oct 22 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Sunday, October 22 at 1:30 PM Introduction to Corel Draw / Epilog Laser Systems training will take place every 2nd Sunday. Members of North Forge Fabrication Lab pay $50 plus GST…. Price: 52.50 CAD https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/244259920/
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Entrepreneurship mentoring 6:00 pm
Entrepreneurship mentoring
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Tuesday, October 24 at 6:00 PM Hi everyone, are you working in the FabLab and looking to start a business? Don’t know what the next steps are? Maybe you just need some help? Co… https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/vcphqnywnbgc/
New North Forge Fabrication Lab Member Orientation 6:00 pm
New North Forge Fabrication Lab Member Orientation
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Tuesday, October 24 at 6:00 PM Mandatory free training session for all new North Forge Fabrication Lab members. This orientation and safety session is specifically for new Fabricati… https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/ngdmjmywnbgc/
North Forge Fabrication Lab Open House (public tours). 6:00 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Open House (public tours).
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Tuesday, October 24 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/qkkbdlywnbgc/
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3D Printer Training: Basics 6:00 pm
3D Printer Training: Basics
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Wednesday, October 25 at 6:00 PM We will be learning the 3D printing basics, focusing on the Prusa i3 MK2 and its slicing software: Slic3r Prusa Edition. Similarities and differences … Price: 52.50 CAD https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/244175139/
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Entrepreneurship mentoring 6:00 pm
Entrepreneurship mentoring
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Thursday, October 26 at 6:00 PM Hi everyone, are you working in the FabLab and looking to start a business? Don’t know what the next steps are? Maybe you just need some help? Co… https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/vcphqnywnbjc/
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Advanced laser: Big Red 1:00 pm
Advanced laser: Big Red
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Saturday, October 28 at 1:00 PM PREREQUISITE: EPILOG LASER TRAINING Users should be comfortable with the basic operating principles of laser machines before taking this training. If … Price: 21.00 CAD https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/fmbktnywnblc/
Epilog Rotary Accessory 3:30 pm
Epilog Rotary Accessory
Oct 28 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Saturday, October 28 at 3:30 PM PREREQUISITE: EPILOG LASER TRAINING Users should be comfortable with the basic operating principles of laser machines before taking this training. If … Price: 21.00 CAD https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/dpbktnywnblc/
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MASTERING THE BASICS: GMAW MIG-welding 11:00 am
MASTERING THE BASICS: GMAW MIG-welding
Oct 29 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Sunday, October 29 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/244201519/
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Entrepreneurship mentoring 6:00 pm
Entrepreneurship mentoring
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Tuesday, October 31 at 6:00 PM Hi everyone, are you working in the FabLab and looking to start a business? Don’t know what the next steps are? Maybe you just need some help? Co… https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/vcphqnywnbpc/
New North Forge Fabrication Lab Member Orientation 6:00 pm
New North Forge Fabrication Lab Member Orientation
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Tuesday, October 31 at 6:00 PM Mandatory free training session for all new North Forge Fabrication Lab members. This orientation and safety session is specifically for new Fabricati… https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/ngdmjmywnbpc/
North Forge Fabrication Lab Open House (public tours). 6:00 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Open House (public tours).
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
North Forge Fabrication Lab Tuesday, October 31 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/qkkbdlywnbpc/
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    New North Forge Fabrication Lab Member Orientation

    North Forge Fabrication Lab
    Tuesday, October 24 at 6:00 PM

    Mandatory free training session for all new North Forge Fabrication Lab members. This orientation and safety session is specifically for new Fabricati…

    New North Forge Fabrication Lab Member Orientation

    Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017, 6:00 PM

    Location details are available to members only.

