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    Vice-President: Marney Stapley

    3rd Floor, 125 Adelaide Street
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0A3 • P: 204-799-2033

Fabrication Lab

We are North America’s largest fabrication and rapid prototyping facility.
Made Safe - Manufacturing safety for Manitoba - SAFE Work certified

North Forge’s Fabrication Lab is a training-focused facility where ideas are transformed into something tangible. Access to advanced equipment helps Manitoba entrepreneurs lower the cost of prototyping – and the time it takes to get it done.

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“The specialized equipment and resources at North Forge has given us the ability to make equipment and devices that were not possible before utilizing the Fabrication Lab.”

“North Forge has given the product development team at Barkman Concrete the opportunity and ability to create designs at a much more personal hands on level, allowing for our team to better understand advanced fabrication methods and become part of a larger design community.”

“The North Forge Fabrication Lab enabled me to start and run a diverse maker service business and have access to equipment I may never have had means to purchase myself. There is a great community of people to draw on for advice, ideas & experience. I only wished I had joined up sooner.”

“Accessing the woodshop at the North Forge Fabrication Lab has allowed me to grow my business and to do interesting work. Without having access to these machines I would probably have had to go into a lot of debt at the beginning of my business. There is also the advantage of being around other business owners for advice and support.”

“The Fabrication Lab enabled Solara to kick-start development of a new product that has now sold over $500K. The IoT lab provided us with special tools for concept development, 3D printers to build concept cases for our customers, and the information exchange with other members helped us use these tools and to find contract resources locally.”

EVERY TUESDAY IS OPEN HOUSE

Take a tour and discover how Manitoba entrepreneurs are starting businesses using resources from the Fabrication Lab. 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 prototypes. Learn how you can transform your idea into a real product or business. Experienced members will be on hand to help you understand the equipment and explain what North Forge Fabrication Lab is all about. Every Tuesday night 6 pm 3rd Floor, 125 Adelaide Street.

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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: $1,500 plus GST
  • Annual Business Sponsorship: $2,000 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 Stapley for details at 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

Learn more about the equipment and resources at 125 Adelaide through a comprehensive video platform. 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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“The specialized equipment and resources at North Forge has given us the ability to make equipment and devices that were not possible before utilizing the Fabrication Lab.”

“North Forge has given the product development team at Barkman Concrete the opportunity and ability to create designs at a much more personal hands on level, allowing for our team to better understand advanced fabrication methods and become part of a larger design community.”

“The North Forge Fabrication Lab enabled me to start and run a diverse maker service business and have access to equipment I may never have had means to purchase myself. There is a great community of people to draw on for advice, ideas & experience. I only wished I had joined up sooner.”

“Accessing the woodshop at the North Forge Fabrication Lab has allowed me to grow my business and to do interesting work. Without having access to these machines I would probably have had to go into a lot of debt at the beginning of my business. There is also the advantage of being around other business owners for advice and support.”

“The Fabrication Lab enabled Solara to kick-start development of a new product that has now sold over $500K. The IoT lab provided us with special tools for concept development, 3D printers to build concept cases for our customers, and the information exchange with other members helped us use these tools and to find contract resources locally.”

Equipment / Rooms

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.

Tool Room

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Metal Working

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Craft Room

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Laser Room

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CNC Wood Room

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3D Printing

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ENTREPRENEUR IN RESIDENCE

If you need advice on everything from product development to lean manufacturing, contact Matt Olson, Entrepreneur in Residence at the North Forge Fabrication Lab. Matt can also connect you 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.

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RAPID PROTOYPING 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 IoT Innovation Lab 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 produce, tweak and test prototypes affordably.

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