Our “Hard Space” is designed for dirty work from metal/wood working to pottery, and everything in between.


Our “Soft Space” is designed for socializing, collaboration, entertainment, clean-work, and more.


The patio area and soft space are the perfect mix for a relaxed environment, promoting positive energy and community spirit.


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Call for Equipment

Now that we’re officially up and running, The Forge is annoucing a Call for Equipment to help us put together the tools needed to outfit our workshop. If you or someone you know might be interested in donating or sponsoring a piece of equipment, please send an email to

60-Watt Laser Cutter
CNC Milling Machines
3D Scanner
Vacuum Forming System
Heat Strip Bending System
Injection Molding System
Computer-Controlled Vinyl Cutter
Powder Coating System
MIG Welders
TIG Welders
Hand-Held Plasma Cutter
Sheet Metal Spot Welder
Sheet Metal Brake
Rotary Sheet Metal Punch
Sheet Metal Corner Notcher
English Wheel and Planishing Hammer
Sheet Metal Shear
Sheet Metal Roller
Sandblast Cabinet
Metal Grinders and Sanders
Metal Chop Saw
Metal Horizontal Band Saw
Metal Vertical Band Saw
Electronics Testing and Soldering Equipment
CNC Wood Router System
SawStop Cabinet Table Saw
Panel Saw
Wood Planer
Wood Jointer
Wood Band Saw
Wood Sanders
Wood Lathe
Drill Presses
Dust collectors
Metal Lathe
Vertical Milling Machines

South Bend Turret Mill!

The Forge hit a major milestone recently when we took ownership of our first “bridgeport” style turret mill. A mill like this is one of the key tools needed for metal fabrication and we’re honored to have it in our space. Many, many thanks to Lorillard, here local to Greensboro, for their donation and patience while we figured out how to move it.

In addition to the donation, a couple of our members have literally decades of personal experience with this very machine. We’re all looking forward to it providing decades of future service to the community.

Also, a thank you to our neighbors at Gibb’s Hundred brewing who used their fork lift to unload the mill. Thanks, John, Mark, and Sasha!

Thank You!

Mill loaded at Lorillard   Unloading the mill at The Forge
Logo close up

Mill from the left   Mill from the right

The Forge
115 W. Lewis St.
Greensboro, NC 27406
(336) 252-5331

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Event Calendar

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  • Code Greensboro
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: October 1, 2014 - 9:00 pm
  • Gorge on Manufacturing
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: October 2, 2014 - 9:00 pm
    Location: 115 W Lewis St, Greensboro, NC, United States
  • Better Block workshop
    Starts: 2:00 pm
    Ends: October 5, 2014 - 5:00 pm
    Location: The Forge, Greensboro's Makerspace, W Lewis St, Greensboro, NC, United States
  • Beer & Pizza for Innovation
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: October 8, 2014 - 7:00 pm
    Location: The Forge
    Description: Staton Noel of UNCG's Office of Innovation Commercialization and Justin Streuli Director, North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center, both from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro are hosting free monthly "Beer & Pizza for Innovation" meetups. The goal is to connect UNCG Grad Students, Faculty, Researchers and outside businesses with hopes of catalyzing business ideas and research for more startups and commercialization from UNCG

    Contact: Justin Streuli o: 336.256.8647 | c: 336.908.0178 |
  • Art + Tech
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: October 8, 2014 - 9:00 pm
  • Sewing Workshop
    Starts: 2:00 pm
    Ends: October 12, 2014 - 3:00 pm
    Location: The Forge, Greensboro's Makerspace, W Lewis St, Greensboro, NC, United States
  • Forge Membership Meeting
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: October 14, 2014 - 8:00 pm
  • Open House
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: October 16, 2014 - 9:00 pm
    Location: 115 W Lewis St, Greensboro, NC, United States
  • Trash to Treasure Class- How to build a CBX guitar class
    Starts: 2:00 pm
    Ends: October 18, 2014 - 4:00 pm
    Description: Join Bob Johnson, a very accomplished Luthier help members make Christmas presents out of discarded items.
  • Art + Tech
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: October 22, 2014 - 9:00 pm
  • Executive Committee Meeting
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: October 28, 2014 - 8:00 pm

Triad Art+Tech Meetup

Introduction to Arduino

Arduino is an open source physical computing platform consisting of a microcontroller board and a development environment designed in a relatively user friendly manner – to write software that can sense and control aspects the physical world. It is commonly used in the development and implementation of interactive art as well as hobbyist and prototype electronics. The board’s inputs can be used for a number of sensors, and its outputs can control motors, LEDs, servos, etc…
The group followed a workshop designed by Karen Niemczyk and taught last year at UNC. The hands on workshop explored some of the capabilities of the Arduino, including its potential both as a standalone solution or paired with Processing on your computer.
We looked into the basic lay-out of the Arduino & how to connect hardware as well as basic programming skills needed for building an Arduino application. Explanation of some of the hardware fundamentals such as use of a breadboard, schematics, and possible power sources were lightly covered. Everyone designed and started an application using LEDs and a switch.
The Art+Tech meetup meets here at the Forge the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays each month at 7:00 PM and cover a variety of subject matter, as well as providing a safe and comfortable environment to present and discuss personal projects. More information is available at

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