    1 Makers Attending

    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 …

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    When: October 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

    North Forge Fabrication Lab Tuesday, October 24 at 6:00 PM Mandatory free training session for all new North Forge Fabrication Lab members. This orientation and safety session is specifically for new Fabricati… https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/ngdmjmywnbgc/

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    Epilog Laser Training

    North Forge Fabrication Lab
    Sunday, October 22 at 1:30 PM

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

    Price: 52.50 CAD

    Epilog Laser Training

    Sunday, Oct 22, 2017, 1:30 PM

    North Forge Fabrication Lab
    125 Adelaide St. 3rd Floor Winnipeg, MB

    1 Makers Attending

    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 usu…

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    When: October 22, 2017 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
    Where: North Forge Fabrication Lab (125 Adelaide St. 3rd Floor, Winnipeg, MB, Canada)

    North Forge Fabrication Lab Sunday, October 22 at 1:30 PM Introduction to Corel Draw / Epilog Laser Systems training will take place every 2nd Sunday. Members of North Forge Fabrication Lab pay $50 plus GST…. Price: 52.50 CAD https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/244259920/

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    Entrepreneurship mentoring

    North Forge Fabrication Lab
    Thursday, October 19 at 6:00 PM

    Hi everyone, are you working in the FabLab and looking to start a business? Don’t know what the next steps are? Maybe you just need some help? Co…

    Entrepreneurship mentoring

    Thursday, Oct 19, 2017, 6:00 PM

    North Forge Fabrication Lab
    125 Adelaide St. 3rd Floor Winnipeg, MB

    1 Makers Attending

    Hi everyone,are you working in the FabLab and looking to start a business? Don’t know what the next steps are? Maybe you just need some help?Come down for one on one mentorship and hands on assistance.Im available from 6-10 Tuesday’s and ThursdaysMore information coming, just wanted to get this up.thanks-matt

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    When: October 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Where: North Forge Fabrication Lab (125 Adelaide St. 3rd Floor, Winnipeg, MB, Canada)

    North Forge Fabrication Lab Thursday, October 19 at 6:00 PM Hi everyone, are you working in the FabLab and looking to start a business? Don’t know what the next steps are? Maybe you just need some help? Co… https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/244189604/

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    3D Printer Training: Form 2

    North Forge Fabrication Lab
    Thursday, October 19 at 6:00 PM

    We will be learning the basics of using the FormLabs: Form 2 resin based SLA printers including, basic printer maintenance and hardware operation, and…

    Price: 35.00 CAD

    3D Printer Training: Form 2

    Thursday, Oct 19, 2017, 6:00 PM

    Location details are available to members only.

    3 Makers Attending

    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 60 minutes.Concepts:What is SLA?SafetyResin TypesPrinter ComponentsPrepare/ConnectingPreForm (Slicing Software) OverviewPrintingFinishin…

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    When: October 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    North Forge Fabrication Lab Thursday, October 19 at 6:00 PM We will be learning the basics of using the FormLabs: Form 2 resin based SLA printers including, basic printer maintenance and hardware operation, and… Price: 35.00 CAD https://www.meetup.com/northforgefabricationlab/events/243578986/

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    MASTERING THE BASICS: GMAW MIG-welding

    North Forge Fabrication Lab
    Sunday, October 29 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

    MASTERING THE BASICS: GMAW MIG-welding

    Sunday, Oct 29, 2017, 11:00 AM

    North Forge Fabrication Lab
    125 Adelaide St. 3rd Floor Winnipeg, MB

    2 Makers Attending

    Learn the basic safety, and operating procedures for the Gas-Metal Arc-Welding MIG-welder.Requirements: Safety equipment is provided on-site, however it is a good idea to come wearing closed-toe shoes, and long pants, ideally jeans that are free of holes, and you don’t mind if they get singed, or burned.Further, if you’ve already welded in the p…

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    When: October 29, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Where: North Forge Fabrication Lab (125 Adelaide St. 3rd Floor, Winnipeg, MB, Canada)

    North Forge Fabrication Lab Sunday, October 29 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/244201519/

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    North Forge Fabrication Lab Open House (public tours).

    North Forge Fabrication Lab
    Tuesday, October 17 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 …

    North Forge Fabrication Lab Open House (public tours).

    Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017, 6:00 PM

    North Forge Fabrication Lab
    125 Adelaide St. 3rd Floor Winnipeg, MB

    4 Makers Attending

    Tour Check In FormLocated in Innovation Alley, Exchange District in Winnipeg.North Forge Fabrication Lab (AssentWorks) 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 …

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    When: October 17, 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, October 17 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/244128800/

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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    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

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    Joel Miyazawa

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    Robert Elms

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    Associate

    Emelia Nyarku