The Soma Forge is where players use patterns they learn while exploring or purchase from vendors to make items.
These items have a SOMA cost in addition to possibly needing other materials to complete the creation process. Other materials may include items from vendors (materials or boosters), items taken from creatures, and items taken from objects.
On the left of the crafting window is where you will find the recipes you know, the right side shows a thumbnail of the object which will give you the stats when hovered over, a space showing the list of reagents needed, and a space for adding boosters.You can enter how many of an item you wish to create, then hit the create button to begin. There is a chance of failure, which is based on various factors. If you are creating multiple items a failure stops you from crafting further, and you will need to begin again